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Surah Fussilat Ayat 51 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَآ أَنْعَمْنَا عَلَى ٱلْإِنسَـٰنِ أَعْرَضَ وَنَـَٔا بِجَانِبِهِۦ وَإِذَا مَسَّهُ ٱلشَّرُّ فَذُو دُعَآءٍ عَرِيضٍۢ
Wa izaaa an’amnaa ‘alal insaani a’rada wa na-aa bijaani bihee wa izaa massahush sharru fazoo du’aaa’in ‘areed

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 51

Sahih International
And when We bestow favor upon man, he turns away and distances himself; but when evil touches him, then he is full of extensive supplication.

Yusuf Ali
When We bestow favours on man, he turns away, and gets himself remote on his side (instead of coming to Us); and when evil seizes him, (he comes) full of prolonged prayer!

Abul Ala Maududi
When We bestow Our favour upon man, he turns away and waxes proud; but when a misfortune touches him, he is full of supplication.

Muhsin Khan
And when We show favour to man, he withdraws and turns away, but when evil touches him, then he has recourse to long supplications.

Pickthall
When We show favour unto man, he withdraweth and turneth aside, but when ill toucheth him then he aboundeth in prayer.

Dr. Ghali
And when We favor man, he veers away and retires aside, (Literally: retires with his side) and when evil touches him, then he is the owner of abounding (Literally: broad) invocation.

Abdel Haleem
Whenever We are gracious to man, he goes away haughtily, but, as soon as evil touches him, he turns to prolonged prayer.

Quran 41 Verse 51 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Fussilat ayat 51, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(41:51) When We bestow Our favour upon man, he turns away and waxes proud;[67] but when a misfortune touches him, he is full of supplication.[68]


67. That is, he turns away from Our obedience and worship, and thinks it is below his dignity to bow to Us.

68. For other verses on this subject, see (Surah Younus, Ayat 12); (Surah Bani Israil, Ayat 83); (Surah ArRoom, Ayat 33-36); (Surah Az-Zumar, Ayats 8-9, 49 )and the E.Ns.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Fussilat verse 51 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Fussilat ayat 49 which provides the complete commentary from verse 49 through 51.

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