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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 81 in Arabic Text

بَلْ قَالُوا۟ مِثْلَ مَا قَالَ ٱلْأَوَّلُونَ
Bal qaaloo misla maa qaalal awwaloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 81

Sahih International
Rather, they say like what the former peoples said.

Yusuf Ali
On the contrary they say things similar to what the ancients said.

Abul Ala Maududi
Nay, but they say the like of what their predecessors of yore had said.

Muhsin Khan
Nay, but they say the like of what the men of old said.

Pickthall
Nay, but they say the like of that which said the men of old;

Dr. Ghali
No indeed, (but) they said the like of what the earliest (people) said.

Abdel Haleem
But, like others before them,

Quran 23 Verse 81 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 81, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:81) Nay, but they say the like of what their predecessors of yore had said.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 81 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 76 which provides the complete commentary from verse 76 through 83.

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