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Surah Zumar Ayat 58 in Arabic Text

أَوْ تَقُولَ حِينَ تَرَى ٱلْعَذَابَ لَوْ أَنَّ لِى كَرَّةًۭ فَأَكُونَ مِنَ ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ
Aw taqoola heena taral ‘azaaba law anna lee karratan fa akoona minal muhsineen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 58

Sahih International
Or [lest] it say when it sees the punishment, “If only I had another turn so I could be among the doers of good.”

Yusuf Ali
“Or (lest) it should say when it (actually) sees the penalty: ‘If only I had another chance, I should certainly be among those who do good!’

Abul Ala Maududi
or lest he should say, when he sees the chastisement: “O that I might return again, and be among those who do good.”

Muhsin Khan
Or (lest) he should say when he sees the torment: “If only I had another chance (to return to the world) then I should indeed be among the Muhsinun (good-doers – see V. 2:112).”

Pickthall
Or should say, when it seeth the doom: Oh, that I had but a second chance that I might be among the righteous!

Dr. Ghali
Or should say while it sees the torment, ‘If (only) I had another (chance of) recurrence (i.e., permission to return to the world) then I would be among the fair-doers.’

Abdel Haleem
Or, faced by punishment, it says, “If only I could have another chance, I would join those who do good!”

Quran 39 Verse 58 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zumar ayat 58, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(39:58) or lest he should say, when he sees the chastisement: “O that I might return again, and be among those who do good.”


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Az-Zumar verse 58 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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