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Surah Mulk Ayat 10 in Arabic Text

وَقَالُوا۟ لَوْ كُنَّا نَسْمَعُ أَوْ نَعْقِلُ مَا كُنَّا فِىٓ أَصْحَـٰبِ ٱلسَّعِيرِ
Wa qaaloo law kunnaa nasma’u awna’qilu maa kunnaa feee as haabis sa’eer

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 10

Sahih International
And they will say, “If only we had been listening or reasoning, we would not be among the companions of the Blaze.”

Yusuf Ali
They will further say: “Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we should not (now) be among the Companions of the Blazing Fire!”

Abul Ala Maududi
They will say: ‘If we had only listened and understood, we would not be among the inmates of the Blazing Fire.'”

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.

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”.

Abdel Haleem
They will say, ‘If only we had listened, or reasoned, we would not be with the inhabitants of the blazing fire,’ and

Quran 67 Verse 10 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mulk ayat 10, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(67:10) They will say: ‘If we had only listened and understood,[16] 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.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Mulk verse 10 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Mulk ayat 6 which provides the complete commentary from verse 6 through 11.

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