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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 32 in Arabic Text

فَأَلْقَىٰ عَصَاهُ فَإِذَا هِىَ ثُعْبَانٌۭ مُّبِينٌۭ
Fa alqaa ‘asaahu fa izaaa hiya su’baanum mubeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 32

Sahih International
So [Moses] threw his staff, and suddenly it was a serpent manifest.

Yusuf Ali
So (Moses) threw his rod, and behold, it was a serpent, plain (for all to see)!

Abul Ala Maududi
(No sooner had he said this than) Moses threw down his rod and behold, it was a veritable serpent,

Muhsin Khan
So [Musa (Moses)] threw his stick, and behold, it was a serpent, manifest.

Pickthall
Then he flung down his staff and it became a serpent manifest,

Dr. Ghali
So he cast his staff, then, only then was it a (demonstrably) evident serpent.

Abdel Haleem
So Moses threw down his staff and- lo and behold!- it became a snake for everyone to see.

Quran 26 Verse 32 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 32, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:32) (No sooner had he said this than) Moses threw down his rod and behold, it was a veritable serpent,[27]


27. Thuban means a serpent. At other places, the Quran has used hayyatun (snake) and jaann (a small snake) to describe the snake of the staff. The interpretation given by Imam Razi is that the snake of the staff looked like a serpent from its big size and has been called jaann on account of its swift movement which is characteristic of small snakes.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 32 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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