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Surah Al-Ma’idah Ayat 104 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ تَعَالَوْا۟ إِلَىٰ مَآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ وَإِلَى ٱلرَّسُولِ قَالُوا۟ حَسْبُنَا مَا وَجَدْنَا عَلَيْهِ ءَابَآءَنَآ ۚ أَوَلَوْ كَانَ ءَابَآؤُهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ شَيْـًۭٔا وَلَا يَهْتَدُونَ
Wa izaa qeela lahum ta’aalaw ilaa maaa anzalallaahu wa ilar Rasooli qaaloo hasbunaa maa wajadnaa ‘alaihi aabaaa’anaa; awa law kaana aabaaa’uhum laa ya’lamoona shai’anw wa laa yahtadoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 104

Sahih International
And when it is said to them, “Come to what Allah has revealed and to the Messenger,” they say, “Sufficient for us is that upon which we found our fathers.” Even though their fathers knew nothing, nor were they guided?

Yusuf Ali
When it is said to them: “Come to what Allah hath revealed; come to the Messenger”: They say: “Enough for us are the ways we found our fathers following.” what! even though their fathers were void of knowledge and guidance?

Abul Ala Maududi
When they are asked: ‘Come to what Allah has revealed, and come to the Messenger’, they reply: ‘The way of our refathers suffices us.’ (Will they continue to follow their forefathers) even though their forefathers might have known nothing, and might have been on the wrong way?

Muhsin Khan
And when it is said to them: “Come to what Allah has revealed and unto the Messenger (Muhammad SAW for the verdict of that which you have made unlawful).” They say: “Enough for us is that which we found our fathers following,” even though their fathers had no knowledge whatsoever and no guidance.

Pickthall
And when it is said unto them: Come unto that which Allah hath revealed and unto the messenger, they say: Enough for us is that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though their fathers had no knowledge whatsoever, and no guidance?

Dr. Ghali
And when it is said to them, “Come to what Allah has sent down and to the Messenger, ” they say, “Enough (Literally: enough reckoning) for us is what we found our fathers (doing).” And even if their fathers did not know anything and were not guided?

Abdel Haleem
when it is said to them, ‘Come to what God has sent down, and to the Messenger,’ they say, ‘What we inherited from our forefathers is good enough for us,’ even though their forefathers knew nothing and were not guided.

Quran 5 Verse 104 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Ma’idah ayat 104, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(5:104) When they are asked: ‘Come to what Allah has revealed, and come to the Messenger’, they reply: ‘The way of our refathers suffices us.’ (Will they continue to follow their forefathers) even though their forefathers might have known nothing, and might have been on the wrong way?


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maidah verse 104 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maidah ayat 103 which provides the complete commentary from verse 103 through 104.

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