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Surah Yunus Ayat 42 in Arabic Text

وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَنظُرُ إِلَيْكَ ۚ أَفَأَنتَ تَهْدِى ٱلْعُمْىَ وَلَوْ كَانُوا۟ لَا يُبْصِرُونَ
Wa minhum mai yastami’oona iliak; afa anta tusmi’us summa wa law kaanoo laa ya’qiloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 42

Sahih International
And among them are those who listen to you. But can you cause the deaf to hear, although they will not use reason?

Yusuf Ali
Among them are some who (pretend to) listen to thee: But canst thou make the deaf to hear,- even though they are without understanding?

Abul Ala Maududi
Of them some seem to give heed to you; will you, then, make the deaf hear even though they understand nothing?

Muhsin Khan
And among them are some who listen to you, but can you make the deaf to hear, even though they apprehend not?

Pickthall
And of them are some who listen unto thee. But canst thou make the deaf to hear even though they apprehend not?

Dr. Ghali
And of them are the ones who listen to you; will you then make the deaf to hear (even) if they do not consider?.

Abdel Haleem
Some of them do listen to you: but can you make the deaf hear if they will not use their minds?

Quran 10 Verse 42 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yunus ayat 42, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(10:42) Of them some seem to give heed to you; will you, then, make the deaf hear even though they understand nothing?[50]


50. Though this and the succeeding verse have been addressed to the Prophet (peace be upon him), these are meant to reprove those people who were not paying attention to the Message. For they only heard the sounds of the words he spoke to them, just as the animals hear the sound of the words, but pay no attention to understand what is said to them. This was because they were prejudiced against him and had already decided that they would not acknowledge anything, however, reasonable that may be, if it went against the creeds and ways they had inherited, and against their own desires, lusts, and interests. Likewise those people who live like animals hear the sounds of his words, but pay no attention to their meaning for they are not interested in anything other than eating, drinking and making merry. They are so engaged in and intoxicated with the gratification of their lusts that they never bother to find out whether what they are doing is right or wrong. All such people are deaf to the Message, though they might have ears for other things.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yunus verse 42 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yunus ayat 41 which provides the complete commentary from verse 41 through 44.

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