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Surah An-Naml Ayat 55 in Arabic Text

أَئِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ ٱلرِّجَالَ شَهْوَةًۭ مِّن دُونِ ٱلنِّسَآءِ ۚ بَلْ أَنتُمْ قَوْمٌۭ تَجْهَلُونَ
A’innakum lataatoonar rijaala shahwatam min doonin nisaaa’; bal antum qawmun tajhaloon (End Juz 19)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 55

Sahih International
Do you indeed approach men with desire instead of women? Rather, you are a people behaving ignorantly.”

Yusuf Ali
Would ye really approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, ye are a people (grossly) ignorant!

Abul Ala Maududi
Do you lustfully approach men instead of women? Nay, you engage in acts of sheer ignorance.”

Muhsin Khan
“Do you approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, but you are a people who behave senselessly.”

Pickthall
Must ye needs lust after men instead of women? Nay, but ye are folk who act senselessly.

Dr. Ghali
Do you (really) come up with lust to men rather than women? No indeed, you are a people who are ignorant.”

Abdel Haleem
How can you lust after men instead of women? What fools you are!’

Quran 27 Verse 55 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Naml ayat 55, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(27:55) Do you lustfully approach men instead of women? Nay, you engage in acts of sheer ignorance.”[69]


69. The word jahalat here has been used in the sense of folly and stupidity. But even if it is taken in the sense of ignorance and lack of knowledge, it will mean: “You do not know the evil consequences of your acts. You only know that you are deriving sensual pleasure, but you do not know what severe punishment awaits you for this criminal and heinous pleasure-seeking. The scourge of Allah is ready to strike you but you are engaged in a senseless, filthy game with impunity.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Naml verse 55 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naml ayat 54 which provides the complete commentary from verse 54 through 58.

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