Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 120 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 120
Then Satan whispered to him; he said, “O Adam, shall I direct you to the tree of eternity and possession that will not deteriorate?”
But Satan whispered evil to him: he said, “O Adam! shall I lead thee to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that never decays?”
But Satan seduced him, saying: “Adam! Shall I direct you to a tree of eternal life and an abiding kingdom?”
Then Shaitan (Satan) whispered to him, saying: “O Adam! Shall I lead you to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that will never waste away?”
But the devil whispered to him, saying: O Adam! Shall I show thee the tree of immortality and power that wasteth not away?
Then Ash-Shaytan (The Ever-Vicious, i.e., the Devil) whispered to him. He said, “O Adam, shall I indicate to you the Tree of Eternity and a Kingdom that does not decay?”
But Satan whispered to Adam, saying, ‘Adam, shall I show you the tree of immortality and power that never decays?’
Quran 20 Verse 120 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 120, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(20:120) But Satan seduced him, saying: “Adam! Shall I direct you to a tree of eternal life and an abiding kingdom?”
99. According to this verse, it was Adam whom Satan primarily wanted to seduce and not Eve. Though according to (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayat 20), he tempted both of them and both were seduced, but Satan’s efforts were mainly directed to Adam. On the contrary, according to the Bible, the serpent first tempted the woman to eat the fruit of the forbidden tree and then she seduced her husband. (Genesis, 3).
100. According to this verse, Satan tempted Adam to eat the fruit of the tree so that he might get eternal life and everlasting kingdom, and according to (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayat 20), he put an additional temptation in their way, saying that they would become angels and immortal.
The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 120 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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