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Surah Al-Kahf Ayat 64 in Arabic Text

قَالَ ذَٰلِكَ مَا كُنَّا نَبْغِ ۚ فَٱرْتَدَّا عَلَىٰٓ ءَاثَارِهِمَا قَصَصًۭا
Qaala zaalika maa kunnaa nabghi; fartaddaa ‘alaa aasaari him maa qasasaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 64

Sahih International
[Moses] said, “That is what we were seeking.” So they returned, following their footprints.

Yusuf Ali
Moses said: “That was what we were seeking after:” So they went back on their footsteps, following (the path they had come).

Abul Ala Maududi
Moses said: “That is what we were looking for.” So the two turned back, retracing their footsteps,

Muhsin Khan
[Musa (Moses)] said: “That is what we have been seeking.” So they went back retracing their footsteps.

Pickthall
He said: This is that which we have been seeking. So they retraced their steps again.

Dr. Ghali
He said, “That is what we were seeking!” So they (both) turned back upon their tracks retracing them.

Abdel Haleem
Moses said, ‘Then that was the place we were looking for.’ So the two turned back, retraced their footsteps,

Quran 18 Verse 64 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Kahf ayat 64, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(18:64) Moses said: “That is what we were looking for.”[58] So the two turned back, retracing their footsteps,


58. That is, the same was the sign of the place of our destination. This shows that Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) had taken this journey at Allah’s behest to meet His servant. He had been told that he would meet the servant at the place where the fish would disappear.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Kahf verse 64 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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