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Surah Qalam Ayat 46 in Arabic Text

أَمْ تَسْـَٔلُهُمْ أَجْرًۭا فَهُم مِّن مَّغْرَمٍۢ مُّثْقَلُونَ
Am tas’aluhum ajran fahum min maghramin musqaloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 46

Sahih International
Or do you ask of them a payment, so they are by debt burdened down?

Yusuf Ali
Or is it that thou dost ask them for a reward, so that they are burdened with a load of debt?-

Abul Ala Maududi
Or are you asking them for some compensation so that they feel burdened with debt?

Muhsin Khan
Or is it that you (O Muhammad SAW) ask them a wage, so that they are heavily burdened with debt?

Pickthall
Or dost thou (Muhammad) ask a fee from them so that they are heavily taxed?

Dr. Ghali
Or even do you ask them for a reward so they are weighed down with heavy fines?

Abdel Haleem
Do you demand some reward from them that would burden them with debt?

Quran 68 Verse 46 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qalam ayat 46, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(68:46) Or are you asking them for some compensation so that they feel burdened with debt?[29]


29. The question apparently is being asked of the Prophet (peace be upon him), but its real audience are the people, who were crossing all limits in their opposition to him. They are being asked: Is Our Messenger asking you for a reward which makes you feel so upset. You know that he is absolutely selfless in his invitation and is exerting himself only for your own benefit and well-being. If you do not want to believe in what he says, you may not, but why are you feeling so enraged at his this invitation to you. (For further explanation, see (E.N. 31 of Surah At-Toor).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qalam verse 46 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qalam ayat 42 which provides the complete commentary from verse 42 through 47.

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