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Surah Hud Ayat 97 in Arabic Text

إِلَىٰ فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلَإِي۟هِۦ فَٱتَّبَعُوٓا۟ أَمْرَ فِرْعَوْنَ ۖ وَمَآ أَمْرُ فِرْعَوْنَ بِرَشِيدٍۢ
Ilaa Fir’awna wa mala’ihee fattaba’ooo amra Fir’awna wa maaa amru Fir’awna birasheed

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 97

Sahih International
To Pharaoh and his establishment, but they followed the command of Pharaoh, and the command of Pharaoh was not [at all] discerning.

Yusuf Ali
Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs: but they followed the command of Pharaoh and the command of Pharaoh was no right (guide).

Abul Ala Maududi
to Pharaoh and his nobles. But they obeyed the command of Pharaoh even though Pharaoh’s command was not rightly-directed.

Muhsin Khan
To Fir’aun (Pharaoh) and his chiefs, but they followed the command of Fir’aun (Pharaoh), and the command of Fir’aun (Pharaoh) was no right guide.

Pickthall
Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they did follow the command of Pharaoh, and the command of Pharaoh was no right guide.

Dr. Ghali
To Firaawn (pharaoh) and his chiefs. Yet they closely followed the command of Firaawn, and in no way was the command of Firaawn most- right-minded.

Abdel Haleem
to Pharaoh and his supporters, but they followed Pharaoh’s orders, and Pharaoh’s orders were misguided.

Quran 11 Verse 97 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hud ayat 97, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(11:97) to Pharaoh and his nobles. But they obeyed the command of Pharaoh even though Pharaoh’s command was not rightly-directed.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Hud verse 97 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hud ayat 96 which provides the complete commentary from verse 96 through 99.

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