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Surah Sad Ayat 7 in Arabic Text

مَا سَمِعْنَا بِهَـٰذَا فِى ٱلْمِلَّةِ ٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ إِنْ هَـٰذَآ إِلَّا ٱخْتِلَـٰقٌ
Maa sami’naa bihaazaa fil millatil aakhirati in haazaaa illakh tilaaq

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 7

Sahih International
We have not heard of this in the latest religion. This is not but a fabrication.

Yusuf Ali
“We never heard (the like) of this among the people of these latter days: this is nothing but a made-up tale!”

Abul Ala Maududi
We have not heard this in the religious community close to our time. This is nothing but a fabrication.

Muhsin Khan
“We have not heard (the like) of this among the people of these later days. This is nothing but an invention!

Pickthall
We have not heard of this in later religion. This is naught but an invention.

Dr. Ghali
In no way did we hear of this in the last creed; decidedly this is nothing except a made-up device.

Abdel Haleem
We did not hear any such claim in the last religion: it is all an invention.

Quran 38 Verse 7 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 7, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:7) We have not heard this in the religious community close to our time.[9] This is nothing but a fabrication.


9. That is, there have been our own elderly people in the recent past. There are Christians and Jews also living in our land and in the adjoining lands; and there are the Zoroastrians abounding in Iran and Iraq and eastern Arabia. None of them has ever preached that man should only believe in One Allah, Lord of the worlds, and in none else beside Him. No one can remain content with One God only. Everyone believes in the beloved ones of Allah also. They are All paying obeisance to them, making offerings at their shrines and praying for fulfillment of their needs and requirements. From one place people get children and from another provisions of life, and from yet another whatever they pray for. The whole world believes in their powers and capabilities, and those who have benefited from them tell how the needs of the people are being met and their difficulties being removed through their help and grace. Now this man is telling us a queer thing which we had never heard before. He says that none of these holy men has any share in Godhead and that Godhead wholly belongs only to Allah.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 7 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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