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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 69 in Arabic Text

أَمْ لَمْ يَعْرِفُوا۟ رَسُولَهُمْ فَهُمْ لَهُۥ مُنكِرُونَ
Am lam ya’rifoo Rasoolahum fahum lahoo munkiroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 69

Sahih International
Or did they not know their Messenger, so they are toward him disacknowledging?

Yusuf Ali
Or do they not recognise their Messenger, that they deny him?

Abul Ala Maududi
Or is it that they were unaware of their Messenger and were therefore repelled by him for he was a stranger to them?

Muhsin Khan
Or is it that they did not recognize their Messenger (Muhammad SAW) so they deny him?

Pickthall
Or know they not their messenger, and so reject him?

Dr. Ghali
Or did they not recognise their Messenger and so denied (Literally: (were) deniers (of his Message) him?

Abdel Haleem
Do they not recognize their Messenger? So why do they reject him?

Quran 23 Verse 69 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 69, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:69) Or is it that they were unaware of their Messenger and were therefore repelled by him for he was a stranger to them?[66]


66. That is, do they reject the message because Muhammad (peace be upon him), who is inviting them to it, is a stranger among them? No, this is not so, for he was born and bred among them in a noble family. He bears a pure and high character. He has been truthful, upright, trustworthy, honest and morally chaste throughout his life, He is a noble and gentle person, peace-loving and just by nature, honest in word and deed, sympathetic and helpful to the weak and poor. And they themselves testified to all this before he claimed to be a Messenger of Allah. Then he has been consistently preaching the same message from the first day of his mission. Then whatever he has preached, he has first practiced it himself and demonstrated its truth. There has been no contradiction between his word and deed. He and his followers have faithfully and honestly put into practice the message of the Quran and shown excellent results. For further details, see (E.N. 21 of Surah Al-Anaam), (E.N. 21 of Surah Yunus) and (E.N. 105 of Surah Bani Israil).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 69 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 68 which provides the complete commentary from verse 68 through 75.

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