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Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 39 in Arabic Text

وَٱسْتَكْبَرَ هُوَ وَجُنُودُهُۥ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ بِغَيْرِ ٱلْحَقِّ وَظَنُّوٓا۟ أَنَّهُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا يُرْجَعُونَ
Wastakbara huwa wa junooduhoo fil ardi bighairil haqqi wa zannooo annahum ilainaa laa yurja’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 39

Sahih International
And he was arrogant, he and his soldiers, in the land, without right, and they thought that they would not be returned to Us.

Yusuf Ali
And he was arrogant and insolent in the land, beyond reason,- He and his hosts: they thought that they would not have to return to Us!

Abul Ala Maududi
And he and his hosts waxed arrogant in the land without any right, believing that they will never have to return to Us!

Muhsin Khan
And he and his hosts were arrogant in the land, without right, and they thought that they would never return to Us.

Pickthall
And he and his hosts were haughty in the land without right, and deemed that they would never be brought back to Us.

Dr. Ghali
And he, always he, and his hosts waxed proud in the land, untruthfully (Literally: with other than the truth) and they surmised that they would not be returned to Us.

Abdel Haleem
Pharaoh and his armies behaved arrogantly in the land with no right- they thought they would not be brought back to Us-

Quran 28 Verse 39 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Qasas ayat 39, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(28:39) And he and his hosts waxed arrogant in the land without any right,[54] believing that they will never have to return to Us![55]


54. That is, Allah, Lord of the worlds, alone is entitled to the right to greatness, but Pharaoh and his hosts assumed greatness when they attained a little power in a small territory on the earth.

55. That is, “They thought they were answerable to none and with this assumption they started behaving absolutely independently in their day to day life.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qasas verse 39 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qasas ayat 38 which provides the complete commentary from verse 38 through 42.

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