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Surah Nur Ayat 48 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا دُعُوٓا۟ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَهُمْ إِذَا فَرِيقٌۭ مِّنْهُم مُّعْرِضُونَ
Wa izaa du’ooo ilal laahi wa Rasoolihee li yahkuma bainahum izaa fareequm minhum mu’ridoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 48

Sahih International
And when they are called to [the words of] Allah and His Messenger to judge between them, at once a party of them turns aside [in refusal].

Yusuf Ali
When they are summoned to Allah and His messenger, in order that He may judge between them, behold some of them decline (to come).

Abul Ala Maududi
When they are called to Allah and His Messenger so that the Messenger may judge between them, a party of them turns away.

Muhsin Khan
And when they are called to Allah (i.e. His Words, the Quran) and His Messenger (SAW), to judge between them, lo! a party of them refuse (to come) and turn away.

Pickthall
And when they appeal unto Allah and His messenger to judge between them, lo! a faction of them are averse;

Dr. Ghali
And when they are called to Allah and His Messenger that he (The Messenger) may judge between them, only then are a group of them veering away (from it).

Abdel Haleem
and when they are summoned to God and His Messenger in order for him to judge between them, some of them turn away.

Quran 24 Verse 48 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nur ayat 48, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(24:48) When they are called to Allah and His Messenger that he (that is, the Messenger) may judge (the disputes) among them,[77] a faction of them turns away.[78]


77. These words clearly state that the judgment of the Prophet is the judgment of Allah and the command of the Prophet is the command of Allah. Therefore, the invitation to obey the Prophet is an invitation to obey both Allah and His Prophet. Also see (Surah An-Nisa, Ayats 59-61, and the E.Ns thereof).

78. This does not only apply to the cases which came up before the Prophet (peace be upon him) for a decision in his lifetime, but this continues valid even today. Thus, a summon from the court of a judge in an Islamic government, who judges a case in accordance with the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of Prophet (peace be upon him), is actually a summon from the court of Allah and His Prophet and the one who repudiates the judge indeed repudiates both Allah and His Prophet. This thing has been explained in a tradition related by Hasan Basri thus: Whosoever is summoned to appear before a judge from among the judges of the Muslims but fails to appear before him, he is a transgressor and forfeits his rights. (Al-Jassas, Ahkam-ul-Quran, Vol. III, p. 405). In other words, such a person not only renders himself punishable but also guilty and liable to be proceeded against.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nur verse 48 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nur ayat 47 which provides the complete commentary from verse 47 through 52.

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