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Surah Zukhruf Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

أَفَنَضْرِبُ عَنكُمُ ٱلذِّكْرَ صَفْحًا أَن كُنتُمْ قَوْمًۭا مُّسْرِفِينَ
Afa nadribu ‘ankumuz Zikra safhan an kuntum qawman musrifeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
Then should We turn the message away, disregarding you, because you are a transgressing people?

Yusuf Ali
Shall We then take away the Message from you and repel (you), for that ye are a people transgressing beyond bounds?

Abul Ala Maududi
Should We divert this Good Counsel from you because you are a people immersed in extravagance?

Muhsin Khan
Shall We then (warn you not and) take away the Reminder (this Quran) from you, because you are a people Musrifun

Pickthall
Shall We utterly ignore you because ye are a wanton folk?

Dr. Ghali
Shall We then strike away the Remembrance (i.e., take away the Qur’an from you) from you, pardoning, for that you are an extravagant people?

Abdel Haleem
Should We ignore you and turn this revelation away from you because you are insolent people?

Quran 43 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zukhruf ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(43:5) Should We divert this Good Counsel from you because you are a people immersed in extravagance?[4]


4. In this one sentence the entire history that had taken place since the time the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had proclaimed to be a Prophet till the revelation of these verses during the past few years has been compressed. This sentence depicts the following picture: A nation has been involved in ignorance, backwardness and depravity for centuries. Suddenly, Allah looks at it with favor. He raises in it an illustrious guide and sends down His own Word to take it out of the darkness of ignorance so that it is aroused from slumber, it gives up superstitions of ignorance and it becomes aware of the truth and adopts the right way of life. But the ignorant people of the nation and the tribal chiefs turn hostile to the guide, and try their utmost to defeat him and his mission. With the passage of time their hostility and mischief go on increasing; so much so that they make up their mind to kill him. At this, it is being said: Should We stop making any efforts to reform you because you are proving to be unworthy people? Should We withhold sending down this Admonition, and leave you lying in the same wretched state in which you have been lying since centuries? Do you really think that should be the demand of Our Mercy? Have you ever considered what doom you would meet when you have turned down the bounty of Allah and persisted in falsehood after the truth has come before you?

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Zukhruf verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zukhruf ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 8.

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