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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 116 in Arabic Text

وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَـٰٓئِكَةِ ٱسْجُدُوا۟ لِـَٔادَمَ فَسَجَدُوٓا۟ إِلَّآ إِبْلِيسَ أَبَىٰ
Wa iz qulnaa lilma laaa’ikatis judoo li Aadama fasajadooo illaaa Ibleesa; abaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 116

Sahih International
And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, except Iblees; he refused.

Yusuf Ali
When We said to the angels, “Prostrate yourselves to Adam”, they prostrated themselves, but not Iblis: he refused.

Abul Ala Maududi
Recall when We said to the angels: “Prostrate yourselves before Adam”; all prostrated themselves save Iblis. He refused.

Muhsin Khan
And (remember) when We said to the angels: “Prostrate yourselves to Adam.” They prostrated (all) except Iblis (Satan), who refused.

Pickthall
And when We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, they fell prostrate (all) save Iblis; he refused.

Dr. Ghali
And as We said to the Angels, “Prostrate yourselves to Adam.” So they prostrated themselves, except Iblîs; he refused.

Abdel Haleem
When We said to the angels, ‘Bow down before Adam,’ they did. But Iblis refused,

Quran 20 Verse 116 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 116, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:116) Recall when We said to the angels: “Prostrate yourselves before Adam”; all prostrated themselves save Iblis. He refused.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 116 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 115 which provides the complete commentary from verse 115 through 122.

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