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Surah Al-Isra Ayat 104 in Arabic Text

وَقُلْنَا مِنۢ بَعْدِهِۦ لِبَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ ٱسْكُنُوا۟ ٱلْأَرْضَ فَإِذَا جَآءَ وَعْدُ ٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ جِئْنَا بِكُمْ لَفِيفًۭا
Wa qulnaa min ba’dihee li Baneee Israaa’eelas kunul arda fa izaa jaaa’a wa’dul aakhirati ji’naa bikum lafeefaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 104

Sahih International
And We said after Pharaoh to the Children of Israel, “Dwell in the land, and when there comes the promise of the Hereafter, We will bring you forth in [one] gathering.”

Yusuf Ali
And We said thereafter to the Children of Israel, “Dwell securely in the land (of promise)”: but when the second of the warnings came to pass, We gathered you together in a mingled crowd.

Abul Ala Maududi
and thereafter We said to the Children of Israel: “Now dwell in the land, but when the promised time of the Hereafter comes, We shall bring you all together.”

Muhsin Khan
And We said to the Children of Israel after him: “Dwell in the land, then, when the final and the last promise comes near [i.e. the Day of Resurrection or the descent of Christ [‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) on the earth]. We shall bring you altogether as mixed crowd (gathered out of various nations). [Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 10, Page 338]

Pickthall
And We said unto the Children of Israel after him: Dwell in the land; but when the promise of the Hereafter cometh to pass We shall bring you as a crowd gathered out of various nations.

Dr. Ghali
And We said to Seeds of after him, “Dwell in the land; then when the promise of the Hereafter comes, We will cause you to come clustering.”

Abdel Haleem
After his death, We told the Children of Israel, ‘Live in the land, and when the promise of the Hereafter is fulfilled, We shall bring you to the assembly of all people.’

Quran 17 Verse 104 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Isra ayat 104, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(17:104) and thereafter We said to the Children of Israel: “Now dwell in the land,[117] but when the promised time of the Hereafter comes, We shall bring you all together.”


117. This part of the story of Pharaoh has been related here because it applied exactly to the mushriks of Makkah who were doing their best to uproot the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the believers from the land of Arabia. This story, so to say, tells them: Pharaoh resolved to uproot Moses (peace be upon him) and the Israelites but was himself completely annihilated along with his followers. But Moses (peace be upon him) and his followers settled down in the land. Likewise, if you persist on the same way, you will surely meet with the same end.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Isra verse 104 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Isra ayat 101 which provides the complete commentary from verse 101 through 104.

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