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Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 11 in Arabic Text

وَقَالَتْ لِأُخْتِهِۦ قُصِّيهِ ۖ فَبَصُرَتْ بِهِۦ عَن جُنُبٍۢ وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ
Wa qaalat li ukhtihee qusseehi fabasurat bihee ‘an junubinw wahum laa yash’uroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 11

Sahih International
And she said to his sister, “Follow him”; so she watched him from a distance while they perceived not.

Yusuf Ali
And she said to the sister of (Moses), “Follow him” so she (the sister) watched him in the character of a stranger. And they knew not.

Abul Ala Maududi
She told the sister of Moses: “Follow him.” So she kept watch over him unperceived (by the enemies).

Muhsin Khan
And she said to his [Musa’s (Moses)] sister: “Follow him.” So she (his sister) watched him from a far place secretly, while they perceived not.

Pickthall
And she said unto his sister: Trace him. So she observed him from afar, and they perceived not.

Dr. Ghali
And she said to his sister, “Trail him, ” and so she beheld him from afar, and they were not aware.

Abdel Haleem
and she said to his sister, ‘Follow him.’ So she watched him from a distance, without them knowing.

Quran 28 Verse 11 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Qasas ayat 11, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(28:11) She told the sister of Moses: “Follow him.” So she kept watch over him unperceived (by the enemies).[13]


13. That is, the girl walked along and watched the floating basket in such a manner that the enemies could not know that she had anything to do with the child in it. According to the Israelite traditions, this sister of the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) was 10 to 12 years old. She followed up her brother intelligently and cleverly and ascertained that he had been picked up by the Pharaoh’s household.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qasas verse 11 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qasas ayat 10 which provides the complete commentary from verse 10 through 13.

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