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Surah Maryam Ayat 42 in Arabic Text

إِذْ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ يَـٰٓأَبَتِ لِمَ تَعْبُدُ مَا لَا يَسْمَعُ وَلَا يُبْصِرُ وَلَا يُغْنِى عَنكَ شَيْـًۭٔا
Iz qaala li abeehi yaaa abati lima ta’budu maa laa yasma’u wa laa yubsiru wa laa yughnee ‘anka shai’aa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 42

Sahih International
[Mention] when he said to his father, “O my father, why do you worship that which does not hear and does not see and will not benefit you at all?

Yusuf Ali
Behold, he said to his father: “O my father! why worship that which heareth not and seeth not, and can profit thee nothing?

Abul Ala Maududi
(And remind people) when he said to his father: “Father! Why do you worship that which neither sees nor hears, and which can be of no avail to you?

Muhsin Khan
When he said to his father: “O my father! Why do you worship that which hears not, sees not and cannot avail you in anything?

Pickthall
When he said unto his father: O my father! Why worshippest thou that which heareth not nor seeth, nor can in aught avail thee?

Dr. Ghali
As he said to his father, “O my father, why do you worship that which neither hears nor beholds, nor avails you anything?

Abdel Haleem
He said to his father, ‘Father, why do you worship something that can neither hear nor see nor benefit you in any way?

Quran 19 Verse 42 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Maryam ayat 42, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(19:42) (And remind people) when he said to his father: “Father! Why do you worship that which neither sees nor hears, and which can be of no avail to you?


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maryam verse 42 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maryam ayat 41 which provides the complete commentary from verse 41 through 45.

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