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Surah Qalam Ayat 36 in Arabic Text

مَا لَكُمْ كَيْفَ تَحْكُمُونَ
Maa lakum kaifa tahkumoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 36

Sahih International
What is [the matter] with you? How do you judge?

Yusuf Ali
What is the matter with you? How judge ye?

Abul Ala Maududi
What is the matter with you? How ill do you judge!

Muhsin Khan
What is the matter with you? How judge you?

Pickthall
What aileth you? How foolishly ye judge!

Dr. Ghali
What is it with you? How do you judge?

Abdel Haleem
What is the matter with you? On what basis do you judge?

Quran 68 Verse 36 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qalam ayat 36, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(68:36) What is the matter with you? How ill do you judge![20]


20. That is, it is against reason that God should not differentiate between the obedient servant and the guilty. How do you regard this as reasonable that the Creator of the universe should, like a blind ruler, not judge which people in the world obeyed His commands and refrained from evildoing, and which people committed every sin and crime and perpetrated every cruelty fearless of His punishment? You have seen the adversity of the believers and your own prosperity, but you have not appreciated the distinction between their good morals and your own evildoing, and have given your judgment without the thought that these obedient people will be treated like culprits by God and the guilty like you will be granted Paradise.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qalam verse 36 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qalam ayat 34 which provides the complete commentary from verse 34 through 41.

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