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Surah Muddaththir Ayat 48 in Arabic Text

فَمَا تَنفَعُهُمْ شَفَـٰعَةُ ٱلشَّـٰفِعِينَ
Famaa tanfa’uhum shafaa’atush shaafi’een

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 48

Sahih International
So there will not benefit them the intercession of [any] intercessors.

Yusuf Ali
Then will no intercession of (any) intercessors profit them.

Abul Ala Maududi
The intercession of the intercessors shall then be of no avail to them.

Muhsin Khan
So no intercession of intercessors will be of any use to them.

Pickthall
The mediation of no mediators will avail them then.

Dr. Ghali
So in no way will the intercession of the intercessors profit them.

Abdel Haleem
No intercessor’s plea will benefit them now.

Quran 74 Verse 48 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Muddaththir ayat 48, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(74:48) The intercession of the intercessors shall then be of no avail to them.[36]


36. That is, even if an intercessor interceded for a person who persisted in this way of life till death, he would not be forgiven. The question of intercession has been fully explained at many places in the Quran that no one can have any difficulty in knowing and understanding as to who can intercede and who cannot, when one can intercede and when one cannot, for whom one can intercede and for whom one cannot, and for whom intercession is beneficial and for whom it is not. As one of the major causes of the people’s deviation in the world is their false concept about intercession, it has been explained at such length in the Quran as to leave no room for any doubt and ambiguity. For example, see ( Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat 255); (Surah Al- Anaam, Ayat 94); (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayat 53); (Surah Younus, Ayats 3-18); (Surah Maryam, Ayat 87); (Surah TaHa, Ayat 109); (Surah Al-Anbiya, Ayat 28); (Surah Saba, Ayat 23); (Surah Az-Zumar, Ayats 43-44); (Surah Al-Momin, Ayat 18); (Surah Ad-Dukhan, Ayat 86); (Surah An-Najm, Ayat 26); (Surah An-Naba, Ayat 37-38).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muddaththir verse 48 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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