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Surah Sad Ayat 42 in Arabic Text

ٱرْكُضْ بِرِجْلِكَ ۖ هَـٰذَا مُغْتَسَلٌۢ بَارِدٌۭ وَشَرَابٌۭ
Urkud bi rijlika haaza mughtasalun baaridunw wa sharaab

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 42

Sahih International
[So he was told], “Strike [the ground] with your foot; this is a [spring for] a cool bath and drink.”

Yusuf Ali
(The command was given:) “Strike with thy foot: here is (water) wherein to wash, cool and refreshing, and (water) to drink.”

Abul Ala Maududi
(We commanded him): “Stamp your foot on earth, and here is cool water to wash with and to drink.”

Muhsin Khan
(Allah said to him): “Strike the ground with your foot: This is a spring of water to wash in, cool and a (refreshing) drink.”

Pickthall
(And it was said unto him): Strike the ground with thy foot. This (spring) is a cool bath and a refreshing drink.

Dr. Ghali
“Scamper with your leg. This is a washing-place, cool and a drink.”

Abdel Haleem
‘Stamp your foot! Here is cool water for you to wash in and drink,’

Quran 38 Verse 42 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 42, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:42) (We commanded him): “Stamp your foot on earth, and here is cool water to wash with and to drink.”[43]


43. That is, as soon as he stamped his foot on the ground, a spring gushed forth by Allah’s command, drinking from which and washing with which was the remedy of the Prophet Job’s (peace be upon him) disease. Most probably he was suffering from some skin disease. According to the Bible also: Satan smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. (Job, 2: 7).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 42 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Sad ayat 41 which provides the complete commentary from verse 41 through 44.

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