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Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

نَتْلُوا۟ عَلَيْكَ مِن نَّبَإِ مُوسَىٰ وَفِرْعَوْنَ بِٱلْحَقِّ لِقَوْمٍۢ يُؤْمِنُونَ
Natloo ‘alaika min naba-i Moosaa wa Fir’awna bilhaqqi liqawminy yu’miinoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
We recite to you from the news of Moses and Pharaoh in truth for a people who believe.

Yusuf Ali
We rehearse to thee some of the story of Moses and Pharaoh in Truth, for people who believe.

Abul Ala Maududi
We recount to you with truth some parts of the story of Moses and Pharaoh for the benefit of those who believe.

Muhsin Khan
We recite to you some of the news of Musa (Moses) and Fir’aun (Pharaoh) in truth, for a people who believe (those who believe in this Quran, and in the Oneness of Allah).

Pickthall
We narrate unto thee (somewhat) of the story of Moses and Pharaoh with truth, for folk who believe.

Dr. Ghali
We recite to you (something) of the tiding of Mû‍sa (Moses) and Firaawn (Pharaoh) with the Truth, for a people who believe.

Abdel Haleem
We recount to you [Prophet] part of the story of Moses and Pharaoh, setting out the truth for people who believe.

Quran 28 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Qasas ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(28:3) We recount to you with truth some parts of the story of Moses and Pharaoh[1] for the benefit of those who believe.[2]


1. For comparison, see (Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayats 47-59); (Surah Al-Aaraf: Ayats 100-141); (Surah Yunus: Ayats 75-92); (Surah Hud: Ayats 96-109); (Surah Bani Israil: Ayats 101- 111); (Surah Maryam: Ayats 51-53); (Surah Ta-Ha: Ayats 1- 89); (Surah Al-Muminun: Ayats 45-49); (Surah Ash-Shuara: Ayats 10-68); (Surah An-Naml: Ayats 7-14); (Surah Al- Ankabut: Ayats 39-40); (Surah Al-Mumin: Ayats 23-50); (Surah Az-Zukhruf: Ayats 46-56); (Surah Ad-Dukhan: Ayats 17-33); (Surah Adh-Dhariyat: Ayats 38-40); (Surah An- Naziyat: Ayats 15-26).

2. That is, “For the benefit of those who are not obstinate and stubborn, for it would be useless to address those who are not at all inclined to listen to you.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qasas verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qasas ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 6.

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