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Surah Yunus Ayat 14 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِمْ ءَايَاتُنَا بَيِّنَـٰتٍۢ ۙ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَرْجُونَ لِقَآءَنَا ٱئْتِ بِقُرْءَانٍ غَيْرِ هَـٰذَآ أَوْ بَدِّلْهُ ۚ قُلْ مَا يَكُونُ لِىٓ أَنْ أُبَدِّلَهُۥ مِن تِلْقَآئِ نَفْسِىٓ ۖ إِنْ أَتَّبِعُ إِلَّا مَا يُوحَىٰٓ إِلَىَّ ۖ إِنِّىٓ أَخَافُ إِنْ عَصَيْتُ رَبِّى عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍۢ
Thumma ja’alnaakum khalaaa’ifa fil ardi min ba’dihim li nanzura kaifa ta’maloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 14

Sahih International
Then We made you successors in the land after them so that We may observe how you will do.

Yusuf Ali
Then We made you heirs in the land after them, to see how ye would behave!

Abul Ala Maududi
Now We have appointed you as their successors in the earth to see how you act.

Muhsin Khan
Then We made you follow after them, generations after generations in the land, that We might see how you would work!

Pickthall
Then We appointed you viceroys in the earth after them, that We might see how ye behave.

Dr. Ghali
Thereafter We have made you succeeding (each other) in the earth even after them, that We may look how you would do.

Abdel Haleem
Later We made you their successors in the land, to see how you would behave.

Quran 10 Verse 14 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yunus ayat 14, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(10:14) Now We have appointed you as their successors in the earth to see how you act.[18]


18. (Ayats 13-14) have been pointedly addressed to the Arabs so as to say, “O Prophet (peace be upon him) of Arabia, learn a lesson from the communities that have passed before you. They were given an opportunity for doing good deeds in their time but instead of this they adopted the attitude of transgression and rebellion and rejected the teachings of the Messengers who had been sent for their guidance. As they failed in Our test, We dismissed them from leadership. Now, O people of Arabia, your turn has come and you have replaced them and have gotten the opportunity for doing the same work under the guidance of Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). You must understand that you are undergoing the same test in which your predecessors have failed. If you do not want to meet with the end they met, you should make the right use of this opportunity by learning a lesson from their end and by avoiding the errors, which became the ultimate cause of their destruction.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yunus verse 14 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yunus ayat 13 which provides the complete commentary from verse 13 through 14.

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