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Surah Furqan Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

وَقَالُوٓا۟ أَسَـٰطِيرُ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ ٱكْتَتَبَهَا فَهِىَ تُمْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِ بُكْرَةًۭ وَأَصِيلًۭا
Wa qaalooo asaateerul awwaleenak tatabahaa fahiya tumlaa ‘alaihi bukratanw wa aseelaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
And they say, “Legends of the former peoples which he has written down, and they are dictated to him morning and afternoon.”

Yusuf Ali
And they say: “Tales of the ancients, which he has caused to be written: and they are dictated before him morning and evening.”

Abul Ala Maududi
They say, “These things are the writings of the ancients which he has got copied down for himself, and then these are recited to him in the morning and evening.”

Muhsin Khan
And they say: “Tales of the ancients, which he has written down, and they are dictated to him morning and afternoon.”

Pickthall
And they say: Fables of the men of old which he hath had written down so that they are dictated to him morn and evening.

Dr. Ghali
And they have said, “Myths of the earliest (people) that he has had written down so that they are dictated to him before sunrise and at nightfall.” 176

Abdel Haleem
and they say, ‘It is just ancient fables, which he has had written down: they are dictated to him morning and evening.’

Quran 25 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Furqan ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(25:5) They say: “These are merely fairy tales of the ancients which he has got inscribed and they are then recited to him morning and evening.”


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Furqan verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Furqan ayat 4 which provides the complete commentary from verse 4 through 6.

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