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Surah Al-Ankabut English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About the surah al-‘ankabÅ«t

The Spider(Arabic: العنكبوت, al-‘ankabÅ«t) is the 29th chapter (surah) of the Quran with 69 verses (Ayat).

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The summary/theme of the surah al-‘ankabÅ«t: 

Muslims who are sincere are strengthened by this Surah, and those who are weak in their faith are admonished. During those days, some young men faced questions regarding Islam, and their parents encouraged them to return to their ancestral religion in place of Islam. This Surah also addresses these questions.

Lesson learned from  surah al-‘ankabÅ«t: 

  1. Do we think that we will be left alone without being tested on our aªm'n? Being tested is inevitable.  
  2. Allah's gives parables and examples in the Quran that only the knowledgeable understand.  
  3. á¹¢al'h performed properly will stop you from committing sins.  
  4. Every soul shall taste death  
  5. The life of the Hereafter is one worth living and anticipating.  
  6. Whoever strives in the way of Allah's, Allah's will guide him/her.
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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ



Transliteration:( Alif-Laaam-Meeem )
1. Alif-Lam-Mim

أَحَسِبَ ٱلنَّاسُ أَن يُتۡرَكُوٓاْ أَن يَقُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا وَهُمۡ لَا يُفۡتَنُونَ

Transliteration:( Ahasiban naasu any yutrakooo any yaqoolooo aamannaa wa hum la yuftanoon )
2. Are the people proud of thinking that they will believe alone because they say, we believe[1] and they will not be tested? (2)

وَلَقَدۡ فَتَنَّا ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡۖ فَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ صَدَقُواْ وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱلۡكَٰذِبِينَ

Transliteration:( Wa laqad fatannal lazeena min qablihim fala ya'lamannal laahul lazeena sadaqoo wa la ya'lamannal kaazibeen )
3. And indeed We tested[3] those before them, therefore Allah will necessarily, see the truthful (4) and will necessarily, see the liars. (5)
Topic Discussed: Believers will be Tested   | Allah(Word)   | See   | Liars   | Truthful   |

أَمۡ حَسِبَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعۡمَلُونَ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِ أَن يَسۡبِقُونَاۚ سَآءَ مَا يَحۡكُمُونَ

Transliteration:( Am hasibal lazeena ya'maloonas sayyiaati any yasbiqoonaa; saaa'a maa yahkumoon )
4. Or those who do evil deeds [6] have taken it for granted that they would get away from us(7). What an evil order they pass.
Topic Discussed: Evil Doers   | Evil(Word)   | Deeds(Word)   |

مَن كَانَ يَرۡجُواْ لِقَآءَ ٱللَّهِ فَإِنَّ أَجَلَ ٱللَّهِ لَأٓتٖۚ وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ

Transliteration:( Man kaana yarjoo liqaaa 'allaahi fa inna ajalal laahi la'aat; wa Huwass Sameeul 'Aleem )
5. Whosoever hopes[8] to meet Allah, then indeed, the term of Allah is necessarily to come (9) and he is the Hearer, the Knowing.

وَمَن جَٰهَدَ فَإِنَّمَا يُجَٰهِدُ لِنَفۡسِهِۦٓۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَغَنِيٌّ عَنِ ٱلۡعَٰلَمِينَ

Transliteration:( Wa man jaahada fainnamaa yujaahidu linafsih; innal laaha laghaniyyun 'anil 'aalameen )
6. And whoever strives in the path of Allah only strives for himself [10] Indeed, Allah is independent of the worlds..

وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَٰتِ لَنُكَفِّرَنَّ عَنۡهُمۡ سَيِّـَٔاتِهِمۡ وَلَنَجۡزِيَنَّهُمۡ أَحۡسَنَ ٱلَّذِي كَانُواْ يَعۡمَلُونَ

Transliteration:( Wallazeena aamanoo wa 'amilus saalihaati lanukaf firanna 'anhum saiyiaatihim wa lanajziyannahum ahsanal lazee kaanoo ya'maloon )
7.And those who have belived and have done good deeds, we shall necessarily remove their evils[11],and shall necessarily recompense them for the best work with their doing. (12)
Topic Discussed: Good Deeds   | Deeds(Word)   |

وَوَصَّيۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ بِوَٰلِدَيۡهِ حُسۡنٗاۖ وَإِن جَٰهَدَاكَ لِتُشۡرِكَ بِي مَا لَيۡسَ لَكَ بِهِۦ عِلۡمٞ فَلَا تُطِعۡهُمَآۚ إِلَيَّ مَرۡجِعُكُمۡ فَأُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُونَ

Transliteration:( Wa wassainal insaana biwaalidaihi husnanw wa in jaahadaaka litushrika bee maa laisa laka bihee 'ilmun falaa tuti'humaa; ilaiya marji'ukum fa unabbi'ukum bimaa kuntum ta'maloon )
8. We have insisted on man [13] to be kind towards parents (14). And if they strive to make you associate with me of which you have no knowledge (15), then obey them not. (16) to Me is your return, then I will inform you, what you used to do, (17)

وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَٰتِ لَنُدۡخِلَنَّهُمۡ فِي ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ

Transliteration:( Wallazeena aamanoo wa'amilus saalihaati lanudkhilan nahum fis saaliheen )
9. And those who have believed and have done good works, necessarily we shall admit them among the righteous, [18].

وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ ءَامَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ فَإِذَآ أُوذِيَ فِي ٱللَّهِ جَعَلَ فِتۡنَةَ ٱلنَّاسِ كَعَذَابِ ٱللَّهِۖ وَلَئِن جَآءَ نَصۡرٞ مِّن رَّبِّكَ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّا كُنَّا مَعَكُمۡۚ أَوَلَيۡسَ ٱللَّهُ بِأَعۡلَمَ بِمَا فِي صُدُورِ ٱلۡعَٰلَمِينَ

Transliteration:( Wa minan naasi many yaqoolu aamannaa billaahi faizaaa ooziya fil laahi ja'ala fitnatan naasi ka'azaabil laahi wa la'in jaaa'a nasrum mir Rabbika la yaqoolunna innaa kunnaa ma'akum; awa laisal laahu bi a'lama bimaa fee sudooril 'aalameen )
10. And there are some persons who say, we have believed in Allah, then when they are meted with any affliction in the way of Allah, they regard the persecution of the people as equal [19] to the torment of Allah. And if help comes from your Lord (20) then they shall surly say, 'We were with you (21). Does Allah not know well what is in the hearts of the people of entire world? (22)
Topic Discussed: Weak Imaan   | Rab(Word)   | Allah(Word)   | Heart(Word)   | Torment(Word)   | World   | Believe   |

Surah Al-Ankabut English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah Al-Ankabut you can read the translation of Ahmad Raza Khan who was a renowned scholar of the Islamic world and his translation book is known as Kanzul Imaan. You can read the transliteration of Surah Al-Ankabut which will help you to understand how to read the Arabic text. Apart from that, we have included a Word-By-Word English Translation of the Arabic text of Surah Al-Ankabut.

Surah Al-Ankabut English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah Al-Ankabut we have included two Tafseer (Commentary) in English. The first one is from Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan who was a well-known scholar. In this tafsir, we have also included the most popular Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is the most comprehensive tafsir available in the world. You can read both or any one of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 69 verses / Ayat in Surah Al-Ankabut

Surah Al-Ankabut was revealed in Makkah

Surah Al-Ankabut can be found in Juz or Para 20-21

There are 7 Ruku in Surah Al-Ankabut

Surah number of Surah Al-Ankabut is 29

The meaning of Surah Al-Ankabut is The Spider

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah Al-Ankabut here at quran4ever.com. Here two tafseer are currently.One is Tafsir Ibn-Kathir and another one is Tafsir-e-Naeemi.

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