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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 18 in Arabic Text

قَالَ أَلَمْ نُرَبِّكَ فِينَا وَلِيدًۭا وَلَبِثْتَ فِينَا مِنْ عُمُرِكَ سِنِينَ
Qaala alam nurabbika feenaa waleedanw wa labista feenaa min ‘umurika sineen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 18

Sahih International
[Pharaoh] said, “Did we not raise you among us as a child, and you remained among us for years of your life?

Yusuf Ali
(Pharaoh) said: “Did we not cherish thee as a child among us, and didst thou not stay in our midst many years of thy life?

Abul Ala Maududi
Pharaoh said: “Did we not bring you up among us when you were a child?

Muhsin Khan
[Fir’aun (Pharaoh)] said [to Musa (Moses)]: “Did we not bring you up among us as a child? And you did dwell many years of your life with us.

Pickthall
(Pharaoh) said (unto Moses): Did we not rear thee among us as a child? And thou didst dwell many years of thy life among us,

Dr. Ghali
Said he, “Did we not rear you among us as a newborn, and did you not linger among us years of your age?

Abdel Haleem
Pharaoh said, ‘Did we not bring you up as a child among us? Did you not stay with us for many years?

Quran 26 Verse 18 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 18, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:18) Pharaoh said: “Did we not bring you up among us when you were a child?[14]


14. This remark of Pharaoh shows that he was not the same Pharaoh who had brought up Moses in his house, but his son. Had he been the same Pharaoh, he would have said, “I brought you up.” But, on the contrary, he says, “You were brought up among ourselves.” For a detailed discussion, see (E.Ns 85-93 of Surah Al-Aaraf).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 18 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 10 which provides the complete commentary from verse 10 through 22.

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