Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 33 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 33
He said, “Never would I prostrate to a human whom You created out of clay from an altered black mud.”
(Iblis) said: “I am not one to prostrate myself to man, whom Thou didst create from sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape.”
He said: “It does not behove of me to prostrate myself before a human being whom You have created out of dry ringing clay wrought from black mud.”
[Iblis (Satan)] said: “I am not the one to prostrate myself to a human being, whom You created from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud.”
He said: I am not one to prostrate myself unto a mortal whom Thou hast created out of potter’s clay of black mud altered!
Said he, “Indeed I did not have to prostrate myself to a mortal whom You created of dry clay of mud modeled.”
and he answered, ‘I will not bow to a mortal You created from dried clay, formed from dark mud.’
Quran 15 Verse 33 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Hijr ayat 33, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(15:33) He said: “It does not behove of me to prostrate myself before a human being whom You have created out of dry ringing clay wrought from black mud.”
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
The tafsir of Surah Hijr verse 33 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hijr ayat 28 which provides the complete commentary from verse 28 through 33.
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