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Surah Al-Kahf Ayat 39 in Arabic Text

وَلَوْلَآ إِذْ دَخَلْتَ جَنَّتَكَ قُلْتَ مَا شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِٱللَّهِ ۚ إِن تَرَنِ أَنَا۠ أَقَلَّ مِنكَ مَالًۭا وَوَلَدًۭا
Wa law laaa iz dakhalta jannataka qulta maa shaaa’al laahu laa quwwata illaa billaah; in tarani ana aqalla minka maalanw wa waladaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 39

Sahih International
And why did you, when you entered your garden, not say, ‘What Allah willed [has occurred]; there is no power except in Allah ‘? Although you see me less than you in wealth and children,

Yusuf Ali
“Why didst thou not, as thou wentest into thy garden, say: ‘Allah’s will (be done)! There is no power but with Allah!’ If thou dost see me less than thee in wealth and sons,

Abul Ala Maududi
When you entered your vineyard, why did you not say: ‘Whatever Allah wills shall come to pass, for there is no power save with Allah!’ If you find me less than yourself in wealth and children

Muhsin Khan
It was better for you to say, when you entered your garden: ‘That which Allah wills (will come to pass)! There is no power but with Allah ‘. If you see me less than you in wealth, and children.

Pickthall
If only, when thou enteredst thy garden, thou hadst said: That which Allah willeth (will come to pass)! There is no strength save in Allah! Though thou seest me as less than thee in wealth and children,

Dr. Ghali
And if you had said as you entered your garden, cWhatever Allah decides (will be); there is no power except with Allah, (i.e., say: ma sha ” ⊃ ” Allah La hawla wala quwwata ⊃ illa billah) (it would have been better for you.) In case you see me that I am less than you in wealth and children,

Abdel Haleem
If only, when you entered your garden, you had said, “This is God’s will. There is no power not [given] by God.” Although you see I have less wealth and offspring than you,

Quran 18 Verse 39 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Kahf ayat 39, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(18:39) When you entered your vineyard, why did you not say: ‘Whatever Allah wills shall come to pass, for there is no power[40] save with Allah!’ If you find me less than yourself in wealth and children


40. That is, If we are able to do anything, it is by the help and support of Allah alone.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Kahf verse 39 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Kahf ayat 37 which provides the complete commentary from verse 37 through 41.

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