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Surah Mutaffifin Ayat 13 in Arabic Text

إِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِ ءَايَـٰتُنَا قَالَ أَسَـٰطِيرُ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ
Izaa tutlaa’alaihi aayaatunaa qaala asaateerul awwaleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 13

Sahih International
When Our verses are recited to him, he says, “Legends of the former peoples.”

Yusuf Ali
When Our Signs are rehearsed to him, he says, “Tales of the ancients!”

Abul Ala Maududi
who, when Our verses are recited to him, says: “Mere tales of olden times!”

Muhsin Khan
When Our Verses (of the Quran) are recited to him he says: “Tales of the ancients!”

Pickthall
Who, when thou readest unto him Our revelations, saith: (Mere) fables of the men of old.

Dr. Ghali
When Our ayat (Verses, signs) are recited to him, he says, “Myths of the earliest (people)!”

Abdel Haleem
when Our revelations are recited to him, he says, ‘Ancient fables!’

Quran 83 Verse 13 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mutaffifin ayat 13, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(83:13) who, when Our verses are recited to him,[6] says: “Mere tales of olden times!”


6. Our verses: Those verses in which news of the Day of Recompense has been given.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Mutaffifin verse 13 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Mutaffifin ayat 7 which provides the complete commentary from verse 7 through 17.

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