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Surah Hud Ayat 21 in Arabic Text

أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ خَسِرُوٓا۟ أَنفُسَهُمْ وَضَلَّ عَنْهُم مَّا كَانُوا۟ يَفْتَرُونَ
Ulaaa’ikal lazeena khasirooo anfusahum wa dalla ‘anhum maa kaanoo yaftaroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 21

Sahih International
Those are the ones who will have lost themselves, and lost from them is what they used to invent.

Yusuf Ali
They are the ones who have lost their own souls: and the (fancies) they invented have left them in the lurch!

Abul Ala Maududi
They caused utter loss to themselves, and all that they had invented failed them.

Muhsin Khan
They are those who have lost their ownselves, and their invented false deities will vanish from them.

Pickthall
Such are they who have lost their souls, and that which they used to invent hath failed them.

Dr. Ghali
Those are (the ones) who have lost their (own) selves, and what they used to fabricate has erred (Or: strayed; i.e., their fabrications have left them) away from them.

Abdel Haleem
It is they who will have lost their souls, and what they invented will have deserted them.

Quran 11 Verse 21 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hud ayat 21, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(11:21) They caused utter loss to themselves, and all that they had invented failed them.[26]


26. All their conjectures regarding God, the universe and their own selves will prove to be absolutely baseless in the next life. Similarly, the notions they entertained about the help and support they would receive from those they considered to be either their deities, or their intercessors with God, or their patrons will prove to be false. Likewise, it will become obvious that all their notions about the Afterlife were utterly untrue.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Hud verse 21 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hud ayat 18 which provides the complete commentary from verse 18 through 22.

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