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Surah Yunus Ayat 47 in Arabic Text

وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَىٰ هَـٰذَا ٱلْوَعْدُ إِن كُنتُمْ صَـٰدِقِينَ
Wa likulli ummatir Rasoolun fa izaa jaaa’a Rasooluhum qudiya bainahum bilqisti wa hum laa yuzlamoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 47

Sahih International
And for every nation is a messenger. So when their messenger comes, it will be judged between them in justice, and they will not be wronged

Yusuf Ali
To every people (was sent) a messenger: when their messenger comes (before them), the matter will be judged between them with justice, and they will not be wronged.

Abul Ala Maududi
A Messenger is sent to every people; and when their Messenger comes, the fate of that people is decided with full justice; they are subjected to no wrong.

Muhsin Khan
And for every Ummah (a community or a nation), there is a Messenger; when their Messenger comes, the matter will be judged between them with justice, and they will not be wronged.

Pickthall
And for every nation there is a messenger. And when their messenger cometh (on the Day of Judgment) it will be judged between them fairly, and they will not be wronged.

Dr. Ghali
And for every nation there is a Messenger, so when their Messenger comes, (the case) is decreed between them with equity, and they are not done an injustice.

Abdel Haleem
Every community is sent a mes-senger, and when their messenger comes, they will be judged justly; they will not be wronged.

Quran 10 Verse 47 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yunus ayat 47, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(10:47) A Messenger is sent to every people;[55] and when their Messenger comes, the fate of that people is decided with full justice; they are subjected to no wrong.[56]


55. Here the word ummat does not merely mean a nation or a community but includes all those people whom the message of a Messenger reaches after his appointment, even though he may not be alive among them. More than this: as long as his teachings remain intact and within the reach of everyone to ascertain what they really are, all such people will be treated and judged as his ummat and their cases decided with justice in accordance with (Ayat 47). According to this standard, all the people of the world are the ummat of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and will remain so, as long as the Quran continues to be published in its original and complete form as today. That is why it has not been said, “There is a Messenger in every ummat” but “There is a Messenger for every ummat.”

56. That is, when the message of a Messenger reaches a people, they should know that henceforth they are on trial and that no excuse would be accepted that they were ignorant of it. Then judgment is passed on them with scrupulous justice. Those, who accept the message and mend their way in accordance with it, are declared to be worthy of Allah’s blessings, and those who reject it are doomed to a torment that may be inflicted both in this world and in the next world or only in the Hereafter.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yunus verse 47 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yunus ayat 46 which provides the complete commentary from verse 46 through 47.

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