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Surah Qamar Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

وَكَذَّبُوا۟ وَٱتَّبَعُوٓا۟ أَهْوَآءَهُمْ ۚ وَكُلُّ أَمْرٍۢ مُّسْتَقِرٌّۭ
Wa kazzaboo wattaba’ooo ahwaaa’ahum; wa kullu amrin mustaqirr

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
And they denied and followed their inclinations. But for every matter is a [time of] settlement.

Yusuf Ali
They reject (the warning) and follow their (own) lusts but every matter has its appointed time.

Abul Ala Maududi
They also gave the lie to (the splitting asunder of the moon) and only followed their desires. Yet everything is destined to reach an end.

Muhsin Khan
They belied (the Verses of Allah, this Quran), and followed their own lusts. And every matter will be settled [according to the kind of deeds (for the doer of good deeds, his deeds will take him to Paradise, and similarly evil deeds will take their doers to Hell)].

Pickthall
They denied (the Truth) and followed their own lusts. Yet everything will come to a decision

Dr. Ghali
And they have cried lies and closely followed their prejudices; and every Command is settled.

Abdel Haleem
They reject the truth and follow their own desires––everything is recorded––

Quran 54 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qamar ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(54:3) They also gave the lie to (the splitting asunder of the moon) and only followed their desires.[3] Yet everything is destined to reach an end. [4]


3. That is, they still persisted in the same decision that they had made of denying the Hereafter and have not changed their mind even after having witnessed this manifest sign, mainly because it clashed with their desires of the flesh.

4. That is, it cannot be so endlessly that Muhammad (peace be upon him) should go on inviting you to the truth while you persist in your falsehood stubbornly and his truth and your falsehood should never be established. All affairs ultimately have to reach an appointed end. Likewise, inevitably this conflict between you and Muhammad (peace be upon him) has also to reach an end. A time will certainly come when it will be clearly established that he had been in the right and you in the wrong throughout. Likewise, the worshipers of the truth shall one day see the result of their worshiping the truth and the worshipers of falsehood of their worshiping the falsehood.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qamar verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qamar ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 5.

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