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Surah Taubah Ayat 85 in Arabic Text

وَلَا تُعْجِبْكَ أَمْوَٰلُهُمْ وَأَوْلَـٰدُهُمْ ۚ إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ ٱللَّهُ أَن يُعَذِّبَهُم بِهَا فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا وَتَزْهَقَ أَنفُسُهُمْ وَهُمْ كَـٰفِرُونَ
Wa laa tu’jibka amwaaluhum wa awlaaduhum; innamaa yureedul laahu any yu’azzibahum bihaa fid dunyaa wa tazhaqa anfusuhum wa hum kaafiroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 85

Sahih International
And let not their wealth and their children impress you. Allah only intends to punish them through them in this world and that their souls should depart [at death] while they are disbelievers.

Yusuf Ali
Nor let their wealth nor their (following in) sons dazzle thee: Allah’s plan is to punish them with these things in this world, and that their souls may perish in their (very) denial of Allah.

Abul Ala Maududi
Let not their riches or their children excite your admiration. Through these Allah seeks to chastise them in this world, and that their lives will depart them while they are unbelievers.

Muhsin Khan
And let not their wealth or their children amaze you. Allah’s Plan is to punish them with these things in this world, and that their souls shall depart (die) while they are disbelievers.

Pickthall
Let not their wealth nor their children please thee! Allah purposeth only to punish them thereby in the world, and that their souls shall pass away while they are disbelievers.

Dr. Ghali
And do not let their riches and children make you admire them. Surely Allah only wills thereby to torment them in the present (life), and that their selves expire while they are disbelievers.

Abdel Haleem
Do not let their possessions and their children impress you: God means to punish them through these in this world, and that their souls should depart while they disbelieve.

Quran 9 Verse 85 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Taubah ayat 85, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(9:85) Let not their riches or their children excite your admiration. Through these Allah seeks to chastise them in this world, and that their lives will depart them while they are unbelievers.


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

Ibn-Kathir

85. And let not their wealth or their children amaze you. Allah only wants to punish them with these things in this world, and that their souls shall depart (die) while they are disbelievers.) We mentioned before the explanation of a similar Ayah, all the thanks and praises are due to Allah.


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