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Surah Ibrahim Ayat 15 in Arabic Text

وَٱسْتَفْتَحُوا۟ وَخَابَ كُلُّ جَبَّارٍ عَنِيدٍۢ
Wastaftahoo wa khaaba kullu jabbaarin ‘aneed

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 15

Sahih International
And they requested victory from Allah, and disappointed, [therefore], was every obstinate tyrant.

Yusuf Ali
But they sought victory and decision (there and then), and frustration was the lot of every powerful obstinate transgressor.

Abul Ala Maududi
They sought Our judgement. And (thanks to that judgement) every obstinate tyrant opposed to the Truth was brought to naught.

Muhsin Khan
But they (the Messengers) sought victory and help [from their Lord (Allah)], and every obstinate, arrogant dictator (who refuses to believe in the Oneness of Allah) was brought to a complete loss and destruction.

Pickthall
And they sought help (from their Lord) and every froward potentate was bought to naught;

Dr. Ghali
And they (The Messengers) sought assistance (from Allah), and every stubborn potentate was disappointed.

Abdel Haleem
They asked God to decide, and every obstinate tyrant failed-

Quran 14 Verse 15 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ibrahim ayat 15, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(14:15) They sought Our judgement. And (thanks to that judgement) every obstinate tyrant opposed to the Truth was brought to naught.[24]


24. In order to grasp the real significance of these historical events, it should be kept in view that these are being related here as answers to those objections which the disbelievers of Makkah raised before the Prophet (peace be upon him). As the conditions there at the time of the revelation of this Surah were exactly like those of the peoples of the former Prophets, they have been cited here to warn the Quraish along with the other mushriks of Arabia of the consequences, as if to say: The former disbelievers challenged their Messengers and were destroyed and the believers were established in the land. Likewise your future also entirely depends on the attitude you adopt towards the message of your Prophet. If you accept this, you will be allowed to remain in the land of Arabia, and if you reject it you shall be utterly uprooted from here. The subsequent events proved that this prophecy was literally fulfilled within fifteen years after this, for there remained not a single mushrik in the whole of Arabia.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ibrahim verse 15 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ibrahim ayat 13 which provides the complete commentary from verse 13 through 17.

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