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Surah Muddaththir Ayat 6 in Arabic Text

وَلَا تَمْنُن تَسْتَكْثِرُ
Wa laa tamnun tastaksir

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 6

Sahih International
And do not confer favor to acquire more

Yusuf Ali
Nor expect, in giving, any increase (for thyself)!

Abul Ala Maududi
and bestow not favour in order to seek from others a greater return,

Muhsin Khan
And give not a thing in order to have more (or consider not your deeds of Allah’s obedience as a favour to Allah).

Pickthall
And show not favour, seeking wordly gain!

Dr. Ghali
And be not bountiful, (hoping) to gain more,

Abdel Haleem
do not be overwhelmed and weaken;

Quran 74 Verse 6 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Muddaththir ayat 6, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(74:6) and bestow not favour in order to seek from others a greater return,[6]


6. The words wala tamnun tastakthir in the original are so vast in meaning that no one sentence can convey their full sense in translation.

Their one meaning is: Whomever you favor, you should favor him without any selfish motive. Your bestowal of an endowment and donation, your generosity and good treatment should be only for the sake of Allah: there should be no trace in it of the desire that you should receive any worldly gains in return for the favor done. In other words, do good to others for the sake of Allah, not for seeking any benefits.

The second meaning is: Although the mission of Prophethood that you are performing is a great favor in itself, for the people are obtaining true guidance because of it, do not remind the people of this favor, nor try to obtain any personal benefits from it.

The third meaning is: Although you are performing a great service, you should never gloat over it, nor should ever have the idea that by performing your prophetic duties, at the risk of life, you are doing any favor to your Lord.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muddaththir verse 6 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muddaththir ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 10.

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