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Surah An-Naml Ayat 13 in Arabic Text

فَلَمَّا جَآءَتْهُمْ ءَايَـٰتُنَا مُبْصِرَةًۭ قَالُوا۟ هَـٰذَا سِحْرٌۭ مُّبِينٌۭ
Falammaa jaaa’at hum Aayaatunaa mubsiratan qaaloo haazaa sihrum mubeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 13

Sahih International
But when there came to them Our visible signs, they said, “This is obvious magic.”

Yusuf Ali
But when Our Signs came to them, that should have opened their eyes, they said: “This is sorcery manifest!”

Abul Ala Maududi
But when Our Clear Signs came to them, they said: “This is plain magic.”

Muhsin Khan
But when Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) came to them, clear to see, they said: “This is a manifest magic.”

Pickthall
But when Our tokens came unto them, plain to see, they said: This is mere magic,

Dr. Ghali
Then as soon as Our signs came to them, a beholding, (i.e., as a proof from Allah) they said, “This is evident sorcery.”

Abdel Haleem
But when Our enlightening signs came to them, they said, ‘This is clearly [just] sorcery!’

Quran 27 Verse 13 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Naml 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

(27:13) But when Our Clear Signs came to them, they said: “This is plain magic.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Naml verse 13 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naml ayat 7 which provides the complete commentary from verse 7 through 14.

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