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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 18 in Arabic Text

قَالَ هِىَ عَصَاىَ أَتَوَكَّؤُا۟ عَلَيْهَا وَأَهُشُّ بِهَا عَلَىٰ غَنَمِى وَلِىَ فِيهَا مَـَٔارِبُ أُخْرَىٰ
Qaala hiya ‘asaaya atawakka’u alaihaa wa ahushshu bihaa ‘alaa ghanamee wa liya feehaa ma aaribu ukhraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 18

Sahih International
He said, “It is my staff; I lean upon it, and I bring down leaves for my sheep and I have therein other uses.”

Yusuf Ali
He said, “It is my rod: on it I lean; with it I beat down fodder for my flocks; and in it I find other uses.”

Abul Ala Maududi
Moses answered: “This is my staff. I lean on it (when I walk), and with it I beat down leaves for my flock, and I have many other uses for it.”

Muhsin Khan
He said: “This is my stick, whereon I lean, and wherewith I beat down branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.”

Pickthall
He said: This is my staff whereon I lean, and wherewith I bear down branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.

Dr. Ghali
He said, “It is my staff. I lean upon it, and with it I beat down (leaves) for my sheep; and I (also) have other purposes for it.”

Abdel Haleem
‘It is my staff,’ he said, ‘I lean on it; restrain my sheep with it; I also have other uses for it.’

Quran 20 Verse 18 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 18, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:18) Moses answered: “This is my staff. I lean on it (when I walk), and with it I beat down leaves for my flock, and I have many other uses for it.”[12]


12. Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) deliberately prolonged his answer and did not stop at: It is my staff. This was because he naturally wanted to prolong the dialogue to make the privilege meeting last longer.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 18 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 17 which provides the complete commentary from verse 17 through 21.

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