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Surah Luqman Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ عَلَىٰ هُدًۭى مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ ۖ وَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُفْلِحُونَ
Ulaaa’ika ‘alaa hudam mir Rabbihim wa ulaaa’ika humul muflihoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
Those are on [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.

Yusuf Ali
These are on (true) guidance from their Lord: and these are the ones who will prosper.

Abul Ala Maududi
It is they who are on true guidance from their Lord, and it is they who shall prosper.

Muhsin Khan
Such are on guidance from their Lord, and such are the successful.

Pickthall
Such have guidance from their Lord. Such are the successful.

Dr. Ghali
Those are upon guidance from their Lord, and those are they (who) are the prosperers.

Abdel Haleem
these are rightly guided by their Lord, and it is they who will prosper.

Quran 31 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Luqman ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(31:5) It is they who are on true guidance from their Lord, and it is they who shall prosper.[4]


4. At the time when these verses were sent down, the disbelieves of Makkah thought, and said so openly, that Muhammad (peace be upon him) and those who accepted his message were wasting and ruining their lives. Therefore, it was stated with full force and emphasis: “Those are the ones who will be successful.” That is, they will not ruin themselves as you seem to think in your ignorance, but they in fact are the ones who alone will attain true success, and the utter failures will be those who have refused to adopt this way. Here the one who regards true success as confined to the world, in the sense of material prosperity, will be fully missing the Quranic concept of it. To understand the real concept of the true success one should study the following verses of the Quran along with the relevant E.Ns: (Surah Al- Baqarah: Ayats 2-5), (Surah Aal-Imran: Ayats 102, 130, 200), (Surah Al-Maidah: Ayats 35, 90), (Surah Al-Anaam: Ayat 21), (Surah Al-Aaraf; Ayats 7, 8,157), (Surah At-Taubah: Ayat 88), (Surah Yunus: Ayat 17), (Surah An-Nahl: Ayat 116), (Surah Al-Hajj: Ayat 77), (Surah Al-Muminun: Ayat 117), (Surah An-Nur: Ayat 51), (Surah Ar-Rum: Ayat 38).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Luqman verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Luqman ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 7.

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