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Surah Al-Imran Ayat 80 in Arabic Text

وَلَا يَأْمُرَكُمْ أَن تَتَّخِذُوا۟ ٱلْمَلَـٰٓئِكَةَ وَٱلنَّبِيِّـۧنَ أَرْبَابًا ۗ أَيَأْمُرُكُم بِٱلْكُفْرِ بَعْدَ إِذْ أَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ
Wa laa yaamurakum an tattakhizul malaaa ‘ikata wan Nabiyyeena arbaabaa; a yaamurukum bilkufri ba’da iz antum muslimoon (section 8)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 80

Sahih International
Nor could he order you to take the angels and prophets as lords. Would he order you to disbelief after you had been Muslims?

Yusuf Ali
Nor would he instruct you to take angels and prophets for Lords and patrons. What! would he bid you to unbelief after ye have bowed your will (To Allah in Islam)?

Abul Ala Maududi
He will never enjoin you to take the angels or Prophets for your lords. Will he enjoin upon you unbelief when you have submitted yourselves to Allah?

Muhsin Khan
Nor would he order you to take angels and Prophets for lords (gods). Would he order you to disbelieve after you have submitted to Allah’s Will? (Tafsir At-Tabari).

Pickthall
And he commanded you not that ye should take the angels and the prophets for lords. Would he command you to disbelieve after ye had surrendered (to Allah)?

Dr. Ghali
And he (i.e. any religious Messenger) should not command you to take the Angels and Prophets to yourselves as lords. Would he command you to (adopt) disbelief after you have (become) Muslims? (i.e. have surrendered “to).

Abdel Haleem
He would never command you to take angels and prophets as lords. How could he command you to be disbelievers after you had devoted yourselves to God?

Quran 3 Verse 80 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 80, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(3:80) He will never enjoin you to take the angels or Prophets for your lords. Will he enjoin upon you unbelief when you have submitted yourselves to Allah?[68]


68. This refutation is directed at all the false concepts which were attributed to the Messengers of God by various nations, and then made an integral part of the religious scriptures. These concepts were false in that they elevated either the Prophets or the angels to the level of deities

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Imran verse 80 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Imran ayat 79 which provides the complete commentary from verse 79 through 80.

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