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Surah Saffat Ayat 98 in Arabic Text

فَأَرَادُوا۟ بِهِۦ كَيْدًۭا فَجَعَلْنَـٰهُمُ ٱلْأَسْفَلِينَ
Fa araadoo bihee kaidan faja ‘alnaahumul asfaleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 98

Sahih International
And they intended for him a plan, but We made them the most debased.

Yusuf Ali
(This failing), they then sought a stratagem against him, but We made them the ones most humiliated!

Abul Ala Maududi
They had contrived an evil plan against him, but We abased them all.

Muhsin Khan
So they plotted a plot against him, but We made them the lowest.

Pickthall
And they designed a snare for him, but We made them the undermost.

Dr. Ghali
So they were willing to devise a plot against him; yet We made them the basest.

Abdel Haleem
They wanted to harm him, but We humiliated them.

Quran 37 Verse 98 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 98, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:98) They had contrived an evil plan against him, but We abased them all.[53]


53. The words in( Surah Al-Anbiya, Ayat 69) are to the effect, We commanded: O fire, be cool and become safe for Abraham. And in( Surah Al-Ankbut, Ayat 24), it has been said: Then Allah saved him from the fire. This proves that those people had actually thrown the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) into the fire, and then Allah had rescued him from it safe and sound. The words of the verse, “So they intended against him a plot, then We made them the lowest” cannot be taken to mean that they had only intended to throw the Prophet Abraham into the fire but could not carry their plan into effect; but when these words are read with the verses cited above, the meaning becomes plain that they had wanted to kill him by casting him into the fire but could not do so, and the Prophet Abraham’s miraculous escape proved his superiority and the polytheists were humbled by Allah. The real object of relating this incident is to warn the people of the Quraish to this effect: The way that you have adopted is not the way of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), whose descendants you claim yourselves to be, but his way is the one being presented by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Now, if you plot against him in order to defeat him and frustrate his mission, as the people of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) had done against him, you alone will be defeated in the end, because you cannot defeat Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 98 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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