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Surah Al-Isra Ayat 89 in Arabic Text

وَلَقَدْ صَرَّفْنَا لِلنَّاسِ فِى هَـٰذَا ٱلْقُرْءَانِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٍۢ فَأَبَىٰٓ أَكْثَرُ ٱلنَّاسِ إِلَّا كُفُورًۭا
Wa laqad sarrafnaa linnaasi fee haazal quraani min kulli masalin fa abaaa aksarun naasi illaa kufooraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 89

Sahih International
And We have certainly diversified for the people in this Qur’an from every [kind] of example, but most of the people refused [anything] except disbelief.

Yusuf Ali
And We have explained to man, in this Qur’an, every kind of similitude: yet the greater part of men refuse (to receive it) except with ingratitude!

Abul Ala Maududi
We have explained things for people in this Qur’an in diverse ways to make them understand the Message, yet most people obstinately persist in unbelief.

Muhsin Khan
And indeed We have fully explained to mankind, in this Quran, every kind of similitude, but most mankind refuse (the truth and accept nothing) but disbelief.

Pickthall
And verily We have displayed for mankind in this Qur’an all kind of similitudes, but most of mankind refuse aught save disbelief.

Dr. Ghali
And indeed We have already propounded for mankind in this Qur’an every type of similitude; yet most of mankind have refused (all) except constant disbelief.

Abdel Haleem
In this Quran, We have set out all kinds of examples for people, yet most of them persist in disbelieving.

Quran 17 Verse 89 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Isra ayat 89, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(17:89) We have explained things for people in this Qur’an in diverse ways to make them understand the Message, yet most people obstinately persist in unbelief.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Isra verse 89 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Isra ayat 86 which provides the complete commentary from verse 86 through 89.

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