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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 84 in Arabic Text

وَٱجْعَل لِّى لِسَانَ صِدْقٍۢ فِى ٱلْـَٔاخِرِينَ
Waj’al lee lisaana sidqin fil aakhireen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 84

Sahih International
And grant me a reputation of honor among later generations.

Yusuf Ali
“Grant me honourable mention on the tongue of truth among the latest (generations);

Abul Ala Maududi
and grant me an honourable reputation among posterity,

Muhsin Khan
And grant me an honourable mention in later generations;

Pickthall
And give unto me a good report in later generations.

Dr. Ghali
And make for me a tongue of sincerity (Truthfulness) in the later (generations).

Abdel Haleem
give me a good name among later generations;

Quran 26 Verse 84 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 84, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:84) and grant me an honourable reputation among posterity,[62]


62. That is, grant me true renown among posterity. Grant me the grace that posterity should remember me as a good and pious man after my death and not as one of the unjust people, who were not only wicked themselves, but who left nothing but wickedness behind them in the world. Enable me to perform such high deeds that my life should become a source of light for others for all times to come, and I should be counted among the benefactors of humanity. This is not a prayer for worldly greatness and renown, but for true greatness and renown, which can be achieved only as a result of solid and valuable services. A person’s achieving such true renown and glory has two good aspects:

(1) The people of the world get a good example to follow, as against bad examples, which inspires them with piety and encourages them to follow the right way; and

(2) The righteous person will not only get the rewards of works done by posterity who were guided aright by the good example left and set by him, but in addition to his own good works, he will have the evidence of the millions of people in his favor that he had left behind him in the world fountains of guidance, which went on benefiting people, generation after generation, till the Day of Resurrection.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 84 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 83 which provides the complete commentary from verse 83 through 89.

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