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Surah Ash-Shams Ayat 13 in Arabic Text

فَقَالَ لَهُمْ رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ نَاقَةَ ٱللَّهِ وَسُقْيَـٰهَا
Faqaala lahum Rasoolul laahi naaqatal laahi wa suqiyaahaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 13

Sahih International
And the messenger of Allah [Salih] said to them, “[Do not harm] the she-camel of Allah or [prevent her from] her drink.”

Yusuf Ali
But the Messenger of Allah said to them: “It is a She-camel of Allah! And (bar her not from) having her drink!”

Abul Ala Maududi
Then Allah’s Messenger warned them: “Hands off the she-camel and her drink!”

Muhsin Khan
But the Messenger of Allah [Salih (Saleh)] said to them: “Be cautious! Fear the evil end. That is the she-camel of Allah! (Do not harm it) and bar it not from having its drink!”

Pickthall
And the messenger of Allah said: It is the she-camel of Allah, so let her drink!

Dr. Ghali
Then the Messenger of Allah said to them, “The she-camel of Allah! And (do not hinder) her drinking.”

Abdel Haleem
The messenger of God said to them, ‘[Leave] God’s camel to drink,’

Quran 91 Verse 13 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shams ayat 13, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(91:13) Then Allah’s Messenger warned them: “Hands off the she-camel and her drink!”[9]


9. At other places in the Quran the following details, are given: The people of Thamud challenged the Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) to present a sign (a miracle) if he was truthful. Thereupon the Prophet (peace be upon him) presented a she-camel miraculously before them and warned them to the effect: This is Allah’s she-camel. She will graze at will in the land. One day will be for her to drink and one day for you and your cattle. If you molest her, you will be punished with a scourge. This proved to be a deterrent for some time. Then they appealed to their most wicked and rebellious chief to put an end to the she-camel, and he took up the responsibility and hamstrung her. (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayat 73); (Surah Ash-Shuara, Ayats 134, 156); (Surah Al-Qamar, Ayat 29).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shams verse 13 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ash-Shams ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 15.

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