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Surah Nur Ayat 51 in Arabic Text

إِنَّمَا كَانَ قَوْلَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذَا دُعُوٓا۟ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَهُمْ أَن يَقُولُوا۟ سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا ۚ وَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُفْلِحُونَ
Innamaa kaana qawlal mu’mineena izaa du’ooo ilal laahi wa Rasoolihee li yahkuma bainahum ai yaqooloo sami’naa wa ata’naa; wa ulaaa’ika humul muflihoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 51

Sahih International
The only statement of the [true] believers when they are called to Allah and His Messenger to judge between them is that they say, “We hear and we obey.” And those are the successful.

Yusuf Ali
The answer of the Believers, when summoned to Allah and His Messenger, in order that He may judge between them, is no other than this: they say, “We hear and we obey”: it is such as these that will attain felicity.

Abul Ala Maududi
As regards the Believers, when they are called towards Allah and His Messenger so that the Messenger may judge between them, they say, “We have heard and obeyed”; such are the people who attain true success,

Muhsin Khan
The only saying of the faithful believers, when they are called to Allah (His Words, the Quran) and His Messenger (SAW), to judge between them, is that they say: “We hear and we obey.” And such are the prosperous ones (who will live forever in Paradise).

Pickthall
The saying of (all true) believers when they appeal unto Allah and His messenger to judge between them is only that they say: We hear and we obey. And such are the successful.

Dr. Ghali
Surely the saying of believers when they are called to Allah and His Messenger that he (The Messenger) may judge between them is only that they say, “We hear and we obey.” And those are they (who are) the prosperers.

Abdel Haleem
When the true believers are summoned to God and His Messenger in order for him to judge between them, they say, ‘We hear and we obey.’ These are the ones who will prosper:

Quran 24 Verse 51 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nur ayat 51, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(24:51) When those that believe are called to Allah and His Messenger in order that he (that is, the Messenger) may judge their disputes among them, nothing becomes them but to say: “We hear and we obey.” Such shall attain true success.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nur verse 51 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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