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Surah Qalam Ayat 47 in Arabic Text

أَمْ عِندَهُمُ ٱلْغَيْبُ فَهُمْ يَكْتُبُونَ
Am ‘indahumul ghaibu fahum yaktuboon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 47

Sahih International
Or have they [knowledge of] the unseen, so they write [it] down?

Yusuf Ali
Or that the Unseen is in their hands, so that they can write it down?

Abul Ala Maududi
Or do they have any knowledge of the Unseen which they are now writing down?

Muhsin Khan
Or that the Ghaib (unseen here in this Verse it means Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz) is in their hands, so that they can write it down?

Pickthall
Or is the Unseen theirs that they can write (thereof)?

Dr. Ghali
Or even is the Unseen in their presence so they are writing (it down)?

Abdel Haleem
Do they have knowledge of the unseen that enables them to write it down?

Quran 68 Verse 47 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qalam ayat 47, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(68:47) Or do they have any knowledge of the Unseen which they are now writing down?[30]


30. This second question also appears to be directed to the Prophet (peace be upon him), but, in fact, its audience are his opponents. It means: Have you, O people, peered behind the unseen and found that the Messenger, in fact, is not a Messenger sent by God, and the truth that he is presenting before you is also false. That is why you are being so stubborn in belying what he says (For explanation, see (E.N. 32 of Surah At-Toor).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qalam verse 47 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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