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Surah Ibrahim Ayat 46 in Arabic Text

وَقَدْ مَكَرُوا۟ مَكْرَهُمْ وَعِندَ ٱللَّهِ مَكْرُهُمْ وَإِن كَانَ مَكْرُهُمْ لِتَزُولَ مِنْهُ ٱلْجِبَالُ
Wa qad makaroo makrahum wa ‘indal laahi makruhum wa in kaana makruhum litazoola minhul jibaal

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 46

Sahih International
And they had planned their plan, but with Allah is [recorded] their plan, even if their plan had been [sufficient] to do away with the mountains.

Yusuf Ali
Mighty indeed were the plots which they made, but their plots were (well) within the sight of Allah, even though they were such as to shake the hills!

Abul Ala Maududi
Indeed the unbelievers contrived their plan, but it is in Allah’s power to nullify their plan, even though their plans were such that would move even mountains.

Muhsin Khan
Indeed, they planned their plot, and their plot was with Allah, though their plot was a great (one, still) it would never be able to remove the mountains (real mountains or the Islamic law) from their places (as it is of no importance) [Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Vol. 2, Page 597]. [It is said by some interpreters regarding this Verse that the Quraish pagans plotted against Prophet Muhammad SAW to kill him but they failed and were unable to carry out their plot which they plotted].

Pickthall
Verily they have plotted their plot, and their plot is with Allah, though their plot were one whereby the mountains should be moved.

Dr. Ghali
And they readily schemed their scheming, and their scheming is in the Providence of Allah, and decidedly their scheming was such that thereby mountains should be removed.

Abdel Haleem
They made their plots, but, even if their plots had been able to move mountains, God had the answer.

Quran 14 Verse 46 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ibrahim ayat 46, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(14:46) Indeed the unbelievers contrived their plan, but it is in Allah’s power to nullify their plan, even though their plans were such that would move even mountains.[55]


55. That is, you have seen that the former people who violated the divine law, and who opposed the message, devised very effective and cunning schemes to avert the consequences of their iniquity, but Allah defeated them with His single counter device. You did not give up your crafty schemes against the message of truth in the vain hope that your strong measures would succeed where the schemes of your predecessors had failed.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ibrahim verse 46 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ibrahim ayat 44 which provides the complete commentary from verse 44 through 46.

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