Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 31 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 31
[Pharaoh] said, “Then bring it, if you should be of the truthful.”
(Pharaoh) said: “Show it then, if thou tellest the truth!”
Pharaoh said: “Then bring it if you are truthful at all.”
Fir’aun (Pharaoh) said: “Bring it forth then, if you are of the truthful!”
(Pharaoh) said: Produce it then, if thou art of the truthful!
He said, “Come up with it then, in case you are of the sincere ones.”
‘Show it then,’ said Pharaoh, ‘if you are telling the truth.’
Quran 26 Verse 31 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 31, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(26:31) Pharaoh said: “Then bring it if you are truthful at all.”
26. This reply of Pharaoh shows that he was not in any way different from the common polytheists of the ancient and modern times. Like all other polytheists, he believed in Allah’s being the highest Deity in the supernatural sense. Who wielded greater power and authority than all other gods and goddesses. That is why Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) said to him: If you do not believe that I have been appointed by Allah, I can present such clear signs as will prove that I have really been sent by Him. And that is why Pharaoh said: If you are true in your claim, come out with your sign, otherwise if he had any doubt about the existence of Allah or His being Master of the universe, he would not have asked for the sign.
The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 31 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 29 which provides the complete commentary from verse 29 through 37.
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