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Surah Nazi’at Ayat 38 in Arabic Text

وَءَاثَرَ ٱلْحَيَوٰةَ ٱلدُّنْيَا
Wa aasaral hayaatad dunyaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 38

Sahih International
And preferred the life of the world,

Yusuf Ali
And had preferred the life of this world,

Abul Ala Maududi
and preferred the life of this world,

Muhsin Khan
And preferred the life of this world (by following his evil desires and lusts),

Pickthall
And chose the life of the world,

Dr. Ghali
And preferred the present life, (Literally: lowly life, i.e., the life of this world).

Abdel Haleem
and preferred the present life

Quran 79 Verse 38 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nazi’at ayat 38, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(79:38) and preferred the life of this world,


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Naziat verse 38 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naziat ayat 34 which provides the complete commentary from verse 34 through 46.

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