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Surah Ash-Shura Ayat 42 in Arabic Text

إِنَّمَا ٱلسَّبِيلُ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ يَظْلِمُونَ ٱلنَّاسَ وَيَبْغُونَ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ بِغَيْرِ ٱلْحَقِّ ۚ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌۭ
Innamas sabeelu ‘alal lazeena yazlimoonan naasa wa yabghoona fil ardi bighairil haqq; ulaaa’ika lahum ‘azaabun aleem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 42

Sahih International
The cause is only against the ones who wrong the people and tyrannize upon the earth without right. Those will have a painful punishment.

Yusuf Ali
The blame is only against those who oppress men and wrong-doing and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a penalty grievous.

Abul Ala Maududi
Blame attaches only to those who subject people to wrong and commit excesses on earth. A painful chastisement awaits them.

Muhsin Khan
The way (of blame) is only against those who oppress men and wrongly rebel in the earth, for such there will be a painful torment.

Pickthall
The way (of blame) is only against those who oppress mankind, and wrongfully rebel in the earth. For such there is a painful doom.

Dr. Ghali
Surely the way (of blame) is only against the ones who do injustice to mankind and act inequitably in the earth untruthfully; (Literally: with other than the Truth) those will have a painful torment.

Abdel Haleem
but there is cause to act against those who oppress people and transgress in the land against all justice- they will have an agonizing torment-

Quran 42 Verse 42 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shura ayat 42, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(42:42) Blame attaches only to those who subject people to wrong and commit excesses on earth. A painful chastisement awaits them.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Shura verse 42 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 40 which provides the complete commentary from verse 40 through 43.

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