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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 30 in Arabic Text

إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَـَٔايَـٰتٍۢ وَإِن كُنَّا لَمُبْتَلِينَ
Inna fee zaalika la Aayaatinw wa in kunnaa lamubtaleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 30

Sahih International
Indeed in that are signs, and indeed, We are ever testing [Our servants].

Yusuf Ali
Verily in this there are Signs (for men to understand); (thus) do We try (men).

Abul Ala Maududi
There are great Signs in this story; and surely We do put people to test.

Muhsin Khan
Verily, in this [what We did as regards drowning of the people of Nuh (Noah)], there are indeed Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc. for men to understand), for sure We are ever putting (men) to the test.

Pickthall
Lo! herein verily are portents, for lo! We are ever putting (mankind) to the test.

Dr. Ghali
Surely in that are indeed signs, and decidedly We are (always) indeed trying (mankind).

Abdel Haleem
There are signs in all this: We have always put [people] to the test.

Quran 23 Verse 30 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 30, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:30) There are great Signs in this story;[32] and surely We do put people to test.[33]


32. At the conclusion of the story of Prophet Noah (peace be upon him), particular attention has been drawn to the many signs in the story from which one can learn many lessons. For instance, the Prophet who invited the people to Tauhid was in the right and those who practiced and insisted on shirk and disbelief were in the wrong and were destroyed. That the same kind of conflict, which took place between Prophet Noah (peace be upon him) and his people, was going on in Makkah. Therefore, ultimately the Prophet (peace be upon him) will come out victorious over his antagonists just like Prophet Noah (peace be upon him).

33. This can also be translated as: We had to or have to put people to the test. In each case the purpose is to warn the people that they will not be left alone after they have been granted power in the land and over good things of life, but Allah will put them to the test to see how they used their power. Whatever happened with the people of Noah was in accordance with this law, and the same will happen in future with any community which is raised to power.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 30 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 26 which provides the complete commentary from verse 26 through 30.

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