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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 12 in Arabic Text

إِنِّىٓ أَنَا۠ رَبُّكَ فَٱخْلَعْ نَعْلَيْكَ ۖ إِنَّكَ بِٱلْوَادِ ٱلْمُقَدَّسِ طُوًۭى
Inneee Ana Rabbuka fakhla’ na’laika innaka bilwaadil muqaddasi Tuwaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 12

Sahih International
Indeed, I am your Lord, so remove your sandals. Indeed, you are in the sacred valley of Tuwa.

Yusuf Ali
“Verily I am thy Lord! therefore (in My presence) put off thy shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwa.

Abul Ala Maududi
Verily I am your Lord! Take off your shoes. You are in the sacred valley, Tuwa!

Muhsin Khan
“Verily! I am your Lord! So take off your shoes, you are in the sacred valley, Tuwa.

Pickthall
Lo! I, even I, am thy Lord, So take off thy shoes, for lo! thou art in the holy valley of Tuwa.

Dr. Ghali
Surely I, Ever I, am your Lord. So take off your shoes, surely you are in the holy valley, Tuwa.

Abdel Haleem
I am your Lord. Take off your shoes: you are in the sacred valley of Tuwa.

Quran 20 Verse 12 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 12, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:12) Verily I am your Lord! Take off your shoes.[7] You are in the sacred valley, Tuwa![8]


7. Probably, it is because of this that the Jews do not say their prayers with their shoes on. The Prophet (peace be upon him), however, removed this misunderstanding, saying: Act in contrast to the practice of the Jews who do not say their prayers with their shoes or leather socks on. (Abu Daud). It does not, however, mean that one must say his prayers with the shoes on, but it is merely to make it lawful to say prayers with shoes on. This is confirmed by another tradition, related by Abu Daud from Amar bin Aas, that he had seen the Prophet (peace be upon him) saying his prayer both with and without the shoes. There are other traditions also to this effect but it should also be kept in mind that there were no carpets, mats, etc. in the mosques in those days, not even in the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) Mosque. Therefore it would be improper to go with shoes on into the mosques of today which have carpets, mats, etc. However, one may say his prayer on grassy plots or open ground with shoes on.

8. In general, the commentators are of the opinion that Tuwa was the name of the valley, but according to some, it is the valley that had been made sacred for the time being.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 12 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 16.

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