Surah Qalam Ayat 2 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 2
You are not, [O Muhammad], by the favor of your Lord, a madman.
Thou art not, by the Grace of thy Lord, mad or possessed.
By your Lord’s Grace, you are not afflicted with madness,
You (O Muhammad SAW) are not, by the Grace of your Lord, a madman.
Thou art not, for thy Lord’s favour unto thee, a madman.
In no way are you, by the favor of your Lord, a madman.
Your Lord’s grace does not make you [Prophet] a madman:
Quran 68 Verse 2 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qalam ayat 2, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(68:2) By your Lord’s Grace, you are not afflicted with madness,
2. That is, for which an oath has been sworn by the pen and by the Book. It means that this Quran which is being inscribed by the hands of the writers of revelation, is by itself enough to refute the slander of the disbelievers who say that the Prophet (peace be upon him) is, God forbid, a madman, Before his claim to the Prophethood, the people of Makkah looked upon him as the best of their men and trusted his honesty, intelligence and sagacity. But when he started reciting the Quran before them, they began to call him a madman. This meant that the Quran itself in their sight was the cause because of which they accused him of madness; Therefore, it was said: The Quran by itself is a sufficient proof for the refutation of this slander. The presentation of this highly eloquent revelation which consists of sublime themes, is an argument which proves that Muhammad (peace be upon him) has been especially favored by Allah, and nor an argument which might be used to prove that he has, God forbid, gone mad. Here, one should remember that although the address apparently is directed to the Prophet (peace be upon him), yet the real object is to nail the calumny of the disbelievers. Therefore, no one should have the doubt that this verse was sent down only to assure the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he was not mad. Obviously, the Prophet (peace be upon him) himself had no such doubt for removing which he might have stood in need of such an assurance. The object was to tell the disbelievers, as if to say: The Quran because of which you are calling the one presenting it a madman, is by itself an argument that your accusation is false. (For further explanation see (E.N. 22 of Surah At-Toor).
The tafsir of Surah Qalam verse 2 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qalam ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 7.
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