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Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 26 in Arabic Text

قَالَتْ إِحْدَىٰهُمَا يَـٰٓأَبَتِ ٱسْتَـْٔجِرْهُ ۖ إِنَّ خَيْرَ مَنِ ٱسْتَـْٔجَرْتَ ٱلْقَوِىُّ ٱلْأَمِينُ
Qaalat ihdaahumaa yaaa abatis taajirhu inna khaira manistaajartal qawiyyul ameen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 26

Sahih International
One of the women said, “O my father, hire him. Indeed, the best one you can hire is the strong and the trustworthy.”

Yusuf Ali
Said one of the (damsels): “O my (dear) father! engage him on wages: truly the best of men for thee to employ is the (man) who is strong and trusty”….

Abul Ala Maududi
One of the two women said: “Father, employ this man in your service. The best whom you might employ is he who is strong and trustworthy.”

Muhsin Khan
And said one of them (the two women): “O my father! Hire him! Verily, the best of men for you to hire is the strong, the trustworthy.”

Pickthall
One of the two women said: O my father! Hire him! For the best (man) that thou canst hire in the strong, the trustworthy.

Dr. Ghali
One of the two women said, “O my father, hire him; surely the most charitable (man) you (can) hire is the one powerful (and) trustworthy.”

Abdel Haleem
One of the women said, ‘Father, hire him: a strong, trustworthy man is the best to hire.’

Quran 28 Verse 26 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Qasas ayat 26, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(28:26) One of the two women said: “Father, employ this man in your service. The best whom you might employ is he who is strong and trustworthy.”[37]


37. It is not necessary that the girl said this to her father in his very first meeting with Moses. Most probably her father made the traveler stay with him for a couple of days, and the girl counseled him thus during that time. What she meant by this counsel was: “Father, you are old, and therefore, we girls have to go out to perform outdoor duties. We have no brother either, who could take up these chores. You may, therefore, employ this man as a servant: he is strong and will be able to face all kinds of rigors, and he is also trustworthy. He helped us only due to his noble nature when he found us standing helpless, but he never raised his eyes at us.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qasas verse 26 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qasas ayat 25 which provides the complete commentary from verse 25 through 29.

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