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Surah Ash-Shura Ayat 34 in Arabic Text

أَوْ يُوبِقْهُنَّ بِمَا كَسَبُوا۟ وَيَعْفُ عَن كَثِيرٍۢ
Aw yoobiqhunna bimaa kasaboo wa ya’fu ‘an kaseer

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 34

Sahih International
Or He could destroy them for what they earned; but He pardons much.

Yusuf Ali
Or He can cause them to perish because of the (evil) which (the men) have earned; but much doth He forgive.

Abul Ala Maududi
He may, while forgiving much of the sins of those that ride these ships, drown them on account of some of their misdeeds.

Muhsin Khan
Or He may destroy them (by drowning) because of that which their (people) have earned. And He pardons much.

Pickthall
Or He causeth them to perish on account of that which they have earned – And He forgiveth much –

Dr. Ghali
Or He wrecks them for what they have earned; and He is Clement towards much.

Abdel Haleem
or He could cause them to be wrecked on account of what their passengers have done- God pardons much-

Quran 42 Verse 34 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shura ayat 34, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(42:34) He may, while forgiving much of the sins of those that ride these ships, drown them on account of some of their misdeeds.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Shura verse 34 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 32 which provides the complete commentary from verse 32 through 35.

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