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Surah Hud Ayat 43 in Arabic Text

قَالَ سَـَٔاوِىٓ إِلَىٰ جَبَلٍۢ يَعْصِمُنِى مِنَ ٱلْمَآءِ ۚ قَالَ لَا عَاصِمَ ٱلْيَوْمَ مِنْ أَمْرِ ٱللَّهِ إِلَّا مَن رَّحِمَ ۚ وَحَالَ بَيْنَهُمَا ٱلْمَوْجُ فَكَانَ مِنَ ٱلْمُغْرَقِينَ
Qaala sa aaweee ilaa jabaliny ya’simunee minal maaa’; qaala laa ‘aasimal yawma min amril laahi illaa mar rahim; wa haala bainahumal mawju fakaana minal mughraqeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 43

Sahih International
[But] he said, “I will take refuge on a mountain to protect me from the water.” [Noah] said, “There is no protector today from the decree of Allah, except for whom He gives mercy.” And the waves came between them, and he was among the drowned.

Yusuf Ali
The son replied: “I will betake myself to some mountain: it will save me from the water.” Noah said: “This day nothing can save, from the command of Allah, any but those on whom He hath mercy! “And the waves came between them, and the son was among those overwhelmed in the Flood.

Abul Ala Maududi
The son replied: ‘I will go to a mountain for refuge and it will save me from the water.’ Noah said: ‘None can save anyone today from the command of Allah except those on whom He may have mercy.’ Thereupon a wave swept in between the two and he was drowned.

Muhsin Khan
The son replied: “I will betake myself to a mountain, it will save me from the water.” Nuh (Noah) said: “This day there is no saviourfrom the Decree of Allah except him on whom He has mercy.” And a wave came in between them, so he (the son) was among the drowned.

Pickthall
He said: I shall betake me to some mountain that will save me from the water. (Noah) said: This day there is none that saveth from the commandment of Allah save him on whom He hath had mercy. And the wave came in between them, so he was among the drowned.

Dr. Ghali
He said, “I will soon have my abode to a mountain that will safeguard me from the water.” Said he, “Today there is no safeguard from the Command of Allah except for him on whom He has mercy.” And the waves interposed between them; so he was (among) the drowned.

Abdel Haleem
But he replied, ‘I will seek refuge on a mountain to save me from the water.’ Noah said, ‘Today there is no refuge from God’s command, except for those on whom He has mercy.’ The waves cut them off from each other and he was among the drowned.

Quran 11 Verse 43 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hud ayat 43, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(11:43) The son replied: ‘I will go to a mountain for refuge and it will save me from the water.’ Noah said: ‘None can save anyone today from the command of Allah except those on whom He may have mercy.’ Thereupon a wave swept in between the two and he was drowned.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Hud verse 43 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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