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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 48 in Arabic Text

إِنَّا قَدْ أُوحِىَ إِلَيْنَآ أَنَّ ٱلْعَذَابَ عَلَىٰ مَن كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ
Innaa qad oohiya ilainaaa annnal ‘azaaba ‘alaa man kaz zaba wa tawalla

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 48

Sahih International
Indeed, it has been revealed to us that the punishment will be upon whoever denies and turns away.’ “

Yusuf Ali
“‘Verily it has been revealed to us that the Penalty (awaits) those who reject and turn away.'”

Abul Ala Maududi
It has been revealed to us that chastisement awaits those who called the lie to the truth and turned away from it.’ “

Muhsin Khan
‘Truly, it has been revealed to us that the torment will be for him who denies [believes not in the Oneness of Allah, and in His Messengers, etc.], and turns away.'(from the truth and obedience of Allah)”

Pickthall
Lo! it hath been revealed unto us that the doom will be for him who denieth and turneth away.

Dr. Ghali
Surely it has already been revealed to us that the torment shall be for him who cries lies and turns away.”

Abdel Haleem
it has been revealed to us that punishment falls on whoever rejects the truth and turns his back on it.”’

Quran 20 Verse 48 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 48, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:48) It has been revealed to us that chastisement awaits those who called the lie to the truth and turned away from it.’ “[19]


19. A comparative study of this incident as given in the Bible and the Talmud will show that the Quran does not copy the stories from these books, but gives its own version in order to portray the Messengers in their true glory and dignity. According to the Bible, when God said to Moses (peace be upon him) that He would send him to Pharaoh, Moses (peace be upon him) replied: Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? (Exodus 3: 11). God persuaded and encouraged Moses (peace be upon him) by giving him signs but he was still reluctant and said: O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send. (Exodus 4: 13). And the Talmud goes even further than this and says that there was an argument between God and Moses (peace be upon him) for seven days that he should become a Prophet but Moses (peace be upon him) did not accept the offer. At this God was angry with him and so made his brother Aaron (peace be upon him) a partner in his Prophethood. Moreover, He deprived the descendants of Moses (peace be upon him) of the office of priesthood and bestowed it on the descendants of Aaron (peace be upon him). These two versions depict Allah to be suffering from human weaknesses and Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) from inferiority complex.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 48 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 45 which provides the complete commentary from verse 45 through 48.

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