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Surah Yusuf Ayat 106 in Arabic Text

وَمَا يُؤْمِنُ أَكْثَرُهُم بِٱللَّهِ إِلَّا وَهُم مُّشْرِكُونَ
Wa maa yu’minu aksaru hum billaahi illaa wa hum mushrikoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 106

Sahih International
And most of them believe not in Allah except while they associate others with Him.

Yusuf Ali
And most of them believe not in Allah without associating (other as partners) with Him!

Abul Ala Maududi
And most of them believe in Allah only when they associate others with Him in His Divinity.

Muhsin Khan
And most of them believe not in Allah except that they attribute partners unto Him [i.e. they are Mushrikun -polytheists – see Verse 6:121].

Pickthall
And most of them believe not in Allah except that they attribute partners (unto Him).

Dr. Ghali
And in no way do most of them believe in Allah except (as) they are associators (of other gods with Him).

Abdel Haleem
most of them will only believe in God while also joining others with Him.

Quran 12 Verse 106 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yusuf ayat 106, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(12:106) And most of them believe in Allah only when they associate others with Him in His Divinity.[76]


76. They associate other deities with Allah because they do not pay heed to His signs, which serve as pointers to the right way. So they go astray from it and get lost in thorny bushes. Nevertheless, many of them do not lose sight of the reality entirely, and do not disbelieve in Allah as their Creator and Sustainer, but they get involved in shirk. That is, they do not deny the existence of God, but they believe that there are other deities who are also partners in His being, His attributes, His powers, and His rights. They should never have been involved in shirk, had they considered these signs in the heavens and the earth from this point of view, for in that case they would have discovered everywhere, in each and every one of them, the proofs of the Oneness of Allah.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yusuf verse 106 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yusuf ayat 105 which provides the complete commentary from verse 105 through 107.

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