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Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 71 in Arabic Text

قَالَ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ بَنَاتِىٓ إِن كُنتُمْ فَـٰعِلِينَ
Qaala haaa’ulaaa’i banaateee in kuntum faa’ileen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 71

Sahih International
[Lot] said, “These are my daughters – if you would be doers [of lawful marriage].”

Yusuf Ali
He said: “There are my daughters (to marry), if ye must act (so).”

Abul Ala Maududi
Lot exclaimed in exasperation: “If you are bent on doing something, then here are my daughters.”

Muhsin Khan
[Lout (Lot)] said: “These (the girls of the nation) are my daughters (to marry lawfully), if you must act (so).”

Pickthall
He said: Here are my daughters, if ye must be doing (so).

Dr. Ghali
He said, “These are my daughters (to marry), if you would be performing (that).”

Abdel Haleem
He said, ‘My daughters are here, if you must.’

Quran 15 Verse 71 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Hijr ayat 71, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(15:71) Lot exclaimed in exasperation: “If you are bent on doing something, then here are my daughters.”[40]


40. In (E.N. 87 of Surah Houd), it has been explained what Prophet Lot (peace be upon him) meant by this. It may also be added that such words as these were uttered by an honorable man like him in the last resort, when all his entreaties and earnest requests had failed to prevent those people from their evil designs towards his guests.

Here it will be worthwhile to clear the significance of the words which were uttered by Prophet Lot (peace be upon him) as they occur in Surah Houd (Ayat 78). When he entreated those wicked people not to molest his guests, saying, “Here are my daughters”, he was unaware that his guests were angels in the disguise of handsome boys. The angels revealed their identity only when the wicked crowd gathered at the residence of his guests and began to threaten them with their wicked designs, and Prophet Lot (peace be upon him) began to lament, “I wish I had the power to set you right or I could find some strong support for refuge.” It was then that the angels revealed themselves, saying, “We are envoys sent by your Lord.” This sequence of events shows that Prophet Lot (peace be upon him) had made that offer only when he had felt to be utterly helpless. It is very important to keep this in view because the sequence of events in this Surah is different from that in Surah Houd. One is liable to have a misunderstanding as to why Prophet Lot (peace be upon him) wailed and lamented when he knew all the while that his guests were angels and could defend themselves against those wicked people. As regards the apparent difference between the two sequences, it may be pointed out that here the important thing to be stated is that the angels come with the truth. Therefore that part of the story (Ayats 61-66) has been related first in order to make the point more prominent.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Hijr verse 71 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hijr ayat 67 which provides the complete commentary from verse 67 through 72.

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