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Surah Muhammad Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ ٱتَّبَعُوا۟ ٱلْبَـٰطِلَ وَأَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱتَّبَعُوا۟ ٱلْحَقَّ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ يَضْرِبُ ٱللَّهُ لِلنَّاسِ أَمْثَـٰلَهُمْ
Zaalika bi annal lazeena kafarut taba’ul baatila wa annal lazeena aamanut taba’ul haqqa mir Rabbihim; kazaalika yadribul laahu linnaasi amsaalahum

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood, and those who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus does Allah present to the people their comparisons.

Yusuf Ali
This because those who reject Allah follow vanities, while those who believe follow the Truth from their Lord: Thus does Allah set forth for men their lessons by similitudes.

Abul Ala Maududi
That is because those who disbelieved followed falsehood whereas those who believed followed the Truth that came to them from their Lord. Thus does Allah set forth to people parables showing their true state.

Muhsin Khan
That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus does Allah set forth their parables for mankind.

Pickthall
That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood and because those who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus Allah coineth their similitudes for mankind.

Dr. Ghali
That is because the ones who have disbelieved have closely followed untruth and the ones who have believed have closely followed the Truth from their Lord. Thus Allah strikes their similitudes for mankind.

Abdel Haleem
This is because the disbelievers follow falsehood, while the believers follow the truth from their Lord. In this way God shows people their true type.

Quran 47 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Muhammad ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(47:3) That is because those who disbelieved followed falsehood whereas those who believed followed the Truth that came to them from their Lord. Thus does Allah set forth to people parables showing their true state.[7]


7. That is, He makes both the parties aware of their positions. One party insists on following falsehood; therefore, Allah has brought all its endeavors to naught. And the other party has adopted obedience of the Truth; therefore, Allah has purified it of its evils and corrected its condition.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muhammad verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muhammad ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 3.

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