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Surah Tur Ayat 38 in Arabic Text

أَمْ لَهُمْ سُلَّمٌۭ يَسْتَمِعُونَ فِيهِ ۖ فَلْيَأْتِ مُسْتَمِعُهُم بِسُلْطَـٰنٍۢ مُّبِينٍ
Am lahum sullamuny yastami’oona feehi falyaati mustami’uhum bisultaanim mubeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 38

Sahih International
Or have they a stairway [into the heaven] upon which they listen? Then let their listener produce a clear authority.

Yusuf Ali
Or have they a ladder, by which they can (climb up to heaven and) listen (to its secrets)? Then let (such a) listener of theirs produce a manifest proof.

Abul Ala Maududi
Or do they have a ladder whereon they can climb and attempt to listen (to what is transpiring in the Higher Realm)? Then, let any of them who has listened to it produce a clear proof of it.

Muhsin Khan
Or have they a stairway (to heaven), by means of which they listen (to the talks of the angels)? Then let their listener produce some manifest proof.

Pickthall
Or have they any stairway (unto heaven) by means of which they overhear (decrees). Then let their listener produce some warrant manifest!

Dr. Ghali
Or even do they have a ladder wherein they listen? Then let their listener come up with an evident, allbinding authority.

Abdel Haleem
Do they have a ladder to climb, in order to eavesdrop [on Heaven’s secrets]? Let their eavesdropper produce clear proof.

Quran 52 Verse 38 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Tur ayat 38, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(52:38) Or do they have a ladder whereon they can climb and attempt to listen (to what is transpiring in the Higher Realm)? Then, let any of them who has listened to it produce a clear proof of it.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tur verse 38 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tur ayat 35 which provides the complete commentary from verse 35 through 43.

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