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Surah Hud Ayat 64 in Arabic Text

وَيَـٰقَوْمِ هَـٰذِهِۦ نَاقَةُ ٱللَّهِ لَكُمْ ءَايَةًۭ فَذَرُوهَا تَأْكُلْ فِىٓ أَرْضِ ٱللَّهِ وَلَا تَمَسُّوهَا بِسُوٓءٍۢ فَيَأْخُذَكُمْ عَذَابٌۭ قَرِيبٌۭ
Wa yaa qawmi haazihee naaqatul laahi lakum aayatan fazaroohaa taakul feee ardil laahi wa laa tamassoohaa bisooo’in fa yaakhuzakum azaabun qareeb

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 64

Sahih International
And O my people, this is the she-camel of Allah – [she is] to you a sign. So let her feed upon Allah ‘s earth and do not touch her with harm, or you will be taken by an impending punishment.”

Yusuf Ali
“And O my people! This she-camel of Allah is a symbol to you: leave her to feed on Allah’s (free) earth, and inflict no harm on her, or a swift penalty will seize you!”

Abul Ala Maududi
My people! This she-camel of Allah is a sign for you. So let her pasture on Allah’s earth, and do not hurt her or else some chastisement – which is near at hand -should overtake you.’

Muhsin Khan
“And O my people! This she-camel of Allah is a sign to you, leave her to feed on Allah’s earth, and touch her not with evil, lest a near torment will seize you.”

Pickthall
O my people! This is the camel of Allah, a token unto you, so suffer her to feed in Allah’s earth, and touch her not with harm lest a near torment seize you.

Dr. Ghali
And my people, this is the she-camel of Allah, a sign for you; so leave her out (free) to eat in the earth of Allah, and do not touch her with odious (treatment), (for) then a near torment would take you (away).”

Abdel Haleem
My people, this camel belongs to God, a sign for you, so leave it to pasture on God’s earth and do not harm it, or you will soon be punished.’

Quran 11 Verse 64 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hud ayat 64, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(11:64) My people! This she-camel of Allah is a sign for you. So let her pasture on Allah’s earth, and do not hurt her or else some chastisement – which is near at hand -should overtake you.’


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

Ibn-Kathir

64. “And O my people! This she-camel of Allah is a sign to you, so leave her to graze in Allah’s land, and touch her not with evil, lest a near torment should seize you.” 65. But they slaughtered her. So he said: “Enjoy yourselves in your homes for three days. This is a promise (a threat) that will not be belied.” 66. So when Our commandment came, We saved Salih and those who believed with him by a mercy from Us, and from the disgrace of that Day. Verily, your Lord — He is the All-Strong, the All-Mighty. 67. And As-Sayhah (awful cry) overtook the wrongdoers, so they lay (dead), prostrate in their homes. 68. As if they had never lived there. No doubt! Verily, Thamud disbelieved in their Lord. So away with Thamud!) A discussion of this story has already preceded in Surat Al-A`raf and it is sufficient without having to be repeated here. Allah is the Giver of success.


There is no further commentary by Ibn Kathir for this verse

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