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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 22 in Arabic Text

وَتِلْكَ نِعْمَةٌۭ تَمُنُّهَا عَلَىَّ أَنْ عَبَّدتَّ بَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ
Wa tilka ni’matun tamun nuhaa ‘alaiya an ‘abbatta Baneee Israaa’eel

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 22

Sahih International
And is this a favor of which you remind me – that you have enslaved the Children of Israel?”

Yusuf Ali
“And this is the favour with which thou dost reproach me,- that thou hast enslaved the Children of Israel!”

Abul Ala Maududi
Now this is the favour that you tauntingly remind me of: that you enslaved the Children of Israel!”

Muhsin Khan
“And this is the past favour with which you reproach me, that you have enslaved the Children of Israel.”

Pickthall
And this is the past favour wherewith thou reproachest me: that thou hast enslaved the Children of Israel.

Dr. Ghali
And is that a favor you oblige me with, that you have taken the Seeds (Or: sons) of Israel) as slaves.”

Abdel Haleem
And is this- that you have enslaved the Children of Israel- the favour with which you reproach me?’

Quran 26 Verse 22 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 22, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:22) Now this is the favour that you tauntingly remind me of: that you enslaved the Children of Israel!”[18]


18. That is, if you had not been unjust and cruel to the Israelites. I should not have been brought to your house for upbringing. It was only on account of your barbarism that my mother put me in a basket and cast it into the river. Had it not been so, I should have been happily brought up in my own house. Therefore, it does not behoove you to remind me of your favor of bringing me up in your house.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 22 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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