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Surah Fussilat Ayat 26 in Arabic Text

وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ لَا تَسْمَعُوا۟ لِهَـٰذَا ٱلْقُرْءَانِ وَٱلْغَوْا۟ فِيهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَغْلِبُونَ
Wa qaalal lazeena kafaroo laa tasma’oo lihaazal Quraani walghaw feehi la’allakum taghliboon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 26

Sahih International
And those who disbelieve say, “Do not listen to this Qur’an and speak noisily during [the recitation of] it that perhaps you will overcome.”

Yusuf Ali
The Unbelievers say: “Listen not to this Qur’an, but talk at random in the midst of its (reading), that ye may gain the upper hand!”

Abul Ala Maududi
The deniers of the Truth say: “Do not give ear to the Qur’an and cause interruption when it is recited; thus perhaps you will gain the upper hand.”

Muhsin Khan
And those who disbelieve say: “Listen not to this Quran, and make noise in the midst of its (recitation) that you may overcome.”

Pickthall
Those who disbelieve say: Heed not this Qur’an, and drown the hearing of it; haply ye may conquer.

Dr. Ghali
And the ones who have disbelieved say, “Do not give ear to this Qur’an, and talk idly about it, that possibly you would overcome.”

Abdel Haleem
The disbelievers say, ‘Do not listen to this Quran; drown it in frivolous talk: you may gain the upper hand.’

Quran 41 Verse 26 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Fussilat ayat 26, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(41:26) The deniers of the Truth say: “Do not give ear to the Qur’an and cause interruption when it is recited; thus perhaps you will gain the upper hand.”[30]


30. This was one of those plans of the disbelievers of Makkah with which they wanted to frustrate the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) mission of preaching his message. They knew well haw impressive was the Quran, how high was the character of the man presenting it, and how effective and inspiring the style of his preaching. They knew that anyone who heard such matchless discourses in such an attractive style from such a noble person could not help being hued and charmed. Therefore, they planned that they should neither hear it themselves nor let anyone else hear it; whenever Muhammad (peace be upon him) should start reciting it, they should create noise, clap hands, pass taunting remarks and raise all sorts of objections and such a hue and cry as to subdue his voice. By this plan they hoped they would be able to defeat the Prophet of Allah.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Fussilat verse 26 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Fussilat ayat 25 which provides the complete commentary from verse 25 through 29.

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