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Surah Sad Ayat 6 in Arabic Text

وَٱنطَلَقَ ٱلْمَلَأُ مِنْهُمْ أَنِ ٱمْشُوا۟ وَٱصْبِرُوا۟ عَلَىٰٓ ءَالِهَتِكُمْ ۖ إِنَّ هَـٰذَا لَشَىْءٌۭ يُرَادُ
Wantalaqal mala-u minhum anim shoo wasbiroo ‘alaaa aalihatikum innna haazaa lashai ‘uny yuraad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 6

Sahih International
And the eminent among them went forth, [saying], “Continue, and be patient over [the defense of] your gods. Indeed, this is a thing intended.

Yusuf Ali
And the leader among them go away (impatiently), (saying), “Walk ye away, and remain constant to your gods! For this is truly a thing designed (against you)!

Abul Ala Maududi
And the elders among them went forth saying: “Go ahead and be steadfast in adhering to your deities. What is being said is with a design.”

Muhsin Khan
And the leaders among them went about (saying): “Go on, and remain constant to your aliha (gods)! Verily, This is a thing designed (against you)!

Pickthall
The chiefs among them go about, exhorting: Go and be staunch to your gods! Lo! this is a thing designed.

Dr. Ghali
And the chiefs among them went off, (saying), “Go on! (Or: March on!) And endure (patiently) with your gods; surely this indeed is a thing willfully (designed).

Abdel Haleem
Their leaders depart, saying, ‘Walk away! Stay faithful to your gods! That is what you must do.

Quran 38 Verse 6 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 6, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:6) And the elders among them went forth[6] saying: “Go ahead and be steadfast in adhering to your deities.[7] What is being said is with a design.”[8]


6. The allusion is to the chiefs who got up and left Abu Talib when they had heard what the Prophet (peace be upon him) said.

7. “This thing”: the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) asking them to affirm faith in La-ilaha ill-Allah so as to overpower both Arabia and the adjoining lands.

8. What they meant to say was this: Muhammad has some vested interests. He is extending this invitation to us in order to subjugate us and rule us as his subjects.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 6 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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