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Surah Saba Ayat 41 in Arabic Text

قَالُوا۟ سُبْحَـٰنَكَ أَنتَ وَلِيُّنَا مِن دُونِهِم ۖ بَلْ كَانُوا۟ يَعْبُدُونَ ٱلْجِنَّ ۖ أَكْثَرُهُم بِهِم مُّؤْمِنُونَ
Qaaloo Subhaanaka Anta waliyyunaa min doonihim bal kaanoo ya’budoonal jinna aksaruhum bihim mu’minoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 41

Sahih International
They will say, “Exalted are You! You, [O Allah], are our benefactor not them. Rather, they used to worship the jinn; most of them were believers in them.”

Yusuf Ali
They will say, “Glory to Thee! our (tie) is with Thee – as Protector – not with them. Nay, but they worshipped the Jinns: most of them believed in them.”

Abul Ala Maududi
They will reply: “Glory to You! You are our Protector, not they. Nay, they rather used to worship the jinn. Most of them believe in them.”

Muhsin Khan
They (angels) will say: “Glorified be You! You are our Wali (Lord) instead of them. Nay, but they used to worship the jinns; most of them were believers in them.”

Pickthall
They will say: Be Thou Glorified. Thou (alone) art our Guardian, not them! Nay, but they worshipped the jinn; most of them were believers in them.

Dr. Ghali
They will say, All Extolment be to You! You are our Ever-Patronizing Patron, apart from them. No indeed, (but) they were worshiping the jinn; most of them were believers in them.

Abdel Haleem
They will reply, ‘May You be exalted! You are our supporter against them! Really, they worshipped the jinn- most of them believed in them.’

Quran 34 Verse 41 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saba ayat 41, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(34:41) They will reply: “Glory to You! You are our Protector, not they.[62] Nay, they rather used to worship the jinn. Most of them believe in them.”


62. That is, they will answer: You are Pure and Exalted far above that another should be made a partner in Godhead with you. We have no connection with these people. We are not responsible for them nor for what they did. We are Your servants only.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Saba verse 41 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saba ayat 40 which provides the complete commentary from verse 40 through 42.

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