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Surah Qalam Ayat 17 in Arabic Text

إِنَّا بَلَوْنَـٰهُمْ كَمَا بَلَوْنَآ أَصْحَـٰبَ ٱلْجَنَّةِ إِذْ أَقْسَمُوا۟ لَيَصْرِمُنَّهَا مُصْبِحِينَ
Innaa balawnaahum kamaa balawnaaa As-haabal jannati iz ‘aqsamoo la-yasri munnahaa musbiheen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 17

Sahih International
Indeed, We have tried them as We tried the companions of the garden, when they swore to cut its fruit in the [early] morning

Yusuf Ali
Verily We have tried them as We tried the People of the Garden, when they resolved to gather the fruits of the (garden) in the morning.

Abul Ala Maududi
We have put them [i.e., the Makkans] to test even as We put to test the owners of the orchard when they vowed that they would gather the fruit of their orchard in the morning,

Muhsin Khan
Verily, We have tried them as We tried the people of the garden, when they swore to pluck the fruits of the (garden) in the morning,

Pickthall
Lo! We have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden when they vowed that they would pluck its fruit next morning,

Dr. Ghali
Surely We have tried them as We tried the companions (i.e., owners) of the garden, as they swore that indeed they would definitely wrest away (i.e., gather all) (its fruits) in the (early) morning,

Abdel Haleem
We have tried them as We tried the owners of a certain garden, who swore that they would harvest its fruits in the morning

Quran 68 Verse 17 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qalam ayat 17, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(68:17) We have put them [i.e., the Makkans] to test even as We put to test the owners of the orchard[12] when they vowed that they would gather the fruit of their orchard in the morning,


12. Here, one should also keep (Surah Al-Kahf, Ayat 32-44 )in view, in which the parable of the owners of two gardens has been cited for teaching a lesson.

Ibn-Kathir

17. Verily, We have tried them as We tried the People of the Garden, when they swore to pluck the fruits in the morning, 18. Without (saying: “If Allah wills.”) 19. Then there passed over it a Ta’if from your Lord while they were asleep. 20. So by the morning, it became like As-Sarim. 21. Then they called out (one to another as soon) as the morning broke. 22. Saying: “Go to your tilth in the morning, if you would pluck (the fruits).” 23. So they departed, and they were whispering: 24. “No poor person shall enter upon you into it today.” 25. And they went in the morning with Hard Qadirin. 26. But when they saw it, they said: “Verily, we have gone astray.” 27. “Nay! Indeed we are deprived!” 28. The Awsat among them said; “Did I not tell you, `Why do you not Tusabbihun.”’


قَالُواْ سُبْحَـنَ رَبّنَآ إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَـلِمِينَ- فَأَقْبَلَ بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ يَتَلَـوَمُونَ- قَالُواْ يوَيْلَنَآ إِنَّا كُنَّا طَـغِينَ- عَسَى رَبُّنَآ أَن يُبْدِلَنَا خَيْراً مّنْهَآ إِنَّآ إِلَى رَبّنَا رغِبُونَ- كَذَلِكَ الْعَذَابُ وَلَعَذَابُ الاْخِرَةِ أَكْبَرُ لَوْ كَانُواْ يَعْلَمُونَ-﴾

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