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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 114 in Arabic Text

قَـٰلَ إِن لَّبِثْتُمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلًۭا ۖ لَّوْ أَنَّكُمْ كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
Qaala il labistum illaa qaleelal law annakum kuntum ta’lamoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 114

Sahih International
He will say, “You stayed not but a little – if only you had known.

Yusuf Ali
He will say: “Ye stayed not but a little,- if ye had only known!

Abul Ala Maududi
He will say: “You stayed only for a while, if you only knew that.

Muhsin Khan
He (Allah) will say: “You stayed not but a little, if you had only known!

Pickthall
He will say: Ye tarried but a little if ye only knew.

Dr. Ghali
He will say, “You have decidedly lingered (nothing) except a little, if (only) you knew.

Abdel Haleem
He will say, ‘You stayed but a little, if you had only known.

Quran 23 Verse 114 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 114, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:114) He will say: “You stayed only for a while, if you only knew that.[101]


101. That is, Our Messengers warned you that the life in this world is transitory and is for test and trial, but you did not realize it then and denied that there was any life in the Hereafter and behaved in accordance with that belief.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 114 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 112 which provides the complete commentary from verse 112 through 116.

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