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Surah Al-Kahf Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

إِنَّهُمْ إِن يَظْهَرُوا۟ عَلَيْكُمْ يَرْجُمُوكُمْ أَوْ يُعِيدُوكُمْ فِى مِلَّتِهِمْ وَلَن تُفْلِحُوٓا۟ إِذًا أَبَدًۭا
Innahum iny yazharoo ‘alaikum yarjumookum aw yu’eedookum fee millatihim wa lan tuflihooo izan abadaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
Indeed, if they come to know of you, they will stone you or return you to their religion. And never would you succeed, then – ever.”

Yusuf Ali
“For if they should come upon you, they would stone you or force you to return to their cult, and in that case ye would never attain prosperity.”

Abul Ala Maududi
For if they should come upon us, they will stone us to death or force us to revert to their faith whereafter we shall never prosper.”

Muhsin Khan
“For if they come to know of you, they will stone you (to death or abuse and harm you) or turn you back to their religion, and in that case you will never be successful.”

Pickthall
For they, if they should come to know of you, will stone you or turn you back to their religion; then ye will never prosper.

Dr. Ghali
Surely in case they get the better of you, they will stone you or bring you back to their creed, and (then) you will never prosper at all.”

Abdel Haleem
if they found you out, they would stone you or force you to return to their religion, where you would never come to any good.’

Quran 18 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Kahf 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

(18:20) For if they should come upon us, they will stone us to death or force us to revert to their faith whereafter we shall never prosper.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Kahf verse 20 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Kahf ayat 19 which provides the complete commentary from verse 19 through 21.

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