Surah Mu’minun Ayat 72 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 72
Or do you, [O Muhammad], ask them for payment? But the reward of your Lord is best, and He is the best of providers.
Or is it that thou askest them for some recompense? But the recompense of thy Lord is best: He is the Best of those who give sustenance.
Are you asking them for something? What Allah has given you is the best. He is the Best of providers.
Or is it that you (O Muhammad SAW) ask them for some wages? But the recompense of your Lord is better, and He is the Best of those who give sustenance.
Or dost thou ask of them (O Muhammad) any tribute? But the bounty of thy Lord is better, for He is Best of all who make provision.
Or (even) do you ask them for tribute? Yet the (bounteous) tribute of your Lord is more charitable, (i.e., better) and He is The Most Charitable of providers.
Do you [Prophet] ask them for any payment? Your Lord’s is the best payment: He is the Best of Providers.
Quran 23 Verse 72 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 72, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(23:72) Are you asking them for something? What Allah has given you is the best. He is the Best of providers.
70. This was yet another proof of the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) Prophethood. He was conveying the message without demanding any recompense for it, and he had no self interest in it. Nay, he had staked his business, reputation, peaceful home life, relationships with the unbelieving kindred for the success of his mission and was being ruthlessly persecuted for its sake. A selfish person could not have risked his all for the sake of only worldly motives. He would rather have exploited the racial and tribal prejudices of his people to become their ruler and leader. On the contrary, his message not only cut at the root of those prejudices but tended to destroy the very bases which helped his tribe to wield influence and authority over the polytheists of Arabia. This is an argument which the Quran has advanced again and again as a proof of the truth of the mission of the other Prophets as well. See (Surah Al-Anaam, Ayat 90); (Surah Yunus, Ayat 72); (Surah Hud, Ayats 29, 51); (Surah Yusuf, Ayat 104); (Surah Ya-Seen, Ayat 21) along with the relevant E.Ns.
The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 72 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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