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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 66 in Arabic Text

قَدْ كَانَتْ ءَايَـٰتِى تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْكُمْ فَكُنتُمْ عَلَىٰٓ أَعْقَـٰبِكُمْ تَنكِصُونَ
Qad kaanat Aayaatee tutlaa ‘alaikum fakuntum ‘alaaa a’qaabikum tankisoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 66

Sahih International
My verses had already been recited to you, but you were turning back on your heels

Yusuf Ali
“My Signs used to be rehearsed to you, but ye used to turn back on your heels-

Abul Ala Maududi
My Signs were rehearsed to you and you turned back on your heels and took to flight,

Muhsin Khan
Indeed My Verses used to be recited to you, but you used to turn back on your heels (denying them, and with hatred to listen to them).

Pickthall
My revelations were recited unto you, but ye used to turn back on your heels,

Dr. Ghali
My ayat (Verses, signs) were readily recited to you, yet on your heels you used to turn.

Abdel Haleem
Time and time again My messages were recited to you, but you turned arrogantly on your heels,

Quran 23 Verse 66 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 66, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:66) My Signs were rehearsed to you and you turned back on your heels and took to flight,[62]


62. That is to say, in the worldly life you did not pay any heed to what the Messenger said. Nay, you did not even like to hear his voice.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 66 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 62 which provides the complete commentary from verse 62 through 67.

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