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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 21 in Arabic Text

فَفَرَرْتُ مِنكُمْ لَمَّا خِفْتُكُمْ فَوَهَبَ لِى رَبِّى حُكْمًۭا وَجَعَلَنِى مِنَ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
Fafarartu minkum lam maa khiftukum fawahaba lee Rabbee hukmanw wa ja’alanee minal mursaleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 21

Sahih International
So I fled from you when I feared you. Then my Lord granted me wisdom and prophethood and appointed me [as one] of the messengers.

Yusuf Ali
“So I fled from you (all) when I feared you; but my Lord has (since) invested me with judgment (and wisdom) and appointed me as one of the messengers.

Abul Ala Maududi
Then I fled for fear of you. Then my Lord bestowed wisdom and authority on me and made me one of the Messengers.

Muhsin Khan
“So I fled from you when I feared you. But my Lord has granted me Hukman (i.e. religious knowledge, right judgement of the affairs and Prophethood), and appointed me as one of the Messengers.

Pickthall
Then I fled from you when I feared you, and my Lord vouchsafed me a command and appointed me (of the number) of those sent (by Him).

Dr. Ghali
So I fled from you as soon as I feared you. Then my Lord bestowed upon me judgment and He made me one of the Emissaries.

Abdel Haleem
and I fled from you in fear; later my Lord gave me wisdom and made me one of His messengers.

Quran 26 Verse 21 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 21, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:21) Then I fled for fear of you. Then my Lord bestowed wisdom and authority on me[17] and made me one of the Messengers.


17. The word hukm means wisdom, knowledge or authority, which is granted by Allah to a Prophet so that he may speak with confidence and power.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 21 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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