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Surah Nur Ayat 28 in Arabic Text

فَإِن لَّمْ تَجِدُوا۟ فِيهَآ أَحَدًۭا فَلَا تَدْخُلُوهَا حَتَّىٰ يُؤْذَنَ لَكُمْ ۖ وَإِن قِيلَ لَكُمُ ٱرْجِعُوا۟ فَٱرْجِعُوا۟ ۖ هُوَ أَزْكَىٰ لَكُمْ ۚ وَٱللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ عَلِيمٌۭ
Fa il lam tajidoo feehaaa ahadan falaa tadkhuloohaa hattaa yu’zana lakum wa in qeela lakumurji’oo farji’oo huwa azkaa lakum; wallaahu bimaa ta’maloona ‘Aleem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 28

Sahih International
And if you do not find anyone therein, do not enter them until permission has been given you. And if it is said to you, “Go back,” then go back; it is purer for you. And Allah is Knowing of what you do.

Yusuf Ali
If ye find no one in the house, enter not until permission is given to you: if ye are asked to go back, go back: that makes for greater purity for yourselves: and Allah knows well all that ye do.

Abul Ala Maududi
Then, if you do not find anyone therein, do not enter until you have been given permission, and if you are told to go back, you should go back. This is a purer way for you; and Allah has full knowledge of what you do.

Muhsin Khan
And if you find no one therein, still, enter not until permission has been given. And if you are asked to go back, go back, for it is purer for you, and Allah is All-Knower of what you do.

Pickthall
And if ye find no-one therein, still enter not until permission hath been given. And if it be said unto you: Go away again, then go away, for it is purer for you. Allah knoweth what ye do.

Dr. Ghali
Then in case you do not find anyone therein, do not enter it until you are permitted (to do so). And in case it is said to you, “Return, ” then return. It is more cleansing for you, and Allah is Ever-Knowing of whatever you do.

Abdel Haleem
If you find no one in, do not enter unless you have been given permission to do so. If you are told, ‘Go away’, then do so- that is more proper for you. God knows well what you do.

Quran 24 Verse 28 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nur ayat 28, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(24:28) Then if you find no one in them, do not enter until you have been given permission (to enter).[26] And if you are told to go back, then do go back. This is a purer way for you.[27] Allah knows all what you do.


26. Entry into an empty house is not allowed unless permitted as such by the master of the house. One may, for instance, have told a visitor or sent him a message to wait in his room till his arrival. The mere fact that there is nobody in the house, or the call is not answered does not entitle anybody to enter without permission.

27. That is nobody should mind if entry is refused, for everybody has a right to refuse to meet another person, or offer a plea if otherwise busy. The command “Go back”, according to the jurists, means going back in the literal sense and moving away from the door. Nobody has any right to compel the other person for a meeting or to embarrass him by standing obstinately at his door.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nur verse 28 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nur ayat 27 which provides the complete commentary from verse 27 through 29.

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