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Surah Tur Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

فِى رَقٍّۢ مَّنشُورٍۢ
Fee raqqim manshoor

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
In parchment spread open

Yusuf Ali
In a Scroll unfolded;

Abul Ala Maududi
on fine parchment;

Muhsin Khan
In parchment unrolled.

Pickthall
On fine parchment unrolled,

Dr. Ghali
In a parchment spread,

Abdel Haleem
in unrolled parch-ment,

Quran 52 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Tur ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(52:3) on fine parchment;[2]


2. In ancient times the books and writings which were meant to be preserved for long were written on the skin of deer instead of the paper. This skin was especially prepared for writing as a thin and fine parchment and was called raqq terminologically. The Jews and Christians in general wrote the Torah, Psalms, the Gospels and the Prophets’ Books on this same raqq so that they would endure. Here, by Scripture inscribed is implied the same collection of the holy scriptures which the followers of the Book possessed. It has been described as unrolled because it was not extinct; it was read and one could easily find out what was written in it.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tur verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tur ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 16.

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