Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 33 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 33
He said, “My Lord, indeed, I killed from among them someone, and I fear they will kill me.
He said: “O my Lord! I have slain a man among them, and I fear lest they slay me.
Moses said: “My Lord, I have killed one person from among them, and I fear that they will kill me.
He said: “My Lord! I have killed a man among them, and I fear that they will kill me.
He said: My Lord! Lo! I killed a man among them and I fear that they will kill me.
He said, “Lord! Surely I have killed a self among them; so I fear that they will kill me.
Moses said, ‘My Lord, I killed one of their men, and I fear that they may kill me.
Quran 28 Verse 33 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Qasas ayat 33, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(28:33) Moses said: “My Lord, I have killed one person from among them, and I fear that they will kill me.
47. It did not mean that he was hesitant to go there because of the fear, but it meant this: “Kindly make some such arrangement that I am not apprehended on the charge of murder just on arrival even before I may convey to them Your message, for in that case the very object for which I am being sent will be defeated.” The next verse makes it plain that the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him), by this submission, did not at all mean to reject the office of prophethood and refuse to go before Pharaoh because of the fear.
33. He said: “My Lord! I have killed a man among them, and I fear that they will kill me.” 34. “And my brother Harun — he is more eloquent in speech than me, so send him with me as a helper to confirm me. Verily, I fear that they will deny me.” 35. Allah said: “We will strengthen your arm through your brother, and give you both power, so they shall not be able to harm you, with Our Ayat; you two as well as those who follow you, will be the victors.”
When Allah commanded him to go to Fir`awn, the one who he had run away from and whose vengeance he feared,
( Musa said: My Lord! I have killed a man among them,) meaning, that Coptic,
(and I fear that they will kill me.) i.e., `when they see me.’
(And my brother Harun — he is more eloquent in speech than me,) Musa, peace be upon him, had a speech defect, because when he had been given the choice between a date and a pearl, he mistakenly picked up a coal and placed it on his tongue, so he found it difficult to speak clearly. Musa said:
(“And loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue. That they understand my speech. And appoint for me a helper from my family, Harun, my brother. Increase my strength with him, And let him share my task.”) (20:27-32) meaning, `give me someone to keep me company in this immense task of prophethood and conveying the Message to this arrogant, tyrannical and stubborn king. ‘ Hence Musa said:
(And my brother Harun — he is more eloquent in speech than me: so send him with me as a helper) meaning, as a support to give strength to my cause and confirm what I say and convey from Allah, because the word of two carries more weight in people’s minds than the word of one. So he said:
(Verily, I fear that they will deny me.) Muhammad bin Ishaq said: c
(as a helper to confirm me.) means, `to explain to them what I say, for he can understand me where they may not.’ When Musa asked for this, Allah said to him:
(We will strengthen your arm through your brother,) meaning, `We will add strength to your cause and give you help through your brother, who you have asked to be made a Prophet alongside you.’ This is like the Ayat;
(You are granted your request, O Musa!) (20:36)
(And We granted him his brother Harun, (also) a Prophet, out of Our mercy) (19:53). One of the Salaf said, “There is no one who has ever done a greater favor to his brother than Musa did for Harun, may peace be upon them both, for he interceded for him until Allah made him a Prophet and Messenger with him to Fir`awn and his chiefs. Allah said concerning Musa:
(he was honorable before Allah) (33:69).
(and (We will) give you both power) means, overwhelming evidence.
(so they shall not be able to harm you, with Our Ayat;) means, `they will have no way or means of harming you because you are conveying the signs of Allah.’ This is like the Ayat:
(O Messenger! Proclaim (the Message) which has been sent down to you from your Lord.) until His saying:
(Allah will protect you from mankind) (5:67).
(Those who convey the Message of Allah) until His saying:
(And sufficient is Allah as a Reckoner) (33:39). And sufficient is Allah as a Helper and Supporter. And Allah told them the consequences in this world and the next, for them and for those who followed them,
(you two as well as those who follow you will be the victors.) This is like the Ayat:
(Allah has decreed: “Verily, it is I and My Messengers who shall be the victorious.” Verily, Allah is All-Powerful, All-Mighty.) (58:21)
(Verily, We will indeed make victorious Our Messengers and those who believe in this world’s life) (40:51) to the end of the Ayah.
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