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Surah Qalam Ayat 40 in Arabic Text

سَلْهُمْ أَيُّهُم بِذَٰلِكَ زَعِيمٌ
Salhum ayyuhum bizaa lika za’eem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 40

Sahih International
Ask them which of them, for that [claim], is responsible.

Yusuf Ali
Ask thou of them, which of them will stand surety for that!

Abul Ala Maududi
Ask them: “Which of them can guarantee that?

Muhsin Khan
Ask them, which of them will stand surety for that!

Pickthall
Ask them (O Muhammad) which of them will vouch for that!

Dr. Ghali
Ask them, whichever of them will assertively guarantee that!

Abdel Haleem
Ask them [Prophet] which of them will guarantee this.

Quran 68 Verse 40 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qalam ayat 40, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(68:40) Ask them: “Which of them can guarantee that?[22]


22. Zaeem in Arabic is used for a person who stands a surety on behalf of another, or is a spokesman of others. Thus, the verse means to ask: Which of you will come forward and say that he has made such and such a covenant with Allah on your behalf.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qalam verse 40 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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