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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 61 in Arabic Text

قَالَ لَهُم مُّوسَىٰ وَيْلَكُمْ لَا تَفْتَرُوا۟ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ كَذِبًۭا فَيُسْحِتَكُم بِعَذَابٍۢ ۖ وَقَدْ خَابَ مَنِ ٱفْتَرَىٰ
Qaala lahum Moosaa wailakum laa taftaroo ‘alal laahi kaziban fa yus hitakum bi ‘azaab, wa qad khaaba manif taraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 61

Sahih International
Moses said to the magicians summoned by Pharaoh, “Woe to you! Do not invent a lie against Allah or He will exterminate you with a punishment; and he has failed who invents [such falsehood].”

Yusuf Ali
Moses said to him: Woe to you! Forge not ye a lie against Allah, lest He destroy you (at once) utterly by chastisement: the forger must suffer frustration!”

Abul Ala Maududi
(At the time of the encounter) Moses said to them: “Woe to you! Do not invent falsehoods against Allah lest He destroy you with a scourge. Surely those who invent lies shall come to grief.”

Muhsin Khan
Musa (Moses) said to them: “Woe unto you! Invent not a lie against Allah, lest He should destroy you completely by a torment. And surely, he who invents a lie (against Allah) will fail miserably.”

Pickthall
Moses said unto them: Woe unto you! Invent not a lie against Allah, lest He extirpate you by some punishment. He who lieth faileth miserably.

Dr. Ghali
M‍ûsa said to them, “Woe to you! Do not fabricate a lie against Allah (or) then He will eradicate you with a torment; and whoever fabricates (a lie) is readily disappointed.”

Abdel Haleem
Moses said to them, ‘Beware, do not invent lies against God or He will destroy you with His punishment. Whoever invents lies will fail.’

Quran 20 Verse 61 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 61, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:61) (At the time of the encounter) Moses said to them:[33] “Woe to you! Do not invent falsehoods against Allah[34] lest He destroy you with a scourge. Surely those who invent lies shall come to grief.”


33. The adversaries whom Prophet Moses addressed were Pharaoh and his courtiers who had dubbed him as a sorcerer, and not the common people, who had yet to see the encounter between him and the magicians.

34. The inventing of lie was that they had dubbed Allah’s Messenger as a sorcerer and his miracles as a piece of sorcery.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 61 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 60 which provides the complete commentary from verse 60 through 64.

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