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Surah Sad Ayat 10 in Arabic Text

أَمْ لَهُم مُّلْكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا ۖ فَلْيَرْتَقُوا۟ فِى ٱلْأَسْبَـٰبِ
Am lahum mulkus samaawaati wal ardi wa maa bainahumaa falyartaqoo fil asbaab

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 10

Sahih International
Or is theirs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and what is between them? Then let them ascend through [any] ways of access.

Yusuf Ali
Or have they the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all between? If so, let them mount up with the ropes and means (to reach that end)!

Abul Ala Maududi
Or do they possess the dominion of the heavens and the earth and of all that is in between them? If so, let them ascend the heights of the realm of causation and see!

Muhsin Khan
Or is it that the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them is theirs? If so, let them ascend up with means (to the heavens)!

Pickthall
Or is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them theirs? Then let them ascend by ropes!

Dr. Ghali
Or even does the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them belong to them? Then let them ascend the means!

Abdel Haleem
Do they control the heavens and earth and everything between? Let them climb their ropes:

Quran 38 Verse 10 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 10, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:10) Or do they possess the dominion of the heavens and the earth and of all that is in between them? If so, let them ascend the heights of the realm of causation and see![11]


11. This is an answer to this saying of the disbelievers: Was he the only (fit) person among us to whom Allah’s admonition should have been sent down? Allah says: It is for Us to decide whom We should choose and appoint as a Prophet and whom We should not. These people do not possess any power and authority to exercise choice in this regard. If they wish to attain such an authority, they should try to reach the divine Throne in order to obtain control over the office of sovereignty of the Universe, so that revelation should come down on him whom they regard as deserving their mercy and not on him whom We regard as fit for it. This theme has occurred at several places in the Quran, because the unbelieving Quraish again and again said: How did Muhammad (peace be upon him) become a Prophet? Did Allah find no better man among the principal leaders of the Quraish worthy of this office? (See (Surah Bani-Israil, Ayat 100); (Surah Az-Zukhruf, Ayats 31-32).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 10 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Sad ayat 4 which provides the complete commentary from verse 4 through 11.

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