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Surah Mulk Ayat 22 in Arabic Text

أَفَمَن يَمْشِى مُكِبًّا عَلَىٰ وَجْهِهِۦٓ أَهْدَىٰٓ أَمَّن يَمْشِى سَوِيًّا عَلَىٰ صِرَٰطٍۢ مُّسْتَقِيمٍۢ
Afamai yamshee mukibban ‘alaa wajhihee ahdaaa ammany yamshee sawiyyan ‘alaa siratim mustaqeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 22

Sahih International
Then is one who walks fallen on his face better guided or one who walks erect on a straight path?

Yusuf Ali
Is then one who walks headlong, with his face grovelling, better guided,- or one who walks evenly on a Straight Way?

Abul Ala Maududi
Who is better guided: he who walks grovelling on his face, or he who walks upright on a Straight Path?

Muhsin Khan
Is he who walks without seeing on his face, more rightly guided, or he who (sees and) walks on a Straight Way (i.e. Islamic Monotheism).

Pickthall
Is he who goeth groping on his face more rightly guided, or he who walketh upright on a straight road?

Dr. Ghali
Then, is he who walks tossed down upon his face better guided than he who walks (perfectly) level on a straight Path?

Abdel Haleem
Who is better guided: someone who falls on his face, or someone who walks steadily on a straight path?

Quran 67 Verse 22 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mulk ayat 22, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(67:22) Who is better guided: he who walks grovelling on his face,[32] or he who walks upright on a Straight Path?


32. Walking fallen on his face: walking with face turned down like the cattle on the same track on which someone put him.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Mulk verse 22 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Mulk ayat 20 which provides the complete commentary from verse 20 through 27.

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