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Surah Tur Ayat 33 in Arabic Text

أَمْ يَقُولُونَ تَقَوَّلَهُۥ ۚ بَل لَّا يُؤْمِنُونَ
Am yaqooloona taqawwalah; bal laa yu’minoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 33

Sahih International
Or do they say, “He has made it up”? Rather, they do not believe.

Yusuf Ali
Or do they say, “He fabricated the (Message)”? Nay, they have no faith!

Abul Ala Maududi
Do they say: “He has himself fabricated the Qur’an?” No; the truth is that they are altogether averse to believing.

Muhsin Khan
Or do they say: “He (Muhammad SAW) has forged it (this Quran)?” Nay! They believe not!

Pickthall
Or say they: He hath invented it? Nay, but they will not believe!

Dr. Ghali
Or even are they an inordinate people?. Or even do they say, “He talked it foolishly?” No indeed, (but) they do not believe.

Abdel Haleem
If they say, ‘He has made it up himself’- they certainly do not believe-

Quran 52 Verse 33 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Tur ayat 33, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(52:33) Do they say: “He has himself fabricated the Qur’an?” No; the truth is that they are altogether averse to believing.[26]


26. In other words, it means this: The Quraish who think that Muhammad (peace be upon him) himself is the author of the Quran know deep down in their hearts that it cannot be his word, and those others also whose mother tongue is Arabic not only clearly feel that it is far more sublime and superior to human speech but any one of them who knows Muhammad (peace be upon him) personally cannot ever suspect that this is actually his own word and speech. Therefore, the thing plainly is that those who ascribe the authorship of the Quran to the Prophet (peace be upon him) do not, in fact, wish to affirm faith. That is why they are inventing false excuses one of which is this excuse. (For further explanation, see (E.N. 21 of Surah Younus); (E N. 12 of Surah Al-Furqan); (E N. 64 of Surah Al-Qasas); (E.Ns 88, 89 of Surah Al-Ankabut); (E.Ns 1 to 4 of Surah As-Sajdah); (E.N. 54 of Surah HaMim As-Sajdah); (E.Ns 8 to 10 of Surah Al-Ahqaf).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tur verse 33 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tur ayat 29 which provides the complete commentary from verse 29 through 34.

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