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Surah Nuh Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

أَنِ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَٱتَّقُوهُ وَأَطِيعُونِ
Ani’-budul laaha watta qoohu wa atee’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
[Saying], ‘Worship Allah, fear Him and obey me.

Yusuf Ali
“That ye should worship Allah, fear Him and obey me:

Abul Ala Maududi
that you serve Allah and fear Him, and follow me;

Muhsin Khan
“That you should worship Allah (Alone), be dutiful to Him, and obey me,

(Bidding you): Serve Allah and keep your duty unto Him and obey me,

Dr. Ghali
(Saying) Worship Allah, and be pious to Him, and obey me.

Abdel Haleem
Serve God, be mindful of Him and obey me.

Quran 71 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nuh ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(71:3) that you serve Allah and fear Him, and follow me;[2]

2. The three things which the Prophet Noah presented before his people at the outset of his mission of Prophethood were:

(1) Worship of Allah.

(2) Adoption of piety (taqwa).

(3) Obedience of the Messenger.

Worship of Allah meant that they should give up worship and service of all others and should acknowledge Allah alone as their Deity and should worship and carry out His commands alone. Taqwa (piety) meant that they should refrain from all those works which caused Allah’s anger and displeasure, and should instead adopt such attitude in their lives as the God fearing people should adopt. As for “obey me”, it meant that they should obey the commands that he gave them as Allah’s Messenger.


The tafsir of Surah Nuh verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nuh ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 4.

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