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Surah Nur Ayat 49 in Arabic Text

وَإِن يَكُن لَّهُمُ ٱلْحَقُّ يَأْتُوٓا۟ إِلَيْهِ مُذْعِنِينَ
Wa iny-yakul lahumul haqqu yaatooo ilaihi muz’ineen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 49

Sahih International
But if the right is theirs, they come to him in prompt obedience.

Yusuf Ali
But if the right is on their side, they come to him with all submission.

Abul Ala Maududi
However, if the truth be on their side, they come towards the Messenger in all obedience.

Muhsin Khan
But if the right is with them, they come to him willingly with submission.

Pickthall
But if right had been with them they would have come unto him willingly.

Dr. Ghali
And in case they truly (have a case), (Literally: they are in the right) they will come up to it compliant.

Abdel Haleem
If they were claiming their right, they would come willingly [to the Prophet].

Quran 24 Verse 49 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nur ayat 49, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(24:49) However if the right is on their side they come to him (professing) their submissiveness.[79]


79. This verse states that a person who willingly accepts only that part of the divine law which serves his advantage, but rejects that which goes against his interests and desires, and prefers the worldly laws instead, is not a believer but a hypocrite. His profession of faith is false for he does not in fact believe in Allah and His Prophet but in his own interests and desires. With this attitude even if he believes in and follows a portion of the divine law, his belief has no value whatever in the sight of Allah.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nur verse 49 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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