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Surah Qalam Ayat 28 in Arabic Text

قَالَ أَوْسَطُهُمْ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكُمْ لَوْلَا
Qaala awsatuhum alam aqul lakum law laa tusabbihoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 28

Sahih International
The most moderate of them said, “Did I not say to you, ‘Why do you not exalt [Allah]?’ “

Yusuf Ali
Said one of them, more just (than the rest): “Did I not say to you, ‘Why not glorify (Allah)?'”

Abul Ala Maududi
The best among them said: “Did I not say to you: why do you not give glory to (your Lord)?”

Muhsin Khan
The best among them said: “Did I not tell you: why do you not say: Insha’ Allah (If Allah will).”

Pickthall
The best among them said: Said I not unto you: Why glorify ye not (Allah)?

Dr. Ghali
Said the most moderate of them, “Did I not say to you: Had you only extolled (Him)!”

Abdel Haleem
The wisest of them said, ‘Did I not say to you, “Will you not glorify God?”’-

Quran 68 Verse 28 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qalam ayat 28, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(68:28) The best among them said: “Did I not say to you: why do you not give glory to (your Lord)?”[17]


17. This means that when they were saying on oath: We shall surely pluck the fruit of our garden tomorrow, this person had warned them at that time, saying: Have you forgotten God? Why don’t you say: If Allah so wills? But they did not listen to him. Then, while they were making up their mind not to give away anything to the needy, he again advised them to remember Allah and to desist from their evil intention, but they persisted in what they had resolved.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qalam verse 28 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qalam ayat 17 which provides the complete commentary from verse 17 through 28.

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