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Surah Furqan Ayat 8 in Arabic Text

أَوْ يُلْقَىٰٓ إِلَيْهِ كَنزٌ أَوْ تَكُونُ لَهُۥ جَنَّةٌۭ يَأْكُلُ مِنْهَا ۚ وَقَالَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ إِن تَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا رَجُلًۭا مَّسْحُورًا
Aw yulqaaa ilaihi kanzun aw takoonu lahoo jannatuny ya’kulu minhaa; wa qaalaz zaalimoona in tattabi’oona illaa rajulan mas hooraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 8

Sahih International
Or [why is not] a treasure presented to him [from heaven], or does he [not] have a garden from which he eats?” And the wrongdoers say, “You follow not but a man affected by magic.”

Yusuf Ali
“Or (Why) has not a treasure been bestowed on him, or why has he (not) a garden for enjoyment?” The wicked say: “Ye follow none other than a man bewitched.”

Abul Ala Maududi
Or why has not at least a treasure been sent down for him or a garden given to him for (easy) sustenance?” And the wicked people say, “You are following a man bewitched.”

Muhsin Khan
“Or (why) has not a treasure been granted to him, or why has he not a garden whereof he may eat?” And the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.) say: “You follow none but a man bewitched.”

Pickthall
Or (why is not) treasure thrown down unto him, or why hath he not a paradise from whence to eat? And the evil-doers say: Ye are but following a man bewitched.

Dr. Ghali
Or (had there been) a hoarding (i.e., a treasure) cast down to him, or (had) there been to him a garden to eat of?” And the unjust (people) have said, “Decidedly you are only closely following a man bewitched!”

Abdel Haleem
Why has he not been given treasure or a garden to supply his food?’ and the evildoers say, ‘The man you follow is simply under a spell.’

Quran 25 Verse 8 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Furqan ayat 8, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(25:8) Why was a treasure not bestowed upon him, or a garden whereof he might obtain his sustenance?”[16] The evil-doers say: “You are simply following a bewitched man.”[17]


16. That is, if nothing else, Allah should at least have made extraordinary arrangements for his livelihood. But this man has no treasure and no gardens; yet he claims to be a Messenger of the Lord of the universe.

17. The disbelievers of Makkah made the false propaganda against the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he had been bewitched by some jinn or by the sorcery of an enemy or by the curse of some god or goddess for his insolence. But it is strange that they also admitted that he was a clever man who could make use of extracts from the ancient writings for the sake of his prophethood, could practice sorcery and was also a poet.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Furqan verse 8 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Furqan ayat 7 which provides the complete commentary from verse 7 through 14.

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