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Surah An-Naml Ayat 81 in Arabic Text

وَمَآ أَنتَ بِهَـٰدِى ٱلْعُمْىِ عَن ضَلَـٰلَتِهِمْ ۖ إِن تُسْمِعُ إِلَّا مَن يُؤْمِنُ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَا فَهُم مُّسْلِمُونَ
Wa maaa anta bihaadil ‘umyi ‘an dalaalatihim in tusmi’u illaa mai yu’minu bi aayaatinaa fahum muslimoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 81

Sahih International
And you cannot guide the blind away from their error. You will only make hear those who believe in Our verses so they are Muslims [submitting to Allah].

Yusuf Ali
Nor canst thou be a guide to the blind, (to prevent them) from straying: only those wilt thou get to listen who believe in Our Signs, and they will bow in Islam.

Abul Ala Maududi
nor can you direct the blind to the Right Way, preventing them from falling into error. You can make only those who believe in Our verses to hear the call and then submit.

Muhsin Khan
Nor can you lead the blind out of their error, you can only make to hear those who believe in Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), and who have submitted (themselves to Allah in Islam as Muslims).

Pickthall
Nor canst thou lead the blind out of their error. Thou canst make none to hear, save those who believe Our revelations and who have surrendered.

Dr. Ghali
And in no way will you ever guide the blind out of their errancy; decidedly you will make none to hear except the ones who believe in Our signs, (and) so they become Muslims (i.e., they surrender to Allah).

Abdel Haleem
you cannot guide the blind out of their error: you cannot make anyone hear you except those who believe in Our signs and submit [to Us].

Quran 27 Verse 81 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Naml ayat 81, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(27:81) nor can you direct the blind to the Right Way,[99] preventing them from falling into error. You can make only those who believe in Our verses to hear the call and then submit.


99. That is, “It is none of your job to pull them forcibly to the right way and drag them along with you. You can only tell them by the word of mouth and by your example that this is the right way and the way they are following is the wrong way. But how can you guide the one who has closed his eyes and is not at all inclined to see anything?”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Naml verse 81 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naml ayat 76 which provides the complete commentary from verse 76 through 81.

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