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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 99 in Arabic Text

وَمَآ أَضَلَّنَآ إِلَّا ٱلْمُجْرِمُونَ
Wa maaa adallanaaa illal mujrimoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 99

Sahih International
And no one misguided us except the criminals.

Yusuf Ali
“‘And our seducers were only those who were steeped in guilt.

Abul Ala Maududi
It is none but those steeped in guilt who led us into this error,

Muhsin Khan
And none has brought us into error except the Mujrimun [Iblis (Satan) and those of human beings who commit crimes, murderers, polytheists, oppressors, etc.].

Pickthall
It was but the guilty who misled us.

Dr. Ghali
And in no way did anybody lead us into error except the criminals.

Abdel Haleem
It was the evildoers who led us astray,

Quran 26 Verse 99 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 99, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:99) It is none but those steeped in guilt who led us into this error,[69]


69. This is how the followers will treat their religious leaders and guides, whom they served and revered like deities in the world, whose words and patterns of behavior they took as authoritative and before whom they presented all sorts of offerings in the world. In the Hereafter when the people will find that their guides had misled them and caused their ruin as well as their own, they will hold them responsible for it and will curse them. The Quran has presented this horrible scene of the Hereafter at several places so as to admonish the blind followers to see and judge carefully whether their guides in this world were leading them on the right path or not. For instance: As each generation will be entering Hell, it will curse its preceding generation till all generations shall be gathered together there; then each succeeding generation will say regarding the preceding one: O Lord, these were the people who led us astray; therefore give them a double chastisement of the Fire. Allah will reply: There is a double chastisement for everyone but you know it not. (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayat 38). And the disbelievers will say: Our Lord, bring those jinns and men before us, who led us astray so that we may trample them under our feet and put them to extreme disgrace. (Surah Ha Mim Sajdah, Ayat 29). And they will say: Our Lord, we obeyed our chiefs and our great men and they misled us from the right path; our Lord, give them a double chastisement and curse them with a severe curse. (Surah Al-Ahzab, Ayat 67-68).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 99 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 90 which provides the complete commentary from verse 90 through 104.

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