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Surah Al-Imran Ayat 24 in Arabic Text

ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ قَالُوا۟ لَن تَمَسَّنَا ٱلنَّارُ إِلَّآ أَيَّامًۭا مَّعْدُودَٰتٍۢ ۖ وَغَرَّهُمْ فِى دِينِهِم مَّا كَانُوا۟ يَفْتَرُونَ
Zaalika bi annahum qaaloo lan tamassanan naaru illaaa ayyaamam ma’doodaatinw wa gharrahum fee deenihim maa kaanoo yaftaroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 24

Sahih International
That is because they say, “Never will the Fire touch us except for [a few] numbered days,” and [because] they were deluded in their religion by what they were inventing.

Yusuf Ali
This because they say: “The Fire shall not touch us but for a few numbered days”: For their forgeries deceive them as to their own religion.

Abul Ala Maududi
This is because they say: ‘The fire of Hell shall not touch us except for a limited number of days.’ The false beliefs which they have forged have deluded them in their faith.

Muhsin Khan
This is because they say: “The Fire shall not touch us but for a number of days.” And that which they used to invent regarding their religion has deceived them.

Pickthall
That is because they say: The Fire will not touch us save for a certain number of days. That which they used to invent hath deceived them regarding their religion.

Dr. Ghali
That (is) for that they said, “The Fire will never touch us, except for a (prescribed) number of days.” And whatever (lies) they used to fabricate deluded them in their religion.

Abdel Haleem
‘The Fire will only touch us for a limited number of days.’ The lies they have invented have led them astray in their own religion.

Quran 3 Verse 24 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 24, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(3:24) This is because they say: ‘The fire of Hell shall not touch us except for a limited number of days.’[23] The false beliefs which they have forged have deluded them in their faith.


23. These people considered themselves to be God’s favourites and cherished the illusion that, regardless of what they did, they were bound to enter Paradise. They took the view that since they were believers, were descended from pious people, followed noble Prophets, and were disciples and admirers of holy men, Hell would not dare touch them. They also thought that even if they were thrown into Hell they would remain there for a few days only, to be purged of the impurity of the sins which had afflicted them, and would then be sent straight to Paradise. Such notions had made them so bold that even when they committed the most atrocious crimes and the most mortal of sins, and brazenly deviated from Truth and rectitude, their hearts remained utterly unmoved by the fear of God.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Imran verse 24 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Imran ayat 23 which provides the complete commentary from verse 23 through 25.

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