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Surah Mursalat Ayat 48 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمُ ٱرْكَعُوا۟ لَا يَرْكَعُونَ
Wa izaa qeela lahumur ka’oo laa yarka’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 48

Sahih International
And when it is said to them, “Bow [in prayer],” they do not bow.

Yusuf Ali
And when it is said to them, “Prostrate yourselves!” they do not so.

Abul Ala Maududi
When it is said to them: “Bow down (before Allah),” they do not bow down.

Muhsin Khan
And when it is said to them: “Bow down yourself (in prayer)!” They bow not down (offer not their prayers).

Pickthall
When it is said unto them: Bow down, they bow not down!

Dr. Ghali
And when it is said to them, “Bow down!” They do not bow down.

Abdel Haleem
When they are told, ‘Bow down in prayer,’ they do not do so.

Quran verse 48 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mursalat 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

(77:48) When it is said to them: “Bow down (before Allah),” they do not bow down.[26]


26. Bowing before Allah: does not only imply worshipping Him but also means believing in the Messenger (peace be upon him) sent by Allah and in the Book revealed by Him and following and obeying His commands.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Mursalat verse 48 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Mursalat ayat 41 which provides the complete commentary from verse 41 through 50.

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