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Surah Al-Kahf Ayat 61 in Arabic Text

فَلَمَّا بَلَغَا مَجْمَعَ بَيْنِهِمَا نَسِيَا حُوتَهُمَا فَٱتَّخَذَ سَبِيلَهُۥ فِى ٱلْبَحْرِ سَرَبًۭا
Falammaa balaghaa majma’a bainihimaa nasiyaa hootahumaa fattakhaza sabeelahoo fil bahri sarabaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 61

Sahih International
But when they reached the junction between them, they forgot their fish, and it took its course into the sea, slipping away.

Yusuf Ali
But when they reached the Junction, they forgot (about) their Fish, which took its course through the sea (straight) as in a tunnel.

Abul Ala Maududi
But when they reached the point where the two rivers meet, they forgot their fish, and it took its way into the sea, as if through a tunnel.

Muhsin Khan
But when they reached the junction of the two seas, they forgot their fish, and it took its way through the sea as in a tunnel.

Pickthall
And when they reached the point where the two met, they forgot their fish, and it took its way into the waters, being free.

Dr. Ghali
Then, as soon as they reached the junction between the two (seas), they forgot their whale; (Or: large fish) so it took for itself its way into the sea, burrowing.

Abdel Haleem
but when they reached the place where the two seas meet, they had forgotten all about their fish, which made its way into the sea and swam away.

Quran 18 Verse 61 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Kahf ayat 61, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(18:61) But when they reached the point where the two rivers meet, they forgot their fish, and it took its way into the sea, as if through a tunnel.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Kahf verse 61 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Kahf ayat 60 which provides the complete commentary from verse 60 through 65.

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