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Surah Hud Ayat 51 in Arabic Text

يَـٰقَوْمِ لَآ أَسْـَٔلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ أَجْرًا ۖ إِنْ أَجْرِىَ إِلَّا عَلَى ٱلَّذِى فَطَرَنِىٓ ۚ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ
Yaa qawmi laaa as’alukum ‘alaihi ajran in ajriya illaa ‘alal lazee fataranee; afalaa ta’qiloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 51

Sahih International
O my people, I do not ask you for it any reward. My reward is only from the one who created me. Then will you not reason?

Yusuf Ali
“O my people! I ask of you no reward for this (Message). My reward is from none but Him who created me: Will ye not then understand?

Abul Ala Maududi
My people! I seek no reward from you for my work. My reward lies only with Him Who created me. Do you not understand anything?

Muhsin Khan
“O my people I ask of you no reward for it (the Message). My reward is only from Him, Who created me. Will you not then understand?

Pickthall
O my people! I ask of you no reward for it. Lo! my reward is the concern only of Him Who made me. Have ye then no sense?

Dr. Ghali
O my people, I do not ask of you a reward for it; decidedly my reward is on none except on Him Who originated me; will you then not consider?

Abdel Haleem
I ask no reward from you, my people; my reward comes only from Him who created me. Why do you not use your reason?

Quran 11 Verse 51 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hud ayat 51, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(11:51) My people! I seek no reward from you for my work. My reward lies only with Him Who created me. Do you not understand anything?[56]


56. This concise sentence contains a very strong argument: The fact that you are taking a superficial view of my Message and rejecting it without paying due and deep consideration to it is a clear proof that you are not using your common sense. Had you tried to understand the matter, you would have found much material for your consideration. You would have noticed that I have absolutely no personal interests: nay, I am suffering hardships, in conveying the message which cannot bring any benefit to me or to the members of my family. This is a conclusive proof that my faith has very sound bases which are strong enough to enable me to forsake all the worldly joys and comforts and encounter the enmity of the whole world by waging a war against the centuries old, established rites, customs and ways of life. Do these things not demand a deep and serious consideration? Why don’t you then use your common sense before rejecting the message outright?

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Hud verse 51 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hud ayat 50 which provides the complete commentary from verse 50 through 52.

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