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Surah Ankabut Ayat 42 in Arabic Text

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَعْلَمُ مَا يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِۦ مِن شَىْءٍۢ ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ
Innal laaha ya’lamu maa yad’oona min doonihee min shai’; wa Huwal ‘Azeezul Hakeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 42

Sahih International
Indeed, Allah knows whatever thing they call upon other than Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

Yusuf Ali
Verily Allah doth know of (every thing) whatever that they call upon besides Him: and He is Exalted (in power), Wise.

Abul Ala Maududi
Surely Allah knows fully what they call upon apart from Him. He is the Most Powerful, the Most Wise.

Muhsin Khan
Verily, Allah knows what things they invoke instead of Him. He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

Pickthall
Lo! Allah knoweth what thing they invoke instead of Him. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

Dr. Ghali
Surely Allah knows that in no way do they (really) invoke anything (else), apart from Him; and He is The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise.

Abdel Haleem
God knows what things they call upon beside Him: He is the Mighty, the Wise.

Quran 29 Verse 42 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ankabut ayat 42, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(29:42) Surely Allah knows fully what they call upon apart from Him. He is the Most Powerful, the Most Wise.[74]


74. That is, Allah knows fully the reality of those beings and things which they have taken as their deities and which they invoke for help. They are absolutely powerless. The Owner of power is only Allah, Who is controlling the system of this universe according to His own wisdom and design. Another translation of this verse can be: “Allah knows well that of those whom they invoke, apart from Him, are nonentities, and He alone is the All Mighty, the All-Wise.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ankabut verse 42 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ankabut ayat 41 which provides the complete commentary from verse 41 through 43.

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