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Surah Zukhruf Ayat 22 in Arabic Text

بَلْ قَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّا وَجَدْنَآ ءَابَآءَنَا عَلَىٰٓ أُمَّةٍۢ وَإِنَّا عَلَىٰٓ ءَاثَـٰرِهِم مُّهْتَدُونَ
Bal qaalooo innaa wajadnaaa aabaaa’anaa ‘alaaa ummatinw wa innaa ‘alaaa aasaarihim muhtadoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 22

Sahih International
Rather, they say, “Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are in their footsteps [rightly] guided.”

Yusuf Ali
Nay! they say: “We found our fathers following a certain religion, and we do guide ourselves by their footsteps.”

Abul Ala Maududi
Nay; they simply claim: “We found our forefathers on a way, and we continue to find guidance in their footsteps.”

Muhsin Khan
Nay! They say: “We found our fathers following a certain way and religion, and we guide ourselves by their footsteps.”

Pickthall
Nay, for they say only: Lo! we found our fathers following a religion, and we are guided by their footprints.

Dr. Ghali
No indeed, (but) they have said, “Surely we found our fathers upon a course, (Literally: a nation: a community; following a leadership or a religion) and surely we are guided upon their tracks.”

Abdel Haleem
No indeed! They say, ‘We saw our fathers following this tradition; we are guided by their footsteps.’

Quran 43 Verse 22 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zukhruf ayat 22, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(43:22) Nay; they simply claim: “We found our forefathers on a way, and we continue to find guidance in their footsteps.”[22]


22. That is, they have no authority of any divine book. The only authority they have is that it has been the practice since the time of their forefathers. Therefore, they have taken the angels as goddesses in imitation of them.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Zukhruf verse 22 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zukhruf ayat 21 which provides the complete commentary from verse 21 through 25.

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