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Surah Ar-Rum Ayat 29 in Arabic Text

بَلِ ٱتَّبَعَ ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوٓا۟ أَهْوَآءَهُم بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍۢ ۖ فَمَن يَهْدِى مَنْ أَضَلَّ ٱللَّهُ ۖ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن نَّـٰصِرِينَ
Balit taba’al lazeena zalamooo ahwaaa’ahum bighairi ‘ilmin famai yahdee man adallal laahu wa maa lahum min naasireen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 29

Sahih International
But those who wrong follow their [own] desires without knowledge. Then who can guide one whom Allah has sent astray? And for them there are no helpers.

Yusuf Ali
Nay, the wrong-doers (merely) follow their own lusts, being devoid of knowledge. But who will guide those whom Allah leaves astray? To them there will be no helpers.

Abul Ala Maududi
But the wrong-doers follow their desires without any knowledge. Who, then, can show the way to him whom Allah lets go astray? Such shall have no helpers.

Muhsin Khan
Nay, but those who do wrong follow their own lusts without knowledge, Then who will guide him whom Allah has sent astray? And for such there will be no helpers.

Pickthall
Nay, but those who do wrong follow their own lusts without knowledge. Who is able to guide him whom Allah hath sent astray? For such there are no helpers.

Dr. Ghali
No indeed, (but) the ones who do injustice closely follow their (own) prejudices without knowledge. So who will guide the ones whom Allah has led into error? And in no way will they have any vindicators.

Abdel Haleem
And still the idolaters follow their own desires without any knowledge. Who can guide those God leaves to stray, who have no one to help them?

Quran 30 Verse 29 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ar-Rum ayat 29, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(30:29) But the wrong-doers follow their desires without any knowledge. Who, then, can show the way to him whom Allah lets go astray?[41] Such shall have no helpers.


41. That is, when a person neither thinks on the right way by himself, nor is prepared to listen to a well-wisher, his intellect comes under the curse of Allah. After this everything that can help reasonable person to reach the truth, only helps this stubborn and ignorant person to be involved more and more deeply in further deviation and error. This is what has been conveyed in the word “sending astray”. When a truth-loving person invokes Allah for the grace of guidance, Allah creates for him maximum means of the guidance according to the sincerity of his invocation. And when a strayed person insists on his deviation, Allah creates for him the means which mislead him further and further away from the truth.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ar-Rum verse 29 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Rum ayat 28 which provides the complete commentary from verse 28 through 29.

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