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Surah Yunus Ayat 53 in Arabic Text

وَلَوْ أَنَّ لِكُلِّ نَفْسٍۢ ظَلَمَتْ مَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ لَٱفْتَدَتْ بِهِۦ ۗ وَأَسَرُّوا۟ ٱلنَّدَامَةَ لَمَّا رَأَوُا۟ ٱلْعَذَابَ ۖ وَقُضِىَ بَيْنَهُم بِٱلْقِسْطِ ۚ وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ
Wa yastanbi’oonaka ‘a haqqun huwa qul ee wa Rabbeee innahoo lahaqq; wa maaa antum bimu’jizeen (section 5)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 53

Sahih International
And they ask information of you, [O Muhammad], “Is it true?” Say, “Yes, by my Lord. Indeed, it is truth; and you will not cause failure [to Allah].”

Yusuf Ali
They seek to be informed by thee: “Is that true?” Say: “Aye! by my Lord! it is the very truth! and ye cannot frustrate it!”

Abul Ala Maududi
They ask you if what you say is true? Tell them: ‘Yes, by my Lord, this is altogether true, and you have no power to prevent the chastisement from befalling.’

Muhsin Khan
And they ask you (O Muhammad SAW) to inform them (saying): “Is it true (i.e. the torment and the establishment of the Hour; – the Day of Resurrection)?” Say: “Yes! By my Lord! It is the very truth! and you cannot escape from it!”

Pickthall
And they ask thee to inform them (saying): Is it true? Say: Yea, by my Lord, verily it is true, and ye cannot escape.

Dr. Ghali
And they ask you to inform them, “Is it true?” Say, “Yea, by my Lord! Surely it is true indeed; and in no way can you be defiant to (Him).”

Abdel Haleem
They ask you [Prophet], ‘Is it true?’ Say, ‘Yes, by my Lord, it is true, and you cannot escape it.’

Quran 10 Verse 53 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yunus ayat 53, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(10:53) They ask you if what you say is true? Tell them: ‘Yes, by my Lord, this is altogether true, and you have no power to prevent the chastisement from befalling.’


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

Ibn-Kathir

53. And they ask you to inform them (saying): “Is it true” Say: “Yes! By my Lord! It is the very truth! And you cannot escape it!” 54. And if every person who had wronged, possessed all that is on the earth and sought to ransom himself therewith (it will not be accepted), and they would feel in their hearts regret when they see the torment, and they will be judged with justice, and no wrong will be done unto them.


The Resurrection is Real

Allah said that they ask you to inform them (saying):

﴿أَحَقٌّ هُوَ﴾

(“Is it true”) asking about the return and the Resurrection from the graves, after the bodies become sand.

﴿قُلْ إِى وَرَبِّى إِنَّهُ لَحَقٌّ وَمَآ أَنتُمْ بِمُعْجِزِينَ﴾

(Say: “Yes! By my Lord! It is the very truth! And you cannot escape it!”) meaning that becoming sand does not make Allah incapable of bringing you back, since He originated you from nothing.

﴿إِنَّمَآ أَمْرُهُ إِذَآ أَرَادَ شَيْئاً أَن يَقُولَ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ ﴾

(Verily, His command, when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, `Be!’ – and it is!)﴿36:82﴾ There are only two other Ayat in the Qur’an similar to this. Allah commands His Messenger to give an oath by Him to answer those who deny the return. He said in Surah Saba’,

﴿وَقَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لاَ تَأْتِينَا السَّاعَةُ قُلْ بَلَى وَرَبِّى لَتَأْتِيَنَّكُمْ﴾

(Those who disbelieve say: “The Hour will not come to us.” Say: “Yes, by my Lord!, it will come to you.”) (34:3) The second is in Surat At-Taghabun, He said:

﴿زَعَمَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ أَن لَّن يُبْعَثُواْ قُلْ بَلَى وَرَبِّى لَتُبْعَثُنَّ ثُمَّ لَتُنَبَّؤُنَّ بِمَا عَمِلْتُمْ وَذَلِكَ عَلَى اللَّهِ يَسِيرٌ ﴾

(The disbelievers claimed that they will never be resurrected. Say: “Yes! By my Lord! you will certainly be resurrected, then you will be informed of (and recompensed for) what you did; and that is easy for Allah.”) (64:7) Then Allah informed us that when the Resurrection is established the disbelievers will wish that they could ransom themselves from Allah’s punishment with the equivalent of the weight of the earth in gold.

﴿وَأَسَرُّواْ النَّدَامَةَ لَمَّا رَأَوُاْ الْعَذَابَ وَقُضِىَ بَيْنَهُمْ بِالْقِسْطِ وَهُمْ لاَ يُظْلَمُونَ﴾

(And they would feel in their hearts regret when they see the torment, and they will be judged with justice, and no wrong will be done unto them.)

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