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Surah Hud Ayat 34 in Arabic Text

وَلَا يَنفَعُكُمْ نُصْحِىٓ إِنْ أَرَدتُّ أَنْ أَنصَحَ لَكُمْ إِن يُرِيدُ أَن يُغْوِيَكُمْ ۚ هُوَ رَبُّكُمْ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ
Wa laa yanfa’ukum nusheee in arattu an ansaha lakum in kaanal laahu yureedu ai yughwi yakum; Huwa Rabbukum wa ilaihi turja’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 34

Sahih International
And my advice will not benefit you – although I wished to advise you – If Allah should intend to put you in error. He is your Lord, and to Him you will be returned.”

Yusuf Ali
“Of no profit will be my counsel to you, much as I desire to give you (good) counsel, if it be that Allah willeth to leave you astray: He is your Lord! and to Him will ye return!”

Abul Ala Maududi
If I want to give you good advice that will not profit you if Allah Himself has decided to let you go astray. He is your Lord, and to Him will you be returned.’

Muhsin Khan
“And my advice will not profit you, even if I wish to give you good counsel, if Allah’s Will is to keep you astray. He is your Lord! and to Him you shall return.”

Pickthall
My counsel will not profit you if I were minded to advise you, if Allah’s will is to keep you astray. He is your Lord and unto Him ye will be brought back.

Dr. Ghali
And my advice will not profit you, in case I am willing to advise you, in case Allah wills to misguide you; He is your Lord, and to Him you will be returned.” 109

Abdel Haleem
My advice will be no use to you if God wishes to leave you to your delusions: He is your Lord and to Him you will be returned.’

Quran 11 Verse 34 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hud ayat 34, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(11:34) If I want to give you good advice that will not profit you if Allah Himself has decided to let you go astray.[38] He is your Lord, and to Him will you be returned.’


38. That is, all my efforts to do good to you cannot prove effective, if Allah has decided to withhold the right way from you because of your obduracy in evil and the lack of interest in good ways. For Allah lets people go astray on the way they choose for themselves.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Hud verse 34 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hud ayat 32 which provides the complete commentary from verse 32 through 34.

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