Surah Al-Imran Ayat 188 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 188
And never think that those who rejoice in what they have perpetrated and like to be praised for what they did not do – never think them [to be] in safety from the punishment, and for them is a painful punishment.
Think not that those who exult in what they have brought about, and love to be praised for what they have not done,- think escape the penalty. For them is a penalty Grievous indeed.
Do not think that those who exult in their misdeeds and love to be praised for what indeed they have not done, do not think that they are secure from chastisement. A painful chastisement awaits them.
Think not that those who rejoice in what they have done (or brought about), and love to be praised for what they have not done,- think not you that they are rescued from the torment, and for them is a painful torment.
Think not that those who exult in what they have given, and love to be praised for what they have not done – Think not, they are in safety from the doom. A painful doom is theirs.
Definitely do not reckon that the ones who exult with what they have come up with and love to be praised for what they have not performed, so definitely do not reckon them exempted (i.e., that they will have a place of safety, or triumph) from torment, and they will have a painful torment.
Do not think [Prophet] that those who exult in what they have done and seek praise for things they have not done will escape the torment; agonizing torment awaits them.
وه لوگ جو اپنے کرتوتوں پر خوش ہیں اور چاہتے ہیں کہ جو انہوں نے نہیں کیا اس پر بھی ان کی تعریفیں کی جائیں آپ انہیں عذاب سے چھٹکارا میں نہ سمجھئے ان کے لئے تو دردناک عذاب ہے
Quran 3 Verse 188 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 188, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(3:188) Do not think that those who exult in their misdeeds and love to be praised for what indeed they have not done, do not think that they are secure from chastisement. A painful chastisement awaits them.
133. Such people expected praises to be lavished upon them for being God-fearing, devout and pious, for being sincere servants of the true faith, for being defenders of God’s Law and for having reformed and purified the lives of people, even though none of this might be true. They wanted people to go about trumpeting that such and such a person had made great sacrifices in the cause of God and had sincerely guided people to the right way even though the facts might be the reverse of what they claimed.
The tafsir of Surah Imran verse 188 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Imran ayat 187 which provides the complete commentary from verse 187 through 189.
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