Surah Zumar Ayat 56 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 56
Lest a soul should say, “Oh [how great is] my regret over what I neglected in regard to Allah and that I was among the mockers.”
“Lest the soul should (then) say: ‘Ah! Woe is me!- In that I neglected (my duty) towards Allah, and was but among those who mocked!’-
Lest a person should say: “Alas for me for neglecting my duty towards Allah and for being among those that scoffed”;
Lest a person should say: “Alas, my grief that I was undutiful to Allah (i.e. I have not done what Allah has ordered me to do), and I was indeed among those who mocked [at the truth! i.e. La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), the Quran, and Muhammad SAW and at the faithful believers, etc.]
Lest any soul should say: Alas, my grief that I was unmindful of Allah, and I was indeed among the scoffers!
(Lest) any self should say, ‘Oh, for (my) regret in that I indeed neglected my duty towards (literally: in the side of) Allah, and decidedly I was one of the scoffers.
and your soul says, “Woe is me for having neglected what is due to God, and having been one of those who scoffed!”
(ایسا نہ ہو کہ) کوئی شخص کہے ہائے افسوس! اس بات پر کہ میں نے اللہ تعالیٰ کے حق میں کوتاہی کی بلکہ میں تو مذاق اڑانے والوں میں ہی رہا
Quran 39 Verse 56 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zumar ayat 56, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(39:56) Lest a person should say: “Alas for me for neglecting my duty towards Allah and for being among those that scoffed”;
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
The tafsir of Surah Az-Zumar verse 56 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zumar ayat 53 which provides the complete commentary from verse 53 through 59.
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