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Surah Zumar Ayat 12 in Arabic Text

وَأُمِرْتُ لِأَنْ أَكُونَ أَوَّلَ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ
Wa umirtu li an akoona awwalal muslimeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 12

Sahih International
And I have been commanded to be the first [among you] of the Muslims.”

Yusuf Ali
“And I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah in Islam.”

Abul Ala Maududi
and I am bidden to be the first of those who surrender to Him.”

Muhsin Khan
“And I am commanded (this) in order that I may be the first of those who submit themselves to Allah (in Islam) as Muslims.”

Pickthall
And I am commanded to be the first of those who are muslims (surrender unto Him).

Dr. Ghali
And I have been commanded to be the first Muslim.” (Literally: of the Muslims = of those who surrender (to Him)

Abdel Haleem
I have been commanded to be the first to submit.’

Quran 39 Verse 12 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zumar ayat 12, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(39:12) and I am bidden to be the first of those who surrender to Him.”[33]


33. That is, my mission is not only to exhort others but also to practice what I preach to myself. First, I follow the way which I call others to follow.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Az-Zumar verse 12 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zumar ayat 10 which provides the complete commentary from verse 10 through 12.

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