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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 28 in Arabic Text

قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْمَشْرِقِ وَٱلْمَغْرِبِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَآ ۖ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
Qaala Rabbul mashriqi wal maghribi wa maa baina humaa in kuntum ta’qiloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 28

Sahih International
[Moses] said, “Lord of the east and the west and that between them, if you were to reason.”

Yusuf Ali
(Moses) said: “Lord of the East and the West, and all between! if ye only had sense!”

Abul Ala Maududi
Moses continued: “(He is) the Lord of the east and the west, and all between them. If you only had any understanding!”

Muhsin Khan
Musa (Moses) said: “Lord of the east and the west, and all that is between them, if you did but understand!”

Pickthall
He said: Lord of the East and the West and all that is between them, if ye did but understand.

Dr. Ghali
He said, “The Lord of the east and the west and whatever is between them (both), in case you (can) consider.”

Abdel Haleem
Moses continued, ‘Lord of the East and West and everything between them. If you would only use your reason!’

Quran 26 Verse 28 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 28, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:28) Moses continued: “(He is) the Lord of the east and the west, and all between them. If you only had any understanding!”[23]


23. That is, You regard me as a mad person, but if you think you are wise people, you should yourself decide as to who is the real lord: this wretched Pharaoh who is ruling over a small piece of earth, or He Who is the Owner of the east and the west and of everything bounded by the east and the west including the land of Egypt. I believe in His sovereignty alone and have been sent to convey His message to a creature of His.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 28 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 23 which provides the complete commentary from verse 23 through 28.

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