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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 71 in Arabic Text

قَالُوا۟ نَعْبُدُ أَصْنَامًۭا فَنَظَلُّ لَهَا عَـٰكِفِينَ
Qaaloo na’budu asnaaman fanazallu lahaa ‘aakifeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 71

Sahih International
They said, “We worship idols and remain to them devoted.”

Yusuf Ali
They said: “We worship idols, and we remain constantly in attendance on them.”

Abul Ala Maududi
They answered: “There are some idols that we worship and are devoted to them with constancy.”

Muhsin Khan
They said: “We worship idols, and to them we are ever devoted.”

Pickthall
They said: We worship idols, and are ever devoted unto them.

Dr. Ghali
They said, “We worship idols, so we linger on consecrating (ourselves) to them.”

Abdel Haleem
They said, ‘We worship idols, and are constantly in attendance on them.’

Quran 26 Verse 71 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 71, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:71) They answered: “There are some idols that we worship and are devoted to them with constancy.”[52]


52. Though everybody knew that they worshiped idols, their answer implied that they were firm in faith and their hearts were satisfied with it, as if to say: We also know that these are idols of stone and wood, which we worship, but our faith demands that we should serve and worship them devotedly.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 71 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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