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Surah Hud Ayat 42 in Arabic Text

وَهِىَ تَجْرِى بِهِمْ فِى مَوْجٍۢ كَٱلْجِبَالِ وَنَادَىٰ نُوحٌ ٱبْنَهُۥ وَكَانَ فِى مَعْزِلٍۢ يَـٰبُنَىَّ ٱرْكَب مَّعَنَا وَلَا تَكُن مَّعَ ٱلْكَـٰفِرِينَ
Wa hiya tajree bihim fee mawjin kaljibaali wa naadaa Noohunib nahoo wa kaana fee ma’ziliny yaa bunai yarkam ma’anaa wa laa takum ma’al kaafireen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 42

Sahih International
And it sailed with them through waves like mountains, and Noah called to his son who was apart [from them], “O my son, come aboard with us and be not with the disbelievers.”

Yusuf Ali
So the Ark floated with them on the waves (towering) like mountains, and Noah called out to his son, who had separated himself (from the rest): “O my son! embark with us, and be not with the unbelievers!”

Abul Ala Maududi
The Ark sailed along with them amid mountain-like waves. Noah, spotting his son at a distance, called out to him: ‘My son. embark with us. and do not be with the unbelievers.’

Muhsin Khan
So it (the ship) sailed with them amidst the waves like mountains, and Nuh (Noah) called out to his son, who had separated himself (apart), “O my son! Embark with us and be not with the disbelievers.”

Pickthall
And it sailed with them amid waves like mountains, and Noah cried unto his son – and he was standing aloof – O my son! Come ride with us, and be not with the disbelievers.

Dr. Ghali
And it (was) to run with them amid waves like mountains. And N‍ûh (Noah) called out to his son and (he) (The son) kept himself in aloofness, (Literally: was in seclusion) “O my son, embark with us, and do not be with the disbelievers.”

Abdel Haleem
It sailed with them on waves like mountains, and Noah called out to his son, who stayed behind, ‘Come aboard with us, my son, do not stay with the disbelievers.’

Quran 11 Verse 42 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hud 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

(11:42) The Ark sailed along with them amid mountain-like waves. Noah, spotting his son at a distance, called out to him: ‘My son. embark with us. and do not be with the unbelievers.’


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Hud verse 42 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hud ayat 41 which provides the complete commentary from verse 41 through 43.

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