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Surah Jinn Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

قُلْ إِنَّمَآ أَدْعُوا۟ رَبِّى وَلَآ أُشْرِكُ بِهِۦٓ أَحَدًۭا
Qul innamaaa ad’oo rabbee wa laaa ushriku biheee ‘ahada

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
Say, [O Muhammad], “I only invoke my Lord and do not associate with Him anyone.”

Yusuf Ali
Say: “I do no more than invoke my Lord, and I join not with Him any (false god).”

Abul Ala Maududi
Say, (O Prophet): “I call on my Lord alone, and I do not associate aught with Him in His Divinity.”

Muhsin Khan
Say (O Muhammad SAW): “I invoke only my Lord (Allah Alone), and I associate none as partners along with Him.”

Pickthall
Say (unto them, O Muhammad): I pray unto Allah only, and ascribe unto Him no partner.

Dr. Ghali
Say, “Surely I invoke only my Lord, and I do not associate with Him anyone.”

Abdel Haleem
Say, ‘I pray to my Lord alone; I set up no partner with Him.’

Quran 72 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Jinn ayat 20, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(72:20) Say, (O Prophet): “I call on my Lord alone, and I do not associate aught with Him in His Divinity.”[21]


21. That is, to call upon Allah is no objectionable thing, which may so provoke the people. The evil thing, however, is that one should associate another with Allah in His divinity, and this I never do; this is done by those who mob and surround me when they hear God mentioned by me.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Jinn verse 20 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Jinn ayat 18 which provides the complete commentary from verse 18 through 24.

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