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Surah Ghafir Ayat 45 in Arabic Text

فَوَقَىٰهُ ٱللَّهُ سَيِّـَٔاتِ مَا مَكَرُوا۟ ۖ وَحَاقَ بِـَٔالِ فِرْعَوْنَ سُوٓءُ ٱلْعَذَابِ
Fa waqaahul laahu saiyiaati maa makaroo wa haaqa bi Aali-Fir’awna sooo’ul ‘azaab

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 45

Sahih International
So Allah protected him from the evils they plotted, and the people of Pharaoh were enveloped by the worst of punishment –

Yusuf Ali
Then Allah saved him from (every) ill that they plotted (against him), but the burnt of the Penalty encompassed on all sides the People of Pharaoh.

Abul Ala Maududi
Eventually Allah saved the person endowed with faith from all the evils of their guile, and a woeful chastisement encompassed the Pharaonites.

Muhsin Khan
So Allah saved him from the evils that they plotted (against him), while an evil torment encompassed Fir’aun’s (Pharaoh) people.

Pickthall
So Allah warded off from him the evils which they plotted, while a dreadful doom encompassed Pharaoh’s folk,

Dr. Ghali
So Allah protected him against the odious (things) of their scheming, and an odious torment redounded on the house of Firaawn: (Pharaoh).

Abdel Haleem
So God saved him from the harm they planned. A terrible punishment engulfed Pharaoh’s people;

Quran 40 Verse 45 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ghafir ayat 45, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(40:45) Eventually Allah saved the person endowed with faith from all the evils of their guile,[61] and a woeful chastisement[62] encompassed the Pharaonites.


61. This shows that the Believer was such an important man in the kingdom of Pharaoh that although he spoke out the truth in the face of Pharaoh, in the packed court, yet none could have the courage to punish him publicly. That is why, Pharaoh and his supporters had to make secret plans to kill him, but these plans also were frustrated by Allah.

62. It so appears from the style that this event of the Believer’s speaking out the truth had taken place in the last stage of the conflict between the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and Pharaoh. Probably being fed up and disgusted with the long drawn out conflict, Pharaoh might have at last made up his mind to kill the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him). But he might have felt from the truthfulness of that influential person of his kingdom that the Prophet Moses’ (peace be upon him) influence had even reached the higher circles of his government. Therefore, he might have decided that before taking the extreme step against Moses (peace be upon him) he should find out who among the chiefs and nobles and higher officials of the kingdom had been influenced by the movement, and should seize Moses (peace be upon him) after having punished them. But while he was still busy devising his plans, Allah commanded the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and his companions to migrate, and it was while pursuing them that Pharaoh was drowned in the sea along with his hosts.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muminun verse 45 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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