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Surah Saba Ayat 52 in Arabic Text

وَقَالُوٓا۟ ءَامَنَّا بِهِۦ وَأَنَّىٰ لَهُمُ ٱلتَّنَاوُشُ مِن مَّكَانٍۭ بَعِيدٍۢ
Wa qaaloo aamannaa bihee wa annaa lahumut tanaawushu min makaanin ba’eed

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 52

Sahih International
And they will [then] say, “We believe in it!” But how for them will be the taking [of faith] from a place far away?

Yusuf Ali
And they will say, “We do believe (now) in the (Truth)”; but how could they receive (Faith) from a position (so far off,-

Abul Ala Maududi
They will then say: “We believe in it”; but whence can they attain it from so far-off a place?

Muhsin Khan
And they will say (in the Hereafter): “We do believe (now);” but how could they receive (Faith and the acceptance of their repentance by Allah) from a place so far off (i.e. to return to the worldly life again).

Pickthall
And say: We (now) believe therein. But how can they reach (faith) from afar off,

Dr. Ghali
And they say, “We (now) believe in it.” And however can they succeed in the effort to achieve (belief) from a place far (away)?

Abdel Haleem
they will say, ‘Now we believe in it,’ but how can they reach it from such a distant place-

Quran 34 Verse 52 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saba ayat 52, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(34:52) They will then say: “We believe in it”;[73] but whence can they attain it from so far-off a place?[74]


73. “We do believe (now) in it”: “We believe in the message presented by the Messenger in the world.”

74. That is, “They should have believed when they lived in the world; they have come a long way away from it. After having arrived in the next world how can they get a chance to repent and believe?”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Saba verse 52 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saba ayat 51 which provides the complete commentary from verse 51 through 54.

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