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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 188 in Arabic Text

قَالَ رَبِّىٓ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ
Qaala Rabbeee a’lamu bimaa ta’maloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 188

Sahih International
He said, “My Lord is most knowing of what you do.”

Yusuf Ali
He said: “My Lord knows best what ye do.”

Abul Ala Maududi
Shuayb said: “My Lord knows well all what you do.”

Muhsin Khan
He said: “My Lord is the Best Knower of what you do.”

Pickthall
He said: My Lord is Best Aware of what ye do.

Dr. Ghali
He said, “My Lord knows best whatever you do.”

Abdel Haleem
He said, ‘My Lord knows best what you do.’

Quran 26 Verse 188 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 188, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:188) Shuayb said: “My Lord knows well all what you do.”[116]


116. That is, it is not in my power to bring down the torment; it is in Allah’s power, and He is fully aware of your misdeeds. He will send down the torment as and when He wills. In this demand of the people of Aiykah and the answer of Prophet Shuaib (peace be upon him) to them there was an admonition for the Quraish as well. They also demanded from the Prophet (peace be upon him) to bring down the torment on them: Or…. you cause the sky to fall down on us in fragments, as you threaten us. (Surah Bani Israil, Ayat 92). As such the Quraish are being told that the people of Aiykah had also demanded a similar thing from their Prophet, and the answer that they got from their Prophet is the answer of Muhammad (peace be on him) to you.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 188 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 185 which provides the complete commentary from verse 185 through 191.

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