Surah MULK Ayah 10 in Arabic Text:
وَقَالُوا لَوْ كُنَّا نَسْمَعُ أَوْ نَعْقِلُ مَا كُنَّا فِي أَصْحَابِ السَّعِيرِ
Wa qaaloo law kunnaa nasma’u awna’qilu maa kunnaa feee as haabis sa’eer
DR. GHALI And they say, “If we had heard or had considered, in no way would we have been among the companions of the Blaze”.
MUHSIN KHAN And they will say: “Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we would not have been among the dwellers of the blazing Fire!”
PICKTHALL And they say: Had we been wont to listen or have sense, we had not been among the dwellers in the flames.
SAHIH INTERNATIONAL And they will say, “If only we had been listening or reasoning, we would not be among the companions of the Blaze.”
MUFTI TAQI USMANI And they will say, “Had we been listening or understanding, we would not have been among the people of the Hell.”
ABDUL HALEEM They will say, ‘If only we had listened, or reasoned, we would not be with the inhabitants of the blazing fire,’ and
ABUL ALA MAUDUDI They will say: ‘If we had only listened and understood, we would not be among the inmates of the Blazing Fire.’”
DR. MUSTAFA KHATTAB And they will lament, “If only we had listened and reasoned, we would not be among the residents of the Blaze!”
Surah Mulk Ayat 10 Tafseer / Commentary
Here you can expand your knowledge on ayah 10 of Surah Mulk by reading both the tafsir of Ibn Kathir and Abul Ala Maududi.
This section is for those looking to find explanation of verse 10 and gain more insight to the background or significance of this verse.
Tafsir of Surah Mulk Ayat 10 – By Abul Ala Maududi
(67:10) They will say: ‘If we had only listened and understood, we would not be among the inmates of the Blazing Fire.’”
16. If we had listened or understood: If we had listened to the Prophets with attention as seekers after truth or used our intellect to understand what actually was the message they were presenting before us. Here listening has been given priority over understanding, the reason being that the pre-requisite of obtaining guidance is to listen to what the Prophet teaches, or to read if it is in the written form, like a seeker after truth. To ponder over it in an attempt to understand the truth is secondary. Without the Prophet’s guidance man cannot by himself reach the truth directly by using his intellect and common sense.
Surah Mulk Tafsir by Ibn Kathir – Ayat 6-11
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