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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 40 in Arabic Text

قَالَ عَمَّا قَلِيلٍۢ لَّيُصْبِحُنَّ نَـٰدِمِينَ
Qaala ‘ammaa qaleelil la yusbihunna naadimeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 40

Sahih International
[Allah] said, “After a little, they will surely become regretful.”

Yusuf Ali
(Allah) said: “In but a little while, they are sure to be sorry!”

Abul Ala Maududi
He answered: “A short while, and they shall be repenting.”

Muhsin Khan
(Allah) said: “In a little while, they are sure to be regretful.”

Pickthall
He said: In a little while they surely will become repentant.

Dr. Ghali
Said He, “In a little while indeed they will definitely become remorseful.”

Abdel Haleem
and so God said, ‘Soon they will be filled with regret.’

Quran 23 Verse 40 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 40, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:40) He answered: “A short while, and they shall be repenting.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 40 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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