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Surah Yunus Ayat 78 in Arabic Text

وَقَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ ٱئْتُونِى بِكُلِّ سَـٰحِرٍ عَلِيمٍۢ
Qaaloo aji’tanaa litalfitanaa ‘ammaa wajadnaa ‘alaihi aabaaa’anaa wa takoona lakumal kibriyaaa’u fil ardi wa maa nahnu lakumaa bi mu’mineen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 78

Sahih International
They said, “Have you come to us to turn us away from that upon which we found our fathers and so that you two may have grandeur in the land? And we are not believers in you.”

Yusuf Ali
They said: “Hast thou come to us to turn us away from the ways we found our fathers following,- in order that thou and thy brother may have greatness in the land? But not we shall believe in you!”

Abul Ala Maududi
They replied: ‘Have you come to turn us away from the way of our forefathers that the two of you might become supreme in the land? We shall never accept what the two of you say.’

Muhsin Khan
They said: “Have you come to us to turn us away from that (Faith) we found our fathers following, – and that you two may have greatness in the land? We are not going to believe you two!”

Pickthall
They said: Hast thou come unto us to pervert us from that (faith) in which we found our fathers, and that you two may own the place of greatness in the land? We will not believe you two.

Dr. Ghali
They said, “Have you come to us to turn us round from what we found our fathers (practicing), and that grandeur in the earth might belong to you (two)? And in no way will we be believers with you (two).”

Abdel Haleem
They said, ‘Have you come to turn us away from the faith we found our fathers following, so that you and your brother can gain greatness in this land? We will never believe in you.’

Quran 10 Verse 78 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yunus ayat 78, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(10:78) They replied: ‘Have you come to turn us away from the way of our forefathers that the two of you might become supreme in the land?[76] We shall never accept what the two of you say.’


76. It is obvious that if this demand had been merely for the liberation of the Israelites, there could have been no question of any threat to Pharaoh’s kingdom. The threat was because of the message which demanded subordination to the truth, for it threatened the system which was based on shirk and on which depended the domination of Pharaoh and his chiefs and priests. See (E.N. 66 of Surah Al-Aaraf) and (E.N. 43 of Surah Al-Momin).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yunus verse 78 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yunus ayat 75 which provides the complete commentary from verse 75 through 78.

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