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Surah Saffat Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

فَٱلتَّـٰلِيَـٰتِ ذِكْرًا
Fattaaliyaati Zikra

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
And those who recite the message,

Yusuf Ali
And thus proclaim the Message (of Allah)!

Abul Ala Maududi
and those who recite the Exhortation;

Muhsin Khan
By those (angels) who bring the Book and the Quran from Allah to mankind [Tafsir Ibn Kathir].

Pickthall
And those who read (the Word) for a reminder,

Dr. Ghali
Then by the reciters of a Remembrance,

Abdel Haleem
and recite God’s word,

Quran 37 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:3) and those who recite the Exhortation;[1]


.1 The majority of the commentators agree that all these three groups imply the groups of the angels, and the same explanation of it has been reported from Abdullah bin Masud, Ibn Abbas, Qatadah, Masruq Said bin Jubair, Ikrimah, Mujahid, Suddi, Ibn Zaid and Rabi bin Anas. Some commentators have given other commentaries also, but this commentary is more in keeping with the context. The words “range in ranks” refer to the fact that all the angels who arc administering the affairs of the universe, are the humble servants of Allah, and are ever ready to carry out any service and implement any of His commands. This theme has been further repeated in (verse 165 )below, where the angels say with regard to themselves: “We are the ranged servants (of Allah).”

As for “drive away with strength”, some commentators think that it refers to those angels who drive the clouds and arrange the rainfall. Although this meaning is not incorrect either, the meaning which is more relevant to the following context is that among these angels there is also a group of those, who scold and curse the disobedient people and the culprits, and this scolding and cursing is not merely verbal but it rains on human beings in the form of natural disasters and calamities.

“To recite the reminder” implies that among these angels there are also those, who perform the service of admonition in order to draw the people’s attention to the truth. This, they do by bringing about natural calamities from which the heedful take heed, and by bringing down the teachings to the Prophets, and in the form of revelations with which the pious men are blessed through them.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saffat ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 5.

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