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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 70 in Arabic Text

إِذْ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ وَقَوْمِهِۦ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ
Iz qaala li abeehi wa qawmihee maa ta’budoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 70

Sahih International
When he said to his father and his people, “What do you worship?”

Yusuf Ali
Behold, he said to his father and his people: “What worship ye?”

Abul Ala Maududi
when he asked his father and his people: “What do you worship?”

Muhsin Khan
When he said to his father and his people: “What do you worship?”

Pickthall
When he said unto his father and his folk: What worship ye?

Dr. Ghali
As he said to his father and his people, “What do you worship?

Abdel Haleem
when he asked his father and his people, ‘What do you worship?’

Quran 26 Verse 70 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 70, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:70) when he asked his father and his people: “What do you worship?”[51]


51. Obviously the object of this question was to remind the people that the deities which they worshiped were false and absolutely powerless. In Surah Al Anbiya the same question has been posed thus: What are these images to which you are so devoted. (verse 52).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 70 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 69 which provides the complete commentary from verse 69 through 77.

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