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Surah Saffat Ayat 85 in Arabic Text

إِذْ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ وَقَوْمِهِۦ مَاذَا تَعْبُدُونَ
Iz qaala li abeehi wa qawmihee maazaa ta’budoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 85

Sahih International
[And] when he said to his father and his people, “What do you worship?

Yusuf Ali
Behold! he said to his father and to his people, “What is that which ye worship?

Abul Ala Maududi
and said to his father and his people: “Whom do you worship?

Muhsin Khan
When he said to his father and to his people: “What is it that which you worship?

Pickthall
When he said unto his father and his folk: What is it that ye worship?

Dr. Ghali
As he said to his father and his people, “What is it that you worship?

Abdel Haleem
He said to his father and his people, ‘What are you worshipping?

Quran 37 Verse 85 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 85, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:85) and said to his father and his people:[45] “Whom do you worship?


45. For further details of this story of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), see (Surah Al-Anaam,Ayats 72-90); (Surah Maryam, Ayats 41-60); (Surah Al-Anbiya, Ayats 51-75); (Surah Ash-Shuara, Ayats 69-89); (Surah Al- Ankabut, Ayats 16-17) and the E.Ns thereof.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 85 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saffat ayat 83 which provides the complete commentary from verse 83 through 87.

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