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Surah Al-Kahf Ayat 48 in Arabic Text

وَعُرِضُوا۟ عَلَىٰ رَبِّكَ صَفًّۭا لَّقَدْ جِئْتُمُونَا كَمَا خَلَقْنَـٰكُمْ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍۭ ۚ بَلْ زَعَمْتُمْ أَلَّن نَّجْعَلَ لَكُم مَّوْعِدًۭا
Wa ‘uridoo ‘alaa Rabbika saffaa, laqad ji’tumoonaa kamaa khalaqnaakum awala marrah; bal za’amtum allannaj’ala lakum maw’idaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 48

Sahih International
And they will be presented before your Lord in rows, [and He will say], “You have certainly come to Us just as We created you the first time. But you claimed that We would never make for you an appointment.”

Yusuf Ali
And they will be marshalled before thy Lord in ranks, (with the announcement), “Now have ye come to Us (bare) as We created you first: aye, ye thought We shall not fulfil the appointment made to you to meet (Us)!”:

Abul Ala Maududi
They shall be brought before your Lord, all lined up, and shall be told: “Now, indeed, you have come before Us in the manner We created you in the first instance, although you thought that We shall not appoint a tryst (with Us).”

Muhsin Khan
And they will be set before your Lord in (lines as) rows, (and Allah will say): “Now indeed, you have come to Us as We created you the first time. Nay, but you thought that We had appointed no meeting for you (with Us).”

Pickthall
And they are set before thy Lord in ranks (and it is said unto them): Now verily have ye come unto Us as We created you at the first. But ye thought that We had set no tryst for you.

Dr. Ghali
And they are set before your Lord in ranks, “Indeed you have readily come to Us as We created you the first time; no indeed, you asserted that We would never make for you an appointment.”

Abdel Haleem
They will be lined up before your Lord: ‘Now you have come to Us as We first created you, although you claimed We had not made any such appointment for you.’

Quran 18 Verse 48 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Kahf ayat 48, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(18:48) They shall be brought before your Lord, all lined up, and shall be told: “Now, indeed, you have come before Us in the manner We created you in the first instance,[45] although you thought that We shall not appoint a tryst (with Us).”


45. This thing will be addressed to those who denied the Hereafter, as if to say: Well, now you see that the information given by the Prophets has come out to be true. They told you that Allah would bring you to life again as He first brought you out from the wombs of your mothers but you disbelieved in it. Now say whether you have been brought to life for the second time or not.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Kahf verse 48 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Kahf ayat 47 which provides the complete commentary from verse 47 through 49.

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