Surah Baqarah Ayat 167 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 167
Those who followed will say, “If only we had another turn [at worldly life] so we could disassociate ourselves from them as they have disassociated themselves from us.” Thus will Allah show them their deeds as regrets upon them. And they are never to emerge from the Fire.
“And those who followed would say: “If only We had one more chance, We would clear ourselves of them, as they have cleared themselves of us.” Thus will Allah show them (The fruits of) their deeds as (nothing but) regrets. Nor will there be a way for them out of the Fire.
Then those who followed them will say, “Would that we were given another chance to return to the world: then we will disown them just as they have disowned us today.” Thus will Allah bring before them the deeds they did in the world in such a manner as to make them wring their hands in regret but they shall be unable to come out of the Fire.
And those who followed will say: “If only we had one more chance to return (to the worldly life), we would disown (declare ourselves as innocent from) them as they have disowned (declared themselves as innocent from) us.” Thus Allah will show them their deeds as regrets for them. And they will never get out of the Fire.
And those who were but followers will say: If a return were possible for us, we would disown them even as they have disowned us. Thus will Allah show them their own deeds as anguish for them, and they will not emerge from the Fire.
And (the ones) who closely followed have said, “If a comeback were given us, so we (could) acquit ourselves of them, as they have acquitted themselves of us.” Thus Allah will show them their deeds (as) regrets for them; and in no way will they be ever going out of the Fire.
the followers will say, ‘If only we had one last chance, we would disown them as they now disown us.’ In this way, God will make them see their deeds as a source of bitter regret: they shall not leave the Fire.
Quran 2 Verse 167 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 167, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(2:167) And the followers will then say: “Oh if only we might return again, we would disown them as they have disowned us?”  Thus Allah will show them their works in a manner causing them bitter regrets. Never will they come out of the Fire.
165. Here particular reference is made to the dismal end of those so-called religious leaders who mislead people, and of their gullible followers who fall easy prey to their deception. This has been done in order to warn the Muslims to beware of the errors which misled former nations, and to impress upon them the need to develop the capacity to distinguish between true and spurious leaders so as to avoid being led by the latter.
The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 166 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 165 which provides the complete commentary from verse 165 through 167.
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