Surah Ar-Ra’d Ayat 43 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 43
And those who have disbelieved say, “You are not a messenger.” Say, [O Muhammad], “Sufficient is Allah as Witness between me and you, and [the witness of] whoever has knowledge of the Scripture.”
The Unbelievers say: “No messenger art thou.” Say: “Enough for a witness between me and you is Allah, and such as have knowledge of the Book.”
The unbelievers claim that you have not been sent by Allah. Tell them: “Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you; and so also do those who know the Scriptures.”
And those who disbelieve, say: “You (O Muhammad SAW) are not a Messenger.” Say: “Sufficient for a witness between me and you is Allah and those too who have knowledge of the Scripture (such as ‘Abdullah bin Salam and other Jews and Christians who embraced Islam).”
They who disbelieve say: Thou art no messenger (of Allah). Say: Allah, and whosoever hath knowledge of the Scripture, is sufficient witness between me and you.
And the ones who have disbelieved say, “You are not an Emissary.” Say, ” Allah suffices as an EverPresent Witness between me and you, and whoever has in his presence Knowledge of the Book (is also a witness).”
They say, ‘You have not been sent.’ Say, ‘God is sufficient witness between me and you: all knowledge of the Scripture comes from Him.’
Quran 13 Verse 43 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ar-Ra’d ayat 43, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(13:43) The unbelievers claim that you have not been sent by Allah. Tell them: “Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you; and so also do those who know the Scriptures.”
62. That is, everyone who has the knowledge of the divinely revealed Books will bear witness to the fact that my teachings are the same that were imparted by the former prophets.
43. And those who disbelieved, say: “You are not a Messenger.” Say: “Sufficient as a witness between me and you is Allah and those too who have knowledge of the Scripture.”
Allah says, the disbelievers reject you and say,
(You are not a Messenger.) from Allah,
(Say: “Sufficient as a witness between me and you is Allah…”) meaning, say, `Allah is sufficient for me and He is the witness over me and you. He is witness that I (Muhammad) have conveyed the Message from Him and over you, O rejecters, to the falsehood that you invent.’ Allah said,
(and those too who have knowledge of the Scripture.) This refers to `Abdullah bin Salam, according to Mujahid. However, this opinion is not plausible, since this Ayah was revealed in Makkah and `Abdullah bin Salam embraced Islam soon after the Prophet emigrated to Al-Madinah. A more suitable explanation is that narrated by Al-`Awfi from Ibn `Abbas that this Ayah refers to Jews and Christians. Qatadah said that among them are, `Abdullah bin Salam, Salman (Al-Farisi) and Tamim Ad-Dari. The correct view is that this Ayah,
(and those too who have. ..), refers to the scholars of the People of the Scriptures who find the description of Muhammad in their Books and the good news of his advent that were conveyed to them by their Prophets. Allah said in other Ayat,
(And My mercy embraces all things. That (mercy) I shall ordain for those who have Taqwa, and give Zakah; and those who believe in Our Ayat; Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write whom they find written with them in the Tawrah and the Injil.) ﴿7:156-157﴾ and,
(It is not a sign to them that the learned scholars of the Children of Israel knew it (as true))﴿26:197﴾ There are similar Ayat that affirm that the scholars of the Children of Israel know this fact from their divinely revealed Books. This is the end of Surat Ar-Ra`d, and all praise is due to Allah and all favors are from Him.
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