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Surah Dukhan Ayat 21 in Arabic Text

وَإِن لَّمْ تُؤْمِنُوا۟ لِى فَٱعْتَزِلُونِ
Wa il lam tu’minoo lee fa’taziloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 21

Sahih International
But if you do not believe me, then leave me alone.”

Yusuf Ali
“If ye believe me not, at least keep yourselves away from me.”

Abul Ala Maududi
But if you do not believe what I say, leave me alone (and desist from laying hands on me).”

Muhsin Khan
“But if you believe me not, then keep away from me and leave me alone.”

Pickthall
And if ye put no faith in me, then let me go.

Dr. Ghali
So he invoked his Lord, (saying)

Abdel Haleem
If you do not believe me, just let me be.’

Quran 44 Verse 21 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Dukhan ayat 21, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(44:21) But if you do not believe what I say, leave me alone[19] (and desist from laying hands on me).”


19. This was said at the time when, as against all the signs presented by the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him), Pharaoh was still showing stubbornness, but was feeling upset and confounded at the realization that all classes of the Egyptian society were rapidly being influenced by those signs. In that period, first of all he made the speech before his packed court as mentioned in (verses 51-53 of Surah Az- Zukhruf (see E.Ns 45 to 49)), then, when he felt the ground slipping from under his feet, he made up his mind to kill Allah’s Messenger. At that time the Prophet (peace be upon him) said the words as mentioned in (Surah Al-Mumin, Ayat 27) to the effect: I have taken refuge in my Lord and your Lord against every arrogant person who does not believe in the Day of Reckoning. Here, the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) is referring to that same thing and telling Pharaoh and his chiefs: Look, I have sought Allah’s refuge against all sorts of violence from you, now you cannot harm me. But if you wish yourselves well, do not harm me. If you do not want to believe what I say, you may not, but you should never lay your hands on me, otherwise you will meet with catastrophic consequences.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ad-Dukhan verse 21 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Dukhan ayat 17 which provides the complete commentary from verse 17 through 33.

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