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Surah Nuh Ayat 22 in Arabic Text

وَمَكَرُوا۟ مَكْرًۭا كُبَّارًۭا
Wa makaroo makran kubbaaraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 22

Sahih International
And they conspired an immense conspiracy.

Yusuf Ali
“And they have devised a tremendous Plot.

Abul Ala Maududi
They contrived a plot of great magnitude.

Muhsin Khan
“And they have plotted a mighty plot.

Pickthall
And they have plotted a mighty plot,

Dr. Ghali
And they have schemed a heinous scheming;

Abdel Haleem
who have made a grand plan,

Quran 71 Verse 22 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nuh 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

(71:22) They contrived a plot of great magnitude.[16]


16 “Mighty plot”: All those deceits, deceptions and frauds which the chiefs and religious guides were employing in an attempt to mislead the common people against the teachings of the Prophet Noah. For example, they said: Noah is no more than a mere man like yourselves. How can one believe that Allah sends down Revelations to him? (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayat 63); (Surah Houd, Ayat 27). We also see that only the meanest of us have become his followers without due thought. Had there been some weight in what he says, the elders of the people would have believed in him.(Surah Houd, Ayat 27). Had Allah willed, He would have sent down angels. (Surah Al-Mominoon, Ayat 24). Had he been sent by Allah, he would possess treasures, he would know the unseen, and he would be free from all human needs, like the angels (Surah Houd, Ayat 31). We find nothing in him that might give him superiority over us. (Surah Houd, Ayat 27). He merely intends to obtain superiority over you. (Surah Al-Mominoon, Ayat 24). Obviously, this man is possessed. (Surah Al-Mominoon, Ayat 25). Similar were the things that the Quraish chiefs said to mislead the people against the Prophet (peace be upon him).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nuh verse 22 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nuh ayat 21 which provides the complete commentary from verse 21 through 24.

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