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Surah Dhariyat Ayat 28 in Arabic Text

فَأَوْجَسَ مِنْهُمْ خِيفَةًۭ ۖ قَالُوا۟ لَا تَخَفْ ۖ وَبَشَّرُوهُ بِغُلَـٰمٍ عَلِيمٍۢ
Fa awjasa minhum khee fatan qaaloo laa takhaf wa bashsharoohu bighulaamin ‘aleem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 28

Sahih International
And he felt from them apprehension. They said, “Fear not,” and gave him good tidings of a learned boy.

Yusuf Ali
(When they did not eat), He conceived a fear of them. They said, “Fear not,” and they gave him glad tidings of a son endowed with knowledge.

Abul Ala Maududi
Then he became afraid of them. They said: “Fear not,” and announced to him the good news of (the birth of) a boy endowed with knowledge.

Muhsin Khan
Then he conceived a fear of them (when they ate not). They said: “Fear not.” And they gave him glad tidings of an intelligent son, having knowledge (about Allah and His religion of True Monotheism).

Pickthall
Then he conceived a fear of them. They said: Fear not! and gave him tidings of (the birth of) a wise son.

Dr. Ghali
Then he entertained a fright of them. They said, “Do not fear (anything).” And they gave him good tidings of a knowledgeable youth.

Abdel Haleem
beginning to be afraid of them, but they said, ‘Do not be afraid.’ They gave him good news of a son who would be gifted with knowledge.

Quran 51 Verse 28 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Dhariyat ayat 28, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(51:28) Then he became afraid of them.[26] They said: “Fear not,” and announced to him the good news of (the birth of) a boy endowed with knowledge.[27]


26. That is, when they did not stretch out their hands for food, the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) became afraid in his heart. The reason for this fear could be that in tribal life the strangers’ going to a house and avoiding food used to be an indication that they had come with an evil design. But most probably when they refrained from food the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) realized that they were angels, who had come in human guise; and since the angels came in human guise only on extraordinary occasions, he became afraid that they must have come in that guise on some dreadful mission.

27. According to( Surah Hood, Ayat 71), this was the good news of the birth of the Prophet Isaac and this also contained the good news that through the Prophet Isaac he would have a grandson like the Prophet Jacob (peace be upon them all).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ad-Dhariyat verse 28 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Dhariyat ayat 24 which provides the complete commentary from verse 24 through 30.

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