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Surah An-Naml Ayat 43 in Arabic Text

وَصَدَّهَا مَا كَانَت تَّعْبُدُ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ ۖ إِنَّهَا كَانَتْ مِن قَوْمٍۢ كَـٰفِرِينَ
Wa saddahaa maa kaanat ta’budu min doonil laahi innahaa kaanat min qawmin kaafireen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 43

Sahih International
And that which she was worshipping other than Allah had averted her [from submission to Him]. Indeed, she was from a disbelieving people.”

Yusuf Ali
And he diverted her from the worship of others besides Allah: for she was (sprung) of a people that had no faith.

Abul Ala Maududi
What prevented her (from accepting the True Faith) was her worshipping deities other than Allah, for she belonged to an unbelieving people.

Muhsin Khan
And that which she used to worship besides Allah has prevented her (from Islam), for she was of a disbelieving people.

Pickthall
And (all) that she was wont to worship instead of Allah hindered her, for she came of disbelieving folk.

Dr. Ghali
And what she used to worship, apart from Allah, barred her (from belief); (for) surely she was of a disbelieving people.

Abdel Haleem
she was prevented by what she worshipped instead of God, for she came from a disbelieving people.’

Quran 27 Verse 43 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Naml ayat 43, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(27:43) What prevented her (from accepting the True Faith) was her worshipping deities other than Allah, for she belonged to an unbelieving people.[54]


54. This sentence has been added by Allah to clarity the queen’s position, saying that she was not obdurate and stubborn. She had been an unbeliever till then mainly because she came of an unbelieving people. As she had become accustomed to bowing down before a false deity since her childhood, it had become a hindrance for her to the right way. As soon as she came in contact with the Prophet Solomon (peace be upon him), she discerned the right way and the hindrance was removed forthwith.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Naml verse 43 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naml ayat 41 which provides the complete commentary from verse 42 through 44.

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