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Surah Saffat Ayat 89 in Arabic Text

فَقَالَ إِنِّى سَقِيمٌۭ
Faqaala innee saqeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 89

Sahih International
And said, “Indeed, I am [about to be] ill.”

Yusuf Ali
And he said, “I am indeed sick (at heart)!”

Abul Ala Maududi
and said: “I am sick.”

Muhsin Khan
And he said: “Verily, I am sick (with plague. He did this trick to remain in their temple of idols to destroy them and not to accompany them to the pagan’s feast).”

Pickthall
Then said: Lo! I feel sick!

Dr. Ghali
Yet he said, “Surely I am ailing.”

Abdel Haleem
He said, ‘I am sick,’

Quran 37 Verse 89 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 89, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:89) and said: “I am sick.”[49]


49. This is one of those three things concerning which it is said that the Prophet Abraham had told three lies in his life, whereas it should be ascertained before declaring it a lie, or anything contrary to fact, whether the Prophet Abraham at that time was not suffering from any illness, and therefore, he had made this excuse only as a pretense. If there is no proof, there is no reason why it should be regarded as a lie. For a detailed discussion, please refer to (E.N. 60 of Surah Al-Anbiya )and Rasail-o-Masail, vol. II, pp. 35 to 39. (A book by Abul Aala Moududi).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 89 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saffat ayat 88 which provides the complete commentary from verse 88 through 98.

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