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Surah Yaseen Ayat 45 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمُ ٱتَّقُوا۟ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَمَا خَلْفَكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ
Wa izaa qeela lahumuttaqoo maa baina aideekum wa maa khalfakum la’allakum turhamoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 45

Sahih International
But when it is said to them, “Beware of what is before you and what is behind you; perhaps you will receive mercy… “

Yusuf Ali
When they are told, “Fear ye that which is before you and that which will be after you, in order that ye may receive Mercy,” (they turn back).

Abul Ala Maududi
When it is said to such people: “Guard yourselves against what is ahead of you and what has preceded you that mercy be shown to you” (they pay scant heed to it).

Muhsin Khan
And when it is said to them: “Beware of that which is before you (worldly torments), and that which is behind you (torments in the Hereafter), in order that you may receive Mercy (i.e. if you believe in Allah’s Religion Islamic Monotheism, and avoid polytheism, and obey Allah with righteous deeds).

Pickthall
When it is said unto them: Beware of that which is before you and that which is behind you, that haply ye may find mercy (they are heedless).

Dr. Ghali
And when it is said to them, “Be pious as regards what is before you (Literally: between your hands) and what is behind you, that possibly you would be granted mercy.”

Abdel Haleem
Yet when they are told, ‘Beware of what lies before and behind you, so that you may be given mercy,’

Quran 36 Verse 45 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yaseen ayat 45, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(36:45) When it is said to such people: “Guard yourselves against what is ahead of you and what has preceded you[41] that mercy be shown to you” (they pay scant heed to it).


41. “What is behind you”: Which the peoples before you have seen and experienced.

Ibn-Kathir

45. And when it is said to them: “Beware of that which is before you, and that which is behind you, in order that you may receive mercy.” 46. And never came an Ayah from among the Ayat of their Lord to them, but they did turn away from it. 47. And when it is said to them: “Spend of that with which Allah has provided you,” those who disbelieve say to those who believe: “Shall we feed those whom, if Allah willed, He would have fed You are only in a plain error.”


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