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Surah Ash-Shura Ayat 31 in Arabic Text

وَمَآ أَنتُم بِمُعْجِزِينَ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ ۖ وَمَا لَكُم مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مِن وَلِىٍّۢ وَلَا نَصِيرٍۢ
Wa maaa antum bimu’jizeena fil ardi wa maa lakum min doonil laahi minw wa liyyinw wa laa naseer

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 31

Sahih International
And you will not cause failure [to Allah] upon the earth. And you have not besides Allah any protector or helper.

Yusuf Ali
Nor can ye frustrate (aught), (fleeing) through the earth; nor have ye, besides Allah, any one to protect or to help.

Abul Ala Maududi
You cannot frustrate Him in the earth; you have no protector nor helper against Allah.

Muhsin Khan
And you cannot escape from Allah (i.e. His Punishment) in the earth, and besides Allah you have neither any Wali (guardian or a protector) nor any helper.

Pickthall
Ye cannot escape in the earth, for beside Allah ye have no protecting friend nor any helper.

Dr. Ghali
And in no way can you even be defiant in the earth; and, apart from Allah, in no way do you have any constant patron or any ready vindicator.

Abdel Haleem
you cannot escape Him anywhere on earth: you have no protector or helper other than God.

Quran 42 Verse 31 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shura ayat 31, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(42:31) You cannot frustrate Him in the earth; you have no protector nor helper against Allah.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Shura verse 31 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 29 which provides the complete commentary from verse 29 through 31.

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