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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 89 in Arabic Text

إِلَّا مَنْ أَتَى ٱللَّهَ بِقَلْبٍۢ سَلِيمٍۢ
Illaa man atal laaha biqalbin saleem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 89

Sahih International
But only one who comes to Allah with a sound heart.”

Yusuf Ali
“But only he (will prosper) that brings to Allah a sound heart;

Abul Ala Maududi
but only he that brings to Allah a sound heart will (attain to success).”

Muhsin Khan
Except him who brings to Allah a clean heart [clean from Shirk (polytheism) and Nifaq (hypocrisy)].

Pickthall
Save him who bringeth unto Allah a whole heart.

Dr. Ghali
Except for him who comes up to Allah with a sound heart.”

Abdel Haleem
when the only one who will be saved is the one who comes before God with a heart devoted to Him.’

Quran 26 Verse 89 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 89, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:89) but only he that brings to Allah a sound heart will (attain to success).”[65]


65. It cannot be said with certainty whether verses 88, 89 are a part of Prophet Abraham’s (peace be upon him) prayer, or they are an addition by Allah. In the first case, they will mean that Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) while praying for his father had a full realization of these facts. In the second case, they will be a comment by Allah on Abraham’s (peace be upon him) prayer, as if to say: On the Day of Judgment, only a sound heart, sound in faith and free from disobedience and sin, will be of any avail to man and not wealth and children, for wealth and children can be useful only if one possesses a sound heart. Wealth will be useful if one would have spent it sincerely and faithfully for the sake of Allah, otherwise even a millionaire will be a poor man there. Children also will be of help only to the extent that a person might have educated them in faith and good conduct to the best of his ability; otherwise even if the son is a Prophet, his father will not escape punishment if he died in the state of unbelief, because such a father will have no share in the goodness of his children.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 89 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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