Surah Al-Isra Ayat 22 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 22
Do not make [as equal] with Allah another deity and [thereby] become censured and forsaken.
Take not with Allah another object of worship; or thou (O man!) wilt sit in disgrace and destitution.
Do not set up any other god with Allah lest you are rendered humiliated and helpless.
Set not up with Allah any other ilah (god), (O man)! (This verse is addressed to Prophet Muhammad SAW, but its implication is general to all mankind), or you will sit down reproved, forsaken (in the Hell-fire).
Set not up with Allah any other god (O man) lest thou sit down reproved, forsaken.
Do not make up with Allah another god, for then you will sit reprobated (and) abandoned.
Set up no other god beside God, or you will end up disgraced and forsaken.
Quran 17 Verse 22 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Isra ayat 22, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(17:22) Do not set up any other god with Allah lest you are rendered humiliated and helpless.
24. Or it can be rendered like this: Do not invent another deity besides Allah, or do not set up another as a deity beside Allah.
22. Set not up with Allah any other ilah (god), or you will sit down reproved, forsaken (in the Hellfire).
Addressing those who are responsible among this Ummah, Allah says, “Do not admit any partner into your worship of your Lord.”
(or you will sit down reproved,) meaning, because of associating others with Him.
(forsaken.) means, because the Lord, may He be exalted, will not help you; He will leave you to the one whom you worshipped, and he has no power either to benefit or to harm, because the Only One Who has the power to benefit or to harm is Allah alone, with no partner or associate. Imam Ahmad reported that `Abdullah bin Mas`ud said: “The Messenger of Allah said:
(Whoever is afflicted with poverty and goes and asks people for help, will never get rid of his poverty, but if he asks Allah for help, then Allah will grant him the means of independence sooner or later.) This was also recorded by Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi, who said, “Hasan Sahih Gharib”.
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