Surah Muddaththir Ayat 52 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 52
Rather, every person among them desires that he would be given scriptures spread about.
Forsooth, each one of them wants to be given scrolls (of revelation) spread out!
No indeed; each one of them desires that open letters be sent to each of them.
Nay, everyone of them desires that he should be given pages spread out (coming from Allah with a writing that Islam is the right religion, and Muhammad SAW has come with the truth from Allah the Lord of the heavens and earth, etc.).
Nay, but everyone of them desireth that he should be given open pages (from Allah).
No indeed, every person of them would like scrolls spread open to be brought him.
Each one of them demands that a scripture be sent down to him and unrolled before his very eyes-
Quran 74 Verse 52 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Muddaththir ayat 52, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(74:52) No indeed; each one of them desires that open letters be sent to each of them.
38. That is, they desire that if Allah really has appointed Muhammad (peace be upon him) as His Prophet, He should send a letter to each one of the chiefs and elders of Makkah telling him that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is Allah’s Prophet; therefore he should obey and follow him. And these letters should be such as may convince them that they have been written by Allah Himself. At another place in the Quran, this saying of the disbelievers of Makkah has been cited: We will not believe in it unless we are given the like of what has been given to the Messengers of Allah. (Al- Anaam, Ayat 124). At still another place their this demand has been cited: Or you ascend the sky … and bring down to us a writing that we may read. (Surah Bani lsrail, Ayat 93).
The tafsir of Surah Muddaththir verse 52 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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