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Surah Muddaththir Ayat 25 in Arabic Text

إِنْ هَـٰذَآ إِلَّا قَوْلُ ٱلْبَشَرِ
In haazaaa illaa qawlul bashar

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 25

Sahih International
This is not but the word of a human being.”

Yusuf Ali
“This is nothing but the word of a mortal!”

Abul Ala Maududi
this is nothing but the word of a mere mortal!”

Muhsin Khan
“This is nothing but the word of a human being!”

Pickthall
This is naught else than speech of mortal man.

Dr. Ghali
Decidedly this is nothing except the speech of mortals.”

Abdel Haleem
just the talk of a mortal!’

Quran 74 Verse 25 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Muddaththir ayat 25, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(74:25) this is nothing but the word of a mere mortal!”[14]


14. The reference is to what happened in the conference of the disbelievers of Makkah. From the details of it that we have given in the introduction, it becomes obvious that this man in his heart had become fully convinced of the Quran’s being divine word, but in order to save his position as a chief of his people, he was not prepared to affirm faith. When in the conference he himself turned down all the accusations that the Quraish chiefs were proposing against the Prophet (peace be upon him), he was compelled to devise an accusation from himself, which could be spread among the Arabs in order to bring a bad name to the Prophet (peace be upon him). Then, the way he struggled against his conscience, and the way he devised an accusation at last after a prolonged mental conflict, has been vividly depicted here.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muddaththir verse 25 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muddaththir ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 30.

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