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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 38 in Arabic Text

إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا رَجُلٌ ٱفْتَرَىٰ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ كَذِبًۭا وَمَا نَحْنُ لَهُۥ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ
In huwa illaa rajulunif taraa ‘alal laahi kazibanw wa maa nahnuu lahoo bimu’mineen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 38

Sahih International
He is not but a man who has invented a lie about Allah, and we will not believe him.”

Yusuf Ali
“He is only a man who invents a lie against Allah, but we are not the ones to believe in him!”

Abul Ala Maududi
This man has forged a mere lie in the name of Allah and we shall never believe what he says.”

Muhsin Khan
“He is only a man who has invented a lie against Allah, but we are not going to believe in him.”

Pickthall
He is only a man who hath invented a lie about Allah. We are not going to put faith in him.

Dr. Ghali
Decidedly he is nothing except a man who has fabricated against Allah a lie, and in no way will we (become) believers to him.”

Abdel Haleem
He is just a man making lies up about God. We will never believe in him.’

Quran 23 Verse 38 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 38, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:38) This man has forged a mere lie in the name of Allah and we shall never believe what he says.”


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 38 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 31 which provides the complete commentary from verse 31 through 41.

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