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Surah Hajj Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يُجَـٰدِلُ فِى ٱللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍۢ وَيَتَّبِعُ كُلَّ شَيْطَـٰنٍۢ مَّرِيدٍۢ
Wa minan naasi mai yujaadilu fil laahi bighairi ‘ilminw wa yattabi’u kullaa shaitaanim mareed

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
And of the people is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge and follows every rebellious devil.

Yusuf Ali
And yet among men there are such as dispute about Allah, without knowledge, and follow every evil one obstinate in rebellion!

Abul Ala Maududi
Among people there are some who wrangle about Allah without knowledge and follow every rebellious devil,

Muhsin Khan
And among mankind is he who disputes concerning Allah, without knowledge, and follows every rebellious (disobedient to Allah) Shaitan (devil) (devoid of each and every kind of good).

Pickthall
Among mankind is he who disputeth concerning Allah without knowledge, and followeth each froward devil;

Dr. Ghali
And among mankind is he who disputes concerning Allah without knowledge and closely follows every most insurgent Shayatîn (The ever-vicious ones, i.e., the devils).

Abdel Haleem
Yet still there are some who, with no knowledge, argue about God, who follow every devilish rebel

Quran 22 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hajj ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(22:3) Among people there are some who wrangle about Allah without knowledge[4] and follow every rebellious devil,


4. They do not indulge in discussions or disputes about the being or existence of Allah but about His rights and powers and His Revelations, as is evident from the succeeding passage. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) tried to convince them of Tauhid and Resurrection, inevitably the dispute arose whether there is One Allah, the sole Sovereign or there were other partners as well in His Godhead and whether He has the power to bring about Resurrection, etc.

Ibn-Kathir

3. And among mankind is he who disputes about Allah, without knowledge, and follows every rebellious Shaytan. 4. For him (the devil) it is decreed that whosoever follows him, he will mislead him, and will drive him to the torment of the Fire.


Condemnation of the Followers of the Shaytan

Allah condemns those who deny the Resurrection and who deny that Allah is able to restore life to the dead, those who turn away from that which Allah has revealed to His Prophets and, in their views — denial and disbelief — follow every rebellious Shaytan among men and Jinn. This is the state of the followers of innovation and misguidance, who turn away from the truth and follow falsehood, following the words of the leaders of misguidance who call people to follow innovation and their own desires and opinions. Allah says concerning them and their like,

﴿وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يُجَـدِلُ فِى اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ﴾

(And among mankind is he who disputes about Allah, without knowledge,) meaning, without sound knowledge.

﴿وَيَتَّبِعُ كُلَّ شَيْطَـنٍ مَّرِيدٍكُتِبَ عَلَيْهِ﴾

(and follows every rebellious Shaytan. For him it is decreed.) Mujahid said, “This refers to that Shaytan.” meaning that is a matter written in the decree.

﴿أَنَّهُ مَن تَوَلاَّهُ﴾

(that whosoever follows him,) and imitates him,

﴿فَأَنَّهُ يُضِلُّهُ وَيَهْدِيهِ إِلَى عَذَابِ السَّعِيرِ﴾

(he will mislead him, and will drive him to the torment of the Fire.) means, he will mislead him in this world, and in the Hereafter he will drive him to the torment of the Fire, which is unbearably hot, painful and agonizing. As-Suddi reported that Abu Malik said, “This Ayah was revealed about An-Nadr bin Al-Harith. This was also the view of Ibn Jurayj.

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