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Surah Saffat Ayat 23 in Arabic Text

مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ فَٱهْدُوهُمْ إِلَىٰ صِرَٰطِ ٱلْجَحِيمِ
Min doonil laahi fahdoohum ilaa siraatil Jaheem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 23

Sahih International
Other than Allah, and guide them to the path of Hellfire

Yusuf Ali
“Besides Allah, and lead them to the Way to the (Fierce) Fire!

Abul Ala Maududi
apart from Allah, and direct them to the path of Hell,

Muhsin Khan
“Instead of Allah, and lead them on to the way of flaming Fire (Hell);

Pickthall
Instead of Allah, and lead them to the path to hell;

Dr. Ghali
Apart from Allah, and so guide them to the path of Hell-Fire.

Abdel Haleem
beside God, lead them all to the path of Hell,

Quran 37 Verse 23 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 23, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:23) apart from Allah,[16] and direct them to the path of Hell,


16. “gods” here implies two kinds of the gods.

(1) Those men and satans who themselves desired that the people should worship them instead of Allah.

(2) Those idols and trees and stones, etc., which have actually been worshiped in the world.

The first kind of the gods will be included among the culprits themselves and will be led to Hell for punishment. The other kind of them will be thrown into Hell along with their worshipers so that they constantly feel ashamed of and continue to regret their follies. Besides, there is also a third kind of the gods, who have been worshiped in the world, but without their own consent and knowledge. They rather forbade the people to worship anyone but Allah, e.g. the angels, prophets and saints. Obviously, this kind of the gods will not be included among the gods who will be driven to Hell along with their worshipers.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 23 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saffat ayat 20 which provides the complete commentary from verse 20 through 26.

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