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Surah Nazi’at Ayat 22 in Arabic Text

ثُمَّ أَدْبَرَ يَسْعَىٰ
Thumma adbara yas’aa.

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 22

Sahih International
Then he turned his back, striving.

Yusuf Ali
Further, he turned his back, striving hard (against Allah).

Abul Ala Maududi
and then he turned back to have recourse to his craftiness,

Muhsin Khan
Then he turned his back, striving hard (against Allah).

Pickthall
Then turned he away in haste,

Dr. Ghali
Thereafter he withdrew in a (hasty) endeavor.

Abdel Haleem
He turned away and hastily

Quran 79 Verse 22 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nazi’at ayat 22, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(79:22) and then he turned back to have recourse to his craftiness,[10]


10. According to the details given at other places in the Quran, he summoned skilful magicians from all over Egypt and made them produce serpents out of sticks and cords in front of the assembled people so that they were convinced that Moses (peace be upon him) was not a Prophet but a magician, and that the miracle worked by him of turning a staff into a serpent, could also be worked by other magicians. But this device of his recoiled upon himself and the defeated magicians themselves admitted that what Moses (peace be upon him) had displayed was no magic but a miracle.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Naziat verse 22 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naziat ayat 15 which provides the complete commentary from verse 15 through 26.

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