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Surah Hud Ayat 11 in Arabic Text

إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ صَبَرُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌۭ وَأَجْرٌۭ كَبِيرٌۭ
Illal lazeena sabaroo wa ‘amilus saalihaati ulaaa’ika lahum maghfiratunw wa ajrun kabeer

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 11

Sahih International
Except for those who are patient and do righteous deeds; those will have forgiveness and great reward.

Yusuf Ali
Not so do those who show patience and constancy, and work righteousness; for them is forgiveness (of sins) and a great reward.

Abul Ala Maududi
except those who are patient and act righteously. Such shall have Allah’s forgiveness and a great reward.

Muhsin Khan
Except those who show patience and do righteous good deeds, those: theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward (Paradise).

Pickthall
Save those who persevere and do good works. Theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward.

Dr. Ghali
Except the ones who (endure) patiently and do deeds of righteousness; those will have forgiveness and a great reward.

Abdel Haleem
Not so those who are steadfast and do good deeds: they will have forgiveness and a great reward.

Quran 11 Verse 11 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hud ayat 11, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(11:11) except those who are patient[11] and act righteously. Such shall have Allah’s forgiveness and a great reward.[12]


11. Here sabr (fortitude) also implies another meaning, that is, steadfastness, the antonym of shallowness etc. that has been mentioned in the preceding verse. Those “Who are steadfast” remain fine and unwavering in their purpose in spite of the vicissitudes of life. They are not influenced by the changes of circumstances but stick to the right reasonable and correct attitudes they have adopted. They do not give themselves airs nor become intoxicated nor over jubilant and boastful if they win power, prosperity and name. On the contrary, they are neither subdued nor depressed if they are visited by adversity. In short, they come out successful in their trial by Allah, whether it be in the shape of favor or adversity and remain steadfast in both the cases.

12. This is the favor that Allah shows to such people; He forgives their shortcomings and gives them rich rewards for their good deeds.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Hud verse 11 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hud ayat 9 which provides the complete commentary from verse 9 through 11.

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