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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

فَأَلْقَىٰهَا فَإِذَا هِىَ حَيَّةٌۭ تَسْعَىٰ
Fa-alqaahaa fa -izaa hiya haiyatun tas’aa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
So he threw it down, and thereupon it was a snake, moving swiftly.

Yusuf Ali
He threw it, and behold! It was a snake, active in motion.

Abul Ala Maududi
So he threw it down, and lo! it was a rapidly moving snake.

Muhsin Khan
He cast it down, and behold! It was a snake, moving quickly.

Pickthall
So he cast it down, and lo! it was a serpent, gliding.

Dr. Ghali
So he cast it down, then, only then was it a living snake, gliding along.

Abdel Haleem
He threw it down and- lo and behold!- it became a fast-moving snake.

Quran 20 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 20, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:20) So he threw it down, and lo! it was a rapidly moving snake.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 20 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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