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Surah Maryam Ayat 77 in Arabic Text

أَفَرَءَيْتَ ٱلَّذِى كَفَرَ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَا وَقَالَ لَأُوتَيَنَّ مَالًۭا وَوَلَدًا
Afara’aytal lazee kafara bi Aayaatinaa wa qaala la oota yanna maalanw wa waladaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 77

Sahih International
Then, have you seen he who disbelieved in Our verses and said, “I will surely be given wealth and children [in the next life]?”

Yusuf Ali
Hast thou then seen the (sort of) man who rejects Our Signs, yet says: “I shall certainly be given wealth and children?”

Abul Ala Maududi
Have you seen him who rejected Our signs and said: “Surely I shall continue to be favoured with riches and children.”

Muhsin Khan
Have you seen him who disbelieved in Our Ayat (this Quran and Muhammad SAW) and (yet) says: “I shall certainly be given wealth and children [if I will be alive (again)],”

Pickthall
Hast thou seen him who disbelieveth in Our revelations and saith: Assuredly I shall be given wealth and children?

Dr. Ghali
So, have you seen (him) who has disbelieved in Our signs and said, “Indeed I will definitely be brought wealth and children”?

Abdel Haleem
Have you considered the man who rejects Our revelation, who says, ‘I will certainly be given wealth and children’?

Quran 19 Verse 77 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Maryam ayat 77, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(19:77) Have you seen him who rejected Our signs and said: “Surely I shall continue to be favoured with riches and children.”[47]


47. The boastful person was not a particular man but a typical chief of the disbelievers of Makkah. Everyone of them claimed: Howsoever you may call me an erroneous and un-righteous person and threaten me with the divine scourge, the fact is that I am more prosperous than you today and shall continue being blessed with favors in future as well. Just have a look at my riches, at my grandeur and at my estate, and at my well-known sons, and then say where you see any signs of the wrath of God.

Ibn-Kathir

77. Have you seen him who disbelieved in Our Ayat and said: “I shall certainly be given wealth and children ﴿if I live again﴾.” 78. Has he known the Unseen or has he taken a covenant from the Most Gracious 79. Nay, We shall record what he says, and We shall increase his torment; 80. And We shall inherit from him all that he speaks of, and he shall come to Us alone.


Refuting the Disbelievers Who claim that They will be given Wealth and Children in the Hereafter

Imam Ahmad reported from Khabbab bin Al-Aratt that he said, “I was a blacksmith and Al-” ®256؛لs bin Wa’il owed me a debt. So I went to him to collect my debt from him. He said to me, `No, by Allah, I will not pay my debt to you until you disbelieve in Muhammad.’ I replied to him, `No, by Allah, I will not disbelieve in Muhammad until you die and are resurrected again.’ He then said to me, `Verily, if I die and am resurrected, and you come to me, I will also have abundance of wealth and children and I will repay you then.’ Then, Allah revealed these Ayat,

﴿أَفَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِى كَفَرَ بِـَايَـتِنَا وَقَالَ لأوتَيَنَّ مَالاً وَوَلَداً ﴾

(Have you seen him who disbelieved in Our Ayat and said: “I shall certainly be given wealth and children.”) until,

﴿وَيَأْتِينَا فَرْداً﴾

(and he shall come to Us alone.) This was also recorded by the two compilers of the Sahihs and other collections as well. In the wording of Al-Bukhari it states that Khabbab said, “I used to be a blacksmith in Makkah and I made a sword for Al-” ®256؛لs bin Wa’il. So I went to him to collect my pay from him…” then he mentioned the rest of the Hadith and he said,

﴿أَمِ اتَّخَذَ عِندَ الرَّحْمَـنِ عَهْداً﴾

(or has he taken a covenant from the Most Gracious) “This means an agreement. ” Concerning Allah’s statement,

﴿أَطَّلَعَ الْغَيْبَ﴾

(Has he known the Unseen) This is a rejection of the person who says,

﴿لأوتَيَنَّ مَالاً وَوَلَداً﴾

(I shall certainly be given wealth and children.) Meaning, on the Day of Resurrection. In other words, “Does he know what he will have in the Hereafter, to such an extent that he can swear to it”

﴿أَمِ اتَّخَذَ عِندَ الرَّحْمَـنِ عَهْداً﴾

(or has he taken a covenant from the Most Gracious) Or has he received a promise from Allah that he will be given these things It has already been stated that in Sahih Al-Bukhari it is mentioned that covenant means an agreement. Concerning Allah’s statement,

﴿كَلاَّ﴾

(Nay,) This is a participle that opposes what came before it and gives emphasis to what follows it.

﴿سَنَكْتُبُ مَا يَقُولُ﴾

(We shall record what he says,) what he is seeking, and his idea that he has given himself about what he hopes for, and his disbelief in Allah the Most Great.

﴿وَنَمُدُّ لَهُ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ مَدّاً﴾

(We shall increase his torment. ) This is referring to what will happen in the abode of the Hereafter, because of his saying his disbelief in Allah in this life.

﴿وَنَرِثُهُ مَا يَقُولُ﴾

(And We shall inherit from him all that he speaks of,) His wealth and children. It means, “We will take all of this from him, in opposition to his claim that he will be given more wealth and children in the Hereafter than he had in this life.” To the contrary, in the Hereafter that which he had in this life will be taken from him. This is why Allah says,

﴿وَيَأْتِينَا فَرْداً﴾

(And he shall come to Us alone.) without wealth or children.

﴿وَاتَّخَذُواْ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ ءالِهَةً لِّيَكُونُواْ لَهُمْ عِزّاً ﴾

﴿كَلاَّ سَيَكْفُرُونَ بِعِبَـدَتِهِمْ وَيَكُونُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ ضِدّاً ﴾

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