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Surah Ghafir Ayat 42 in Arabic Text

تَدْعُونَنِى لِأَكْفُرَ بِٱللَّهِ وَأُشْرِكَ بِهِۦ مَا لَيْسَ لِى بِهِۦ عِلْمٌۭ وَأَنَا۠ أَدْعُوكُمْ إِلَى ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلْغَفَّـٰرِ
Tad’oonanee li-akfura billaahi wa ushrika bihee maa laisa lee bihee ‘ilmunw wa ana ad’ookum ilal’Azeezil Ghaffaar

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 42

Sahih International
You invite me to disbelieve in Allah and associate with Him that of which I have no knowledge, and I invite you to the Exalted in Might, the Perpetual Forgiver.

Yusuf Ali
“Ye do call upon me to blaspheme against Allah, and to join with Him partners of whom I have no knowledge; and I call you to the Exalted in Power, Who forgives again and again!”

Abul Ala Maududi
you call me to deny Allah and to associate with Him as His partners those regarding whom I have no knowledge (that they are Allah’s partners in His Divinity), whereas I call you to the Most Mighty, the Most Forgiving?

Muhsin Khan
“You invite me to disbelieve in Allah (and in His Oneness), and to join partners in worship with Him; of which I have no knowledge, and I invite you to the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving!

Pickthall
Ye call me to disbelieve in Allah and ascribe unto Him as partners that whereof I have no knowledge, while I call you unto the Mighty, the Forgiver.

Dr. Ghali
You call me to disbelieve in Allah and to associate with Him that of which I have no knowledge, and I call you to The Ever-Mighty, The Superb Forgiver.

Abdel Haleem
You call me to disbelieve in God and to associate with Him things of which I have no knowledge; I call you to the Mighty, the Forgiving One.

Quran 40 Verse 42 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ghafir ayat 42, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(40:42) you call me to deny Allah and to associate with Him as His partners those regarding whom I have no knowledge (that they are Allah’s partners in His Divinity),[57] whereas I call you to the Most Mighty, the Most Forgiving?


57. That is, about whom I have no scientific proof that they are God’s associates. Why should I then accept such a stupendous thing blindly that they also have a share in Godhead and that I have to serve them along with Allah?

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muminun verse 42 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 41 which provides the complete commentary from verse 41 through 46.

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