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Surah Baqarah Ayat 32 in Arabic Text

قَالُوا۟ سُبْحَـٰنَكَ لَا عِلْمَ لَنَآ إِلَّا مَا عَلَّمْتَنَآ ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلْعَلِيمُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ
Qaaloo subhaanaka laa ‘ilma lanaaa illaa maa ‘allamtanaaa innaka antal’aleemul hakeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 32

Sahih International
They said, “Exalted are You; we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed, it is You who is the Knowing, the Wise.”

Yusuf Ali
“They said: “Glory to Thee, of knowledge We have none, save what Thou Hast taught us: In truth it is Thou Who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom.”

Abul Ala Maududi
They replied, “Glory be to You. You alone are free from defect. We possess only that much knowledge which You have given us. Indeed You alone are All-Knowing and All-Wise.”

Muhsin Khan
They (angels) said: “Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise.”

Pickthall
They said: Be glorified! We have no knowledge saving that which Thou hast taught us. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Knower, the Wise.

Dr. Ghali
They said, All Extolment be to You! We have no knowledge except that which You have taught us. Surely, You, Ever You, are The Ever-Knowing, The Ever-Wise.”

Abdel Haleem
They said, ‘May You be glorified! We have knowledge only of what You have taught us. You are the All Knowing and All Wise.’

Quran 2 Verse 32 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 32, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:32) They said. “Glory to You! We have no knowledge except what You taught us.[43] You, only You, are All-Knowing, All-Wise.”


43. It seems that the knowledge of each angel and each genre of angel is confined to its own sphere of competence. The angels appointed to administer, let us say, things relating to air have full knowledge about this subject but have no knowledge, say, about water, and so on and so forth. Man’s range of knowledge, however, is comprehensive. Even if man’s information in a particular area may be narrower than that of the angel directly concerned with it, the total range of his knowledge has a comprehensiveness which has not been granted to the angels.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 32 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 31 which provides the complete commentary from verse 31 through 33.

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