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Surah Hajj Ayat 49 in Arabic Text

قُلْ يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّمَآ أَنَا۠ لَكُمْ نَذِيرٌۭ مُّبِينٌۭ
Qul yaaa ayyuhan naasu innamaaa ana lakum nazeerum mubeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 49

Sahih International
Say, “O people, I am only to you a clear warner.”

Yusuf Ali
Say: “O men! I am (sent) to you only to give a Clear Warning:

Abul Ala Maududi
Say (O Muhammad): “O people! I have been sent to you only as a plain warner (before the Doom strikes you).”

Muhsin Khan
Say (O Muhammad SAW): “O mankind! I am (sent) to you only as a plain warner.”

Pickthall
Say: O mankind! I am only a plain warner unto you.

Dr. Ghali
Say, “O you mankind, surely I am only for you an evident warner.”

Abdel Haleem
Say [Prophet], ‘People, I am sent only to give you clear warning.’

Quran 22 Verse 49 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hajj ayat 49, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(22:49) Say (O Muhammad): “O people! I have been sent to you only as a plain warner[94] (before the Doom strikes you).”


94. That is, I am merely a warner and not the maker of your destinies. It is Allah Who passes judgment and decides about the punishment.

Ibn-Kathir

49. Say: “O mankind! I am (sent) to you only as a plain warner.” 50. So those who believe and do righteous good deeds, for them is forgiveness and Rizq Karim. 51. But those who strive against Our Ayat to frustrate them, they will be dwellers of the Hellfire.


The Recompense of the Righteous and the Unrighteous

Allah said to His Prophet , when the disbelievers asked him to hasten on the punishment for them:

﴿قُلْ يأَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّمَآ أَنَاْ لَكُمْ نَذِيرٌ مُّبِينٌ ﴾

(Say: “O mankind! I am (sent) to you only as a plain warner.”) meaning, `Allah has sent me to you to warn you ahead of the terrible punishment, but I have nothing to do with your reckoning. Your case rests with Allah: if He wills, He will hasten on the punishment for you; and if He wills, He will delay it for you. If He wills he will accept the repentance of those who repent to Him; and if He wills, He will send astray those who are decreed to be doomed. He is the One Who does whatsoever He wills and wants and chooses.

﴿لاَ مُعَقِّبَ لِحُكْمِهِ وَهُوَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ﴾

(There is none to put back His judgement and He is swift at reckoning.) ﴿13:41﴾

﴿إِنَّمَآ أَنَاْ لَكُمْ نَذِيرٌ مُّبِينٌفَالَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصَّـلِحَـتِ﴾

(I am (sent) to you only as a plain warner. So those who believe and do righteous good deeds,) means, whose hearts believe and whose actions confirm their faith.

﴿لَّهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌ وَرِزْقٌ كَرِيمٌ﴾

(for them is forgiveness and Rizq Karim. ) means, forgiveness for their previous bad deeds, and a great reward in return for a few good deeds. Muhammad bin Ka`b Al-Qurazi said, “When you hear Allah’s saying:

﴿وَرِزْقٌ كَرِيمٌ﴾

(Rizq Karim) this means Paradise.”

﴿وَالَّذِينَ سَعَوْاْ فِى ءَايَـتِنَا مُعَـجِزِينَ﴾

(But those who strive against Our Ayat to frustrate them,) Mujahid said, “To discourage people from following the Prophet .” This was also the view of `Abdullah bin Az-Zubayr, “to discourage.” Ibn `Abbas said, “To frustrate them means to resist the believers stubbornly.”

﴿أُوْلَـئِكَ أَصْحَـبُ الْجَحِيمِ﴾

(they will be dwellers of the Hellfire.) This refers to the agonizingly hot Fire with its severe punish- ment, may Allah save us from it. Allah says:

﴿الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَصَدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ زِدْنَـهُمْ عَذَابًا فَوْقَ الْعَذَابِ بِمَا كَانُواْ يُفْسِدُونَ ﴾

(Those who disbelieved and hinder (men) from the path of Allah, for them We will add torment to the torment because they used to spread corruption) ﴿16:88﴾

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