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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 89 in Arabic Text

أَفَلَا يَرَوْنَ أَلَّا يَرْجِعُ إِلَيْهِمْ قَوْلًۭا وَلَا يَمْلِكُ لَهُمْ ضَرًّۭا وَلَا نَفْعًۭا
Afalaa yarawna allaa yarji’u ilaihim qawlanw wa laa yamliku lahum darranw wa laa naf’aa (section 4)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 89

Sahih International
Did they not see that it could not return to them any speech and that it did not possess for them any harm or benefit?

Yusuf Ali
Could they not see that it could not return them a word (for answer), and that it had no power either to harm them or to do them good?

Abul Ala Maududi
Did they not see that it did not return a word to them, and had no power either to hurt them or to cause them any benefit?

Muhsin Khan
Did they not see that it could not return them a word (for answer), and that it had no power either to harm them or to do them good?

Pickthall
See they not, then, that it returneth no saying unto them and possesseth for them neither hurt nor use?

Dr. Ghali
Do they not then see that it does not return any speech to them, neither does it possess (any power) for harm or profit to them?

Abdel Haleem
Did they not see that [the calf] gave them no answer, that it had no power to harm or benefit them?

Quran 20 Verse 89 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 89, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:89) Did they not see that it did not return a word to them, and had no power either to hurt them or to cause them any benefit?


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 89 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 83 which provides the complete commentary from verse 83 through 89.

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