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Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 55 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا سَمِعُوا۟ ٱللَّغْوَ أَعْرَضُوا۟ عَنْهُ وَقَالُوا۟ لَنَآ أَعْمَـٰلُنَا وَلَكُمْ أَعْمَـٰلُكُمْ سَلَـٰمٌ عَلَيْكُمْ لَا نَبْتَغِى ٱلْجَـٰهِلِينَ
Wa izaa sami’ul laghwa a’radoo ‘anhu wa qaaloo lanaaa a’maalunaa wa lakum a’maalukum salaamun ‘alaikum laa nabtaghil jaahileen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 55

Sahih International
And when they hear ill speech, they turn away from it and say, “For us are our deeds, and for you are your deeds. Peace will be upon you; we seek not the ignorant.”

Yusuf Ali
And when they hear vain talk, they turn away therefrom and say: “To us our deeds, and to you yours; peace be to you: we seek not the ignorant.”

Abul Ala Maududi
and when they hear any vain talk, they turn away from it, saying: “We have our deeds and you have your deeds. Peace be to you. We do not desire to act like the ignorant.”

Muhsin Khan
And when they hear Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk), they withdraw from it and say: “To us our deeds, and to you your deeds. Peace be to you. We seek not the ignorant.”

Pickthall
And when they hear vanity they withdraw from it and say: Unto us our works and unto you your works. Peace be unto you! We desire not the ignorant.

Dr. Ghali
And when they hear idle talk, they veer away from it and say, “We have our deeds, and you have your deeds. Peace be upon you; we do not seek after the ignorant.”

Abdel Haleem
and turn away whenever they hear frivolous talk, saying, ‘We have our deeds and you have yours. Peace be with you! We do not seek the company of ignorant people.’

Quran 28 Verse 55 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Qasas ayat 55, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(28:55) and when they hear any vain talk,[78] they turn away from it, saying: “We have our deeds and you have your deeds. Peace be to you. We do not desire to act like the ignorant.”


78. The reference is to the “vain talk” that Abu Jahl and his men had with the Christians from Habash, as mentioned in (E.N. 72) above.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qasas verse 55 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qasas ayat 52 which provides the complete commentary from verse 52 through 55.

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