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Surah Dukhan Ayat 39 in Arabic Text

مَا خَلَقْنَـٰهُمَآ إِلَّا بِٱلْحَقِّ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
Maa khalaqnaahumaaa illaa bilhaqqi wa laakinna aksarahum laa ya’lamoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 39

Sahih International
We did not create them except in truth, but most of them do not know.

Yusuf Ali
We created them not except for just ends: but most of them do not understand.

Abul Ala Maududi
We did not create them except in Truth. But most of them do not know.

Muhsin Khan
We created them not except with truth (i.e. to examine and test those who are obedient and those who are disobedient and then reward the obedient ones and punish the disobedient ones), but most of them know not.

Pickthall
We created them not save with truth; but most of them know not.

Dr. Ghali
In no way did We create them both except with The Truth; but most of them do not know.

Abdel Haleem
We created them for a true purpose, but most people do not comprehend.

Quran 44 Verse 39 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Dukhan ayat 39, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(44:39) We did not create them except in Truth. But most of them do not know.[34]


34. This is the second answer to their objection; it means: Whoever denies life after death and the rewards and punishments of the hereafter, in fact, regards this world as a plaything. This is why he has formed the view that man, after raising all sorts of the storms in the world, will end up in the dust one day and none of his good or bad acts will bear any fruit. The fact, however, is that this universe is the creation of an All-Wise Creator and not of a frivolous being, and it cannot be expected from an All-Wise Creator that he would perform a useless and vain act. (For a detailed explanation, see (Surah Al-Anaam, Ayat 73); (Surah Younus, Ayats 5-6); (Surah Al-Anbiya, Ayats 16-18); ( Surah Al-Muminun, Ayat 115); (Surah Ar-Room, Ayats 8-9 )and the corresponding E.Ns).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ad-Dukhan verse 39 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Dukhan ayat 38 which provides the complete commentary from verse 38 through 42.

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