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Surah Muddaththir Ayat 43 in Arabic Text

قَالُوا۟ لَمْ نَكُ مِنَ ٱلْمُصَلِّينَ
Qaaloo lam naku minal musalleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 43

Sahih International
They will say, “We were not of those who prayed,

Yusuf Ali
They will say: “We were not of those who prayed;

Abul Ala Maududi
They will answer: “We were not among those who observed Prayer,

Muhsin Khan
They will say: “We were not of those who used to offer their Salat (prayers)

Pickthall
They will answer: We were not of those who prayed

Dr. Ghali
They will say, “We were not of the ones who prayed,

Abdel Haleem
and they will answer, ‘We did not pray;

Quran 74 Verse 43 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Muddaththir ayat 43, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(74:43) They will answer: “We were not among those who observed Prayer,[33]


33. That is, we were not of those who after having believed in Allah and His Messenger and His Book, performed the foremost duty imposed by Allah, i.e. the Prayer. Here, it should be understood well that unless a person has believed he cannot offer the Prayer at all. Therefore, one’s being of those who performed the Prayer, by itself implies that one is a believer. But by attributing one’s going to Hell to his not being of those who performed their Prayer, it has been made explicit that one cannot escape Hell even after having believed if he does not perform his Prayers regularly.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muddaththir verse 43 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muddaththir ayat 38 which provides the complete commentary from verse 38 through 56.

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