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Surah Zumar Ayat 18 in Arabic Text

ٱلَّذِينَ يَسْتَمِعُونَ ٱلْقَوْلَ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ أَحْسَنَهُۥٓ ۚ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ هَدَىٰهُمُ ٱللَّهُ ۖ وَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمْ أُو۟لُوا۟ ٱلْأَلْبَـٰبِ
Allazeena yastami’oonal qawla fayattabi’oona ahsanah; ulaaa’ikal lazeena hadaahumul laahu wa ulaaa’ika hum ulul albaab

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 18

Sahih International
Who listen to speech and follow the best of it. Those are the ones Allah has guided, and those are people of understanding.

Yusuf Ali
Those who listen to the Word, and follow the best (meaning) in it: those are the ones whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones endued with understanding.

Abul Ala Maududi
to those who pay heed to what is said and follow the best of it. They are the ones whom Allah has guided to the Right Way; they are the ones endowed with understanding.

Muhsin Khan
Those who listen to the Word [good advice La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) and Islamic Monotheism, etc.] and follow the best thereof (i.e. worship Allah Alone, repent to Him and avoid Taghut, etc.) those are (the ones) whom Allah has guided and those are men of understanding (like Zaid bin ‘Amr bin Nufail, Salman Al-Farisi and Abu Dhar Al-Ghifari). [Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 12, P. 244]

Pickthall
Who hear advice and follow the best thereof. Such are those whom Allah guideth, and such are men of understanding.

Dr. Ghali
Who listen to the Saying (and) so closely follow the fairest of it. Those are they whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones endowed with intellects.

Abdel Haleem
who listen to what is said and follow what is best. These are the ones God has guided; these are the people of understanding.

Quran 39 Verse 18 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zumar ayat 18, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(39:18) to those who pay heed to what is said and follow the best of it.[36] They are the ones whom Allah has guided to the Right Way; they are the ones endowed with understanding.


36. This verse can have two meanings:

(1) That they do not follow every voice but ponder over what every man says and accept only what is right and true.

(2) That they do not try to give a false meaning to what they hear but adopt its good and righteous aspects.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Az-Zumar verse 18 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zumar ayat 17 which provides the complete commentary from verse 17 through 18.

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