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Surah Dukhan Ayat 14 in Arabic Text

ثُمَّ تَوَلَّوْا۟ عَنْهُ وَقَالُوا۟ مُعَلَّمٌۭ مَّجْنُونٌ
Summaa tawallaw ‘anhu wa qaaloo mu’allamum majnoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 14

Sahih International
Then they turned away from him and said, “[He was] taught [and is] a madman.”

Yusuf Ali
Yet they turn away from him and say: “Tutored (by others), a man possessed!”

Abul Ala Maududi
yet they turned away from him and said: “This is a well-tutored madman.”

Muhsin Khan
Then they had turned away from him (Messenger Muhammad SAW) and said: “One (Muhammad SAW) taught (by a human being), a madman!”

Pickthall
And they had turned away from him and said: One taught (by others), a madman?

Dr. Ghali
(Yet) thereafter they turned away from him and said, “A man taught (by others), a madman!”

Abdel Haleem
they turned their backs on him, saying, ‘He is tutored! He is possessed!’

Quran 44 Verse 14 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Dukhan ayat 14, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(44:14) yet they turned away from him and said: “This is a well-tutored madman.”[12]


12. What they meant was: this was a simple man, some others have incited and deceived him. They secretly forge and teach him verses of the Quran, and he comes and recites them before the people. They sit back in peace and leave him alone to receive the abuses and be pelted with stones. They would make a mockery of all the arguments, the admonitions and the serious teachings which the Prophet (peace be upon him) had been presenting since several years and was growing weary. Neither they paid any attention to the rational things being expressed in the Quran nor recognized the extraordinary character of the man who was presenting them, nor took any trouble to think what nonsense they were uttering when they imputed such things to the Prophet (peace be upon him). Obviously, if there had been another person who gave secret instruction to the Prophet (peace be upon him), he could not have remained hidden from Khadijah and Abu Bakr, Ali and Zaid bin Harithah and other early Muslims, who were the closest and constant companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Then, how it is that these very people only became his most devoted and dedicated followers, whereas if the business of prophethood had depended on the secret instruction of some other person, these very people would have been in the forefront to oppose him (For further explanation, see (Surah An-Nahl, Ayat 103); (Surah Al-Furqan, Ayats 4-6) and the corresponding E.Ns).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ad-Dukhan verse 14 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Dukhan ayat 9 which provides the complete commentary from verse 9 through 16.

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