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Surah Nahl Ayat 46 in Arabic Text

أَوْ يَأْخُذَهُمْ فِى تَقَلُّبِهِمْ فَمَا هُم بِمُعْجِزِينَ
Aw yaakhuzahum fee taqallubihim famaa hum bi mu’jizeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 46

Sahih International
Or that He would not seize them during their [usual] activity, and they could not cause failure?

Yusuf Ali
Or that He may not call them to account in the midst of their goings to and fro, without a chance of their frustrating Him?-

Abul Ala Maududi
or that He will not suddenly seize them while they are going about to and fro and they will be unable to frustrate His design,

Muhsin Khan
Or that He may catch them in the midst of their going to and fro (in their jobs), so that there be no escape for them (from Allah’s Punishment)?

Pickthall
Or that He will not seize them in their going to and fro so that there be no escape for them?

Dr. Ghali
Or that He will not take them (away) in their moving about? Then in no way are they able to be defiant to Him.

Abdel Haleem
that it will not catch them suddenly in the midst of their comings and goings- for they cannot frustrate God-

Quran 16 Verse 46 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nahl ayat 46, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(16:46) or that He will not suddenly seize them while they are going about to and fro and they will be unable to frustrate His design,


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nahl verse 46 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nahl ayat 45 which provides the complete commentary from verse 45 through 47.

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