Surah Mu’minun Ayat 54 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 54
So leave them in their confusion for a time.
But leave them in their confused ignorance for a time.
So leave them immersed in their heedlessness till an appointed time.
So leave them in their error for a time.
So leave them in their error till a time.
So leave them out in their perplexity for a while (of time).
So [Muhammad] leave them for a while steeped [in their ignorance].
Quran 23 Verse 54 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 54, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(23:54) So leave them immersed in their heedlessness till an appointed time.
49. There is a gap between (verses 53 and 54), which has been left to the listener to fill, because the background of the whole discourse itself helps to fill it. Five years had passed since the Prophet (peace be upon him) had been inviting his people to the original religion. He had left no stone unturned to convince them by reasoning and by historical evidence that his message was based on the truth. His people had seen the practical results of the acceptance of his message and had witnessed his own high character which was by itself a guarantee that he was a trustworthy man. But in spite of all this, his people were rejoicing in their erroneous beliefs which they had inherited from their forefathers. This was not all. They had become his bitter enemies and were trying to defeat him and his message by every wicked machination.
After filling the gap, the meaning of (verse 51) becomes quite clear. It does not mean that the Prophet (peace be upon him) should give up his preaching and leave the disbelievers to themselves. This way of address has been employed to shake and rouse the disbelievers. This verse warns them to realize that the time was coming near when they would see for themselves that the Messenger was in the right and they were in the wrong.
The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 54 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 51 which provides the complete commentary from verse 51 through 56.
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