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Surah Ma’arij Ayat 17 in Arabic Text

تَدْعُوا۟ مَنْ أَدْبَرَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ
Tad’oo man adbara wa tawallaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 17

Sahih International
It invites he who turned his back [on truth] and went away [from obedience]

Yusuf Ali
Inviting (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from the Right).

Abul Ala Maududi
It shall insistently summon him who turned his back and retreated,

Muhsin Khan
Calling: “[O Kafir (O disbeliever in Allah, His angels, His Book, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection and in Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments), O Mushrik (O polytheist, disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah)] (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from Faith) [picking and swallowing them up from that great gathering of mankind (on the Day of Resurrection) just as a bird picks up a food-grain from the earth with its beak and swallows it up] [Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 18, Page 289]

Pickthall
It calleth him who turned and fled (from truth),

Dr. Ghali
Calling him who withdrew and turned away,

Abdel Haleem
and it will claim everyone who rejects the truth, turns away,

Quran 70 Verse 17 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ma’arij ayat 17, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(70:17) It shall insistently summon him who turned his back and retreated,


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Ma’arij verse 17 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maarij ayat 8 which provides the complete commentary from verse 8 through 18.

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