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Surah Ma’arij Ayat 41 in Arabic Text

عَلَىٰٓ أَن نُّبَدِّلَ خَيْرًۭا مِّنْهُمْ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِينَ
‘Alaaa an nubaddila khairan minhum wa maa nahnu bi masbooqeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 41

Sahih International
To replace them with better than them; and We are not to be outdone.

Yusuf Ali
Substitute for them better (men) than they; And We are not to be defeated (in Our Plan).

Abul Ala Maududi
to replace them by others who would be better than they; and We shall certainly not be overpowered.

Muhsin Khan
To replace them by (others) better than them; and We are not to be outrun.

Pickthall
To replace them by (others) better than them. And we are not to be outrun.

Dr. Ghali
To exchange a more charitable (i.e., better) (people) instead of them, and in no way will We ever be outstripped.

Abdel Haleem
to substitute for them others better than they are- nothing can prevent Us from doing this.

Quran 70 Verse 41 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ma’arij ayat 41, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(70:41) to replace them by others who would be better than they; and We shall certainly not be overpowered.[29]


29. This is that for which Allah Almighty has sworn an oath of His being Lord of the Easts and Wests. It means: As We are Owners of the Easts and Wests, the whole earth is under Our control and power, and you have no power to escape Our punishment: We can destroy you as and when We like and can create another people that may be better than you.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Ma’arij verse 41 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maarij ayat 36 which provides the complete commentary from verse 36 through 44.

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