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Surah Hud Ayat 71 in Arabic Text

وَٱمْرَأَتُهُۥ قَآئِمَةٌۭ فَضَحِكَتْ فَبَشَّرْنَـٰهَا بِإِسْحَـٰقَ وَمِن وَرَآءِ إِسْحَـٰقَ يَعْقُوبَ
Wamra atuhoo qaaa’imatun fadahikat fabashsharnaahaa bi Ishaaqa wa minw waraaa’i Ishaaqa Ya’qoob

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 71

Sahih International
And his Wife was standing, and she smiled. Then We gave her good tidings of Isaac and after Isaac, Jacob.

Yusuf Ali
And his wife was standing (there), and she laughed: But we gave her glad tidings of Isaac, and after him, of Jacob.

Abul Ala Maududi
And Abraham’s wife was standing by and on hearing this she laughed. And We gave her the good news of (the birth of) Isaac, and after Isaac, of Jacob.

Muhsin Khan
And his wife was standing (there), and she laughed (either, because the Messengers did not eat their food or for being glad for the destruction of the people of Lout (Lot). But We gave her glad tidings of Ishaque (Isaac), and after him, of Ya’qub (Jacob).

Pickthall
And his wife, standing by laughed when We gave her good tidings (of the birth) of Isaac, and, after Isaac, of Jacob.

Dr. Ghali
And his wife was upright, so she laughed. Then We gave her the glad tidings of Ishaq, (Isaac) and even beyond Ishaq, of Yaaqû‍b (Jacob).

Abdel Haleem
His wife was standing [nearby] and laughed. We gave her good news of Isaac and, after him, of Jacob.

Quran 11 Verse 71 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hud ayat 71, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(11:71) And Abraham’s wife was standing by and on hearing this she laughed.[78] And We gave her the good news of (the birth of) Isaac, and after Isaac, of Jacob.[79]


78. It appears from this that the news of the visit of the angels in the human form had made the people of the house uneasy. So Prophet Abraham’s Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) wife had also come there to know what the matter was. She laughed with joy when she learned that the angels were sent not to punish their people but the people of Lot (peace be upon him).

79. The angels told the good news of a son to Sarah instead of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) because he already had a son, Ismail from Hajirah but had no child from her. Therefore to remove her sorrow they told her the good news that a son, Isaac, will be born to her, who will have a son, Jacob, both of whom will be great Messengers of Allah.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Hud verse 71 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hud ayat 69 which provides the complete commentary from verse 69 through 73.

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