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Surah Jumu’ah Ayat 6 in Arabic Text

قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ هَادُوٓاْ إِن زَعَمۡتُمۡ أَنَّكُمۡ أَوۡلِيَآءُ لِلَّهِ مِن دُونِ ٱلنَّاسِ فَتَمَنَّوُاْ ٱلۡمَوۡتَ إِن كُنتُمۡ صَٰدِقِينَ
Qul yaaa ayyuhal lazeena haadoo in za’amtum annakum awliyaaa’u lilaahi min doonin naasi fatamannawul mawta in kuntum saadiqeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 6

Sahih International
Say, “O you who are Jews, if you claim that you are allies of Allah, excluding the [other] people, then wish for death, if you should be truthful.”

Yusuf Ali
Say: “O ye that stand on Judaism! If ye think that ye are friends to Allah, to the exclusion of (other) men, then express your desire for Death, if ye are truthful!”

Abul Ala Maududi
Tell them: “O you who have become Judaised, if you arrogantly fancy that you are Allah’s favourites to the exclusion of all people, then wish for death, if you are truthful in your claim.”

Muhsin Khan
Say (O Muhammad SAW): “O you Jews! If you pretend that you are friends of Allah, to the exclusion of (all) other mankind, then long for death if you are truthful.”

Say (O Muhammad): O ye who are Jews! If ye claim that ye are favoured of Allah apart from (all) mankind, then long for death if ye are truthful.

Dr. Ghali
Say, “O you who have Judaized, in case you assert that you are patronized by Allah, apart from mankind, then covet death, in case you are sincere.”

Abdel Haleem
It makes no difference whether you ask forgiveness for them or not, God will not forgive them: God does not guide such treacherous people.

Muhammad Junagarhi
کہہ دیجئے کہ اے یہودیو! اگر تمہارا دعویٰ ہے کہ تم اللہ کے دوست ہو دوسرے لوگوں کے سوا تو تم موت کی تمنا کرو اگر تم سچے ہو

Quran 62 Verse 6 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Jumu’ah ayat 6, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(62:6) Tell them: “O you who have become Judaised,[10] if you arrogantly fancy that you are Allah’s favourites[11] to the exclusion of all people, then wish for death, if you are truthful in your claim.”[12]

10. This point is noteworthy. It has not been said: O Jews. But: O you who have became Jews, or who have adopted Judaism, the reason being that the way of life brought by the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and the Prophets after and before him, was Islam itself. None of those Prophets was a Jew, nor had Judaism been born in their time, but Judaism as such came into being much later. It is ascribed to the tribe which descended from Judah, the fourth son of the Prophet Jacob (peace be upon him). When after the Prophet Solomon (peace be upon him), his kingdom broke into two parts, this tribe became ruler over the state which came to be known as Judea. The other tribes of the Israelites established their separate state which became famous as Samaria. Then Assyria not only destroyed Samaria but also wiped out those Israelite tribes which had founded that state. After that only the decedents of Judah besides those of Benjamin remained. Who because of the predominance of the descendants of Judah, began to be called the Jews. Judaism is the name of the framework of the doctrines, customs, and religious rules and regulations which the priests, rabbis and learned men of this race prepared according to their own ideas, theories and trends for many centuries. This framework started being shaped in the 4th century B.C. and continued to develop till the 5th century A.D. It contains a very small element of the divine guidance brought by the Messengers of Allah, and even that element has been corrupted. That is why at many places in the Quran they have been addressed as alladhina hadu, O you who have become Jews. All of these were not the Israelites but there were among them also converts who had embraced Judaism. Whenever in the Quran the children of Israel have been addressed, the words are: O children of Israel, and where the followers of Judaism have been addressed, the words are; alladhina hadu, O you who have become Jews.

11. At several places in the Quran, their claim has been described in detail, as in (Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat 111), they say: none shall enter Paradise unless he be a Jew. In (Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat 80): The fire of Hell is not going to touch us, and even if it does at all, it will be only for a few days, and in (Surah Al-Maidah, Ayat 18): We are the sons of Allah and His beloved ones. Same such claims are also found in the books of the Jews themselves. The world at


The tafsir of Surah Jumuah verse 6 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Jumuah ayat 5 which provides the complete commentary from verse 5 through 9.

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