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Surah Zukhruf Ayat 45 in Arabic Text

وَسْـَٔلْ مَنْ أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ مِن رُّسُلِنَآ أَجَعَلْنَا مِن دُونِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ ءَالِهَةًۭ يُعْبَدُونَ
Was’al man arsalnaa min qablika mir Rusulinaaa ‘a ja’alnaa min doonir Rahmaani aalihatany yu’badoon (section 4)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 45

Sahih International
And ask those We sent before you of Our messengers; have We made besides the Most Merciful deities to be worshipped?

Yusuf Ali
And question thou our messengers whom We sent before thee; did We appoint any deities other than (Allah) Most Gracious, to be worshipped?

Abul Ala Maududi
Ask all Our Messengers whom We sent before you whether We had appointed any deities beside the Merciful One to be worshipped.

Muhsin Khan
And ask (O Muhammad SAW) those of Our Messengers whom We sent before you: “Did We ever appoint aliha (gods) to be worshipped besides the Most Beneficent (Allah)?”

Pickthall
And ask those of Our messengers whom We sent before thee: Did We ever appoint gods to be worshipped beside the Beneficent?

Dr. Ghali
And ask the ones of Our Messengers We sent before you. Have We made, apart from The AllMerciful, gods to be worshiped?

Abdel Haleem
Ask the prophets We sent before you: ‘Did We ever appoint any gods to be worshipped besides the Lord of Mercy?’

Quran 43 Verse 45 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zukhruf ayat 45, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(43:45) Ask all Our Messengers whom We sent before you whether We had appointed any deities beside the Merciful One to be worshipped.[40]


40. Ask the Messengers: Find out from the Books brought by them. Just as the meaning of: “If there arises any dispute among you about anything, refer it to Allah and His Prophet,” is not that the dispute should be taken before Allah and His Messenger, but that one should turn to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger for a decision, so “asking the Messengers” also does not mean that one should approach all the Messengers who have left the world and ask them, but the right meaning is: Discover what teachings the Messengers of Allah have left in the world as to which of them taught that another than Allah also is worthy of worship and service.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Zukhruf verse 45 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zukhruf ayat 36 which provides the complete commentary from verse 36 through 45.

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