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Surah Qamar Ayat 43 in Arabic Text

أَكُفَّارُكُمْ خَيْرٌۭ مِّنْ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكُمْ أَمْ لَكُم بَرَآءَةٌۭ فِى ٱلزُّبُرِ
‘A kuffaarukum khairun min ulaaa’ikum am lakum baraaa’atun fiz Zubur

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 43

Sahih International
Are your disbelievers better than those [former ones], or have you immunity in the scripture?

Yusuf Ali
Are your Unbelievers, (O Quraish), better than they? Or have ye an immunity in the Sacred Books?

Abul Ala Maududi
Are your unbelievers (of Makkah) any better than they? Or have you been granted any immunity in the Scriptures?

Muhsin Khan
Are your disbelievers (O Quraish!) better than these [nations of Nuh (Noah), Lout (Lot), Salih (Saleh), and the people of Fir’aun (Pharaoh), etc., who were destroyed)? Or have you an immunity (against Our Torment) in the Divine Scriptures?

Pickthall
Are your disbelievers better than those, or have ye some immunity in the scriptures?

Dr. Ghali
Are your steadfast disbelievers more charitable (3) than those ones? Or even do you have an acquittal (from torment) in the Zubur? (i.e., better)

Abdel Haleem
‘Are your disbelievers any better than these? Were you given an exemption in the Scripture?’

Quran 54 Verse 43 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qamar ayat 43, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(54:43) Are your unbelievers (of Makkah) any better than they?[23] Or have you been granted any immunity in the Scriptures?


23. The address here is directed to the Quraish, as if to say: When the other nation have been punished for adopting disbelief and showing stubbornness and denying the truth, why would you not be punished if you adopted the same attitude and conduct. For, you are not a special people in any way.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qamar verse 43 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qamar ayat 41 which provides the complete commentary from verse 41 through 46.

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