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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 46 in Arabic Text

إِلَىٰ فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلَإِي۟هِۦ فَٱسْتَكْبَرُوا۟ وَكَانُوا۟ قَوْمًا عَالِينَ
Ilaa Fir’awna wa mala’ihee fastakbaroo wa kaanoo qawman ‘aaleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 46

Sahih International
To Pharaoh and his establishment, but they were arrogant and were a haughty people.

Yusuf Ali
To Pharaoh and his Chiefs: But these behaved insolently: they were an arrogant people.

Abul Ala Maududi
to Pharaoh and to his chiefs, but they behaved superciliously and they were haughty.

Muhsin Khan
To Fir’aun (Pharaoh) and his chiefs, but they behaved insolently and they were people self-exalting (by disobeying their Lord, and exalting themselves over and above the Messenger of Allah).

Pickthall
Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they scorned (them) and they were despotic folk.

Dr. Ghali
To Firaawn (Pharaoh) and his chiefs. Yet they waxed proud, and they were an exalted people.

Abdel Haleem
to Pharaoh and his prominent leaders, but they responded with arrogance: they were a haughty people.

Quran 23 Verse 46 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 46, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:46) to Pharaoh and to his chiefs, but they behaved superciliously and they were haughty.[40]


40. The words in the text may either mean: (1) They were highly arrogant and tyrannous people, or (2) They showed haughtiness and self conceit.

40a For explanation, see (E.N. 26).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 46 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 45 which provides the complete commentary from verse 45 through 49.

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