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Surah Qalam Ayat 15 in Arabic Text

إِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِ ءَايَـٰتُنَا قَالَ أَسَـٰطِيرُ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ
Izaa tutlaa ‘alaihi aayaatunaa qaala asaateerul awwaleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 15

Sahih International
When Our verses are recited to him, he says, “Legends of the former peoples.”

Yusuf Ali
When to him are rehearsed Our Signs, “Tales of the ancients”, he cries!

Abul Ala Maududi
and whenever Our verses are rehearsed to him, he says: “These are fairy- tales of times gone by.”

Muhsin Khan
When Our Verses (of the Quran) are recited to him, he says: “Tales of the men of old!”

Pickthall
That, when Our revelations are recited unto him, he saith: Mere fables of the men of old.

Dr. Ghali
When Our ayat (Verses, signs) are recited to him, he says, “Myths of the earliest (people).”

Abdel Haleem
when our revelations are recited to him, he says, ‘These are just ancient fables.’

Quran 68 Verse 15 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qalam ayat 15, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(68:15) and whenever Our verses are rehearsed to him, he says: “These are fairy- tales of times gone by.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qalam verse 15 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qalam ayat 8 which provides the complete commentary from verse 8 through 16.

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