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Surah Hud English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About surah Hud

Hud (Arabic: هود, Hūd) is the 11th chapter (Surah of the Quran and has 123 verses (ayat).

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The summary/ theme of the Surah Hud:

A discussion of the nature of man and the punishments awaiting those who defy God is presented in Quran 11. The main content of the surah is a series of stories about prophets who warn their people to follow God, the people who resist God, and God punishing and killing them for their actions.

Lesson learned from Surah Hud:

  1. Allāh has assumed responsibility of providing every living thing on earth with sustenance.  
  2. Allāh knows best of what is in the hearts of people.  
  3. No matter how hard you try to escape the punishment of Allāh, you’ll only be able to escape it if Allāh has mercy on you.  
  4. Don’t remain ignorant. Always try to further your knowledge.
  5. Allāh is the only helper, so when we sin and He punishes us, who will be there to help us?
  6. Stay steadfast on Islām.  
  7. Good deeds have the potential to erase and replace bad deeds.[
  8. Be patient.

Recitation   Benefits of Surah Hud:

  1. Who soever recites this surah every Friday Allah would raise him in the company of prophets on the day of judgement, no sin would be recorded in his register of deeds and he would have a smooth sailing during the final reckoning.
  2. He who recites this Surat, will reap rewards, the size of which would equal the number of all those who believed in Hud and the other prophets as well as those who refuted them, and he will be elevated in rank equal to those of the martyrs on the Day of Resurrection, and thus everything would be easy for him.
  3. Recite Ayah 44 surah hud for nose bleeding.
  4. وَقِيلَ يَا أَرْضُ ابْلَعِي مَاءَكِ وَيَا سَمَاءُ أَقْلِعِي وَغِيضَ الْمَاءُ وَقُضِيَ الْأَمْرُ وَاسْتَوَتْ عَلَى الْجُودِيِّ وَقِيلَ بُعْداً لِّلْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ
  5. Our beloved Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said Benefits of Surah Hud that if you write this Surat on a sheep skin and keep it in one’s possession at all times makes one so courageous and bold that nobody can defeat him in combat. Whoever sees him will be filled with fear.
  6. Other benefits of Surah Hud, If  you  recite regularly, you will be blessed with Courage and boldness, those who cant recite they can get it Written and keep it with self.


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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


الٓرۚ كِتَٰبٌ أُحۡكِمَتۡ ءَايَٰتُهُۥ ثُمَّ فُصِّلَتۡ مِن لَّدُنۡ حَكِيمٍ خَبِيرٍ
Transliteration:( Alif-Laaam-Raa; Kitaabun uhkimat Aayaatuhoo summa fussilat mil ladun Hakeemin Khabeer )

1. Alif Lam Ra; This is a Book (1), Whose verses are full of wisdom (2). then have been detailed (3), from One wise. Aware (4).

أَلَّا تَعۡبُدُوٓاْ إِلَّا ٱللَّهَۚ إِنَّنِي لَكُم مِّنۡهُ نَذِيرٞ وَبَشِيرٞ
Transliteration:( Allaa ta'budooo illal laah; innanee lakum minhu nazeerunw wa basheer )

2. That worship not but Allah. No doubt. I am to you a warner from Him and a bearer of glad-tidings (5).

وَأَنِ ٱسۡتَغۡفِرُواْ رَبَّكُمۡ ثُمَّ تُوبُوٓاْ إِلَيۡهِ يُمَتِّعۡكُم مَّتَٰعًا حَسَنًا إِلَىٰٓ أَجَلٖ مُّسَمّٗى وَيُؤۡتِ كُلَّ ذِي فَضۡلٖ فَضۡلَهُۥۖ وَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَإِنِّيٓ أَخَافُ عَلَيۡكُمۡ عَذَابَ يَوۡمٖ كَبِيرٍ
Transliteration:( Wa anis taghfiroo Rabbakum summa toobooo ilaihi yumatti'kum mataa'an hasanan ilaaa ajalim musammanw wa yu'ti kulla zee fadlin fadlahoo wa in tawallaw fa inneee akhaafu 'alaikum 'azaaba Yawmin Kabeer )

3. And that you ask forgiveness from your Lord then repent to Him (6). He will give you a good provision until an appointed term. And will cause to reach His grace (7), to every man of grace, and if you turn your face. Then I fear for you the torment of a great Day (8).

إِلَى ٱللَّهِ مَرۡجِعُكُمۡۖ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيۡءٖ قَدِيرٌ
Transliteration:( Ilal laahi marji'ukum wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shai'in Qadeer )

4. Towards Allah is your return (9). and he is potent over every thing (10).

أَلَآ إِنَّهُمۡ يَثۡنُونَ صُدُورَهُمۡ لِيَسۡتَخۡفُواْ مِنۡهُۚ أَلَا حِينَ يَسۡتَغۡشُونَ ثِيَابَهُمۡ يَعۡلَمُ مَا يُسِرُّونَ وَمَا يُعۡلِنُونَۚ إِنَّهُۥ عَلِيمُۢ بِذَاتِ ٱلصُّدُورِ
Transliteration:( Alaa innahum yasnoona sudoorahum liyastakhfoo minh; alaa heena yastaghshoona siyaabahum ya'lamu maa yusirroona wa maa yu'linoon; innahoo 'aleemun bizaatis sudoor (End Juz 11) )

5. Listen, they fold up their breasts that they may hide from Allah (11). Listen, When they cover their whole body with their garments. Allah knows what they conceal and what they reveal.(12). No doubt He is the Knower of all the thoughts within the breasts.

۞وَمَا مِن دَآبَّةٖ فِي ٱلۡأَرۡضِ إِلَّا عَلَى ٱللَّهِ رِزۡقُهَا وَيَعۡلَمُ مُسۡتَقَرَّهَا وَمُسۡتَوۡدَعَهَاۚ كُلّٞ فِي كِتَٰبٖ مُّبِينٖ
Transliteration:( Wa maa min daaabbatin fil ardi illaa 'alal laahi rizquhaa wa ya'lamu mustaqarrahaa wa mustawda'ahaa; kullun fee Kitaabim Mubeen )

6. And there is none moving (13), on this earth. The provision (14), of that is not upon the generous responsibility of Allah and He knows its place of stay (15), and the place of return. All is recorded in a clear explanatory Book.(16)

وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِي خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٖ وَكَانَ عَرۡشُهُۥ عَلَى ٱلۡمَآءِ لِيَبۡلُوَكُمۡ أَيُّكُمۡ أَحۡسَنُ عَمَلٗاۗ وَلَئِن قُلۡتَ إِنَّكُم مَّبۡعُوثُونَ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ ٱلۡمَوۡتِ لَيَقُولَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٓاْ إِنۡ هَٰذَآ إِلَّا سِحۡرٞ مُّبِينٞ
Transliteration:( Wa Huwal lazee khalaqas samaawaati wal arda fee sittati aiyaaminw wa kaana 'Arshuhoo alal maaa'i liyabluwakum aiyukum ahsanu 'amalaa; wa la'in qulta innakum mab'oosoona min ba'dil mawti la yaqoolannal lazeena kafaroo in haazaaa illaa sihrum mubeen )

7. And it is he who has creatd the heavens and earth in six days (17), and His Throne was on the water. That He might try you, as to whose work (18), of you is best. And if you say, undoubtedly you shall be raised after death then the infidels will surely say this is not but a magic manifest (19).

وَلَئِنۡ أَخَّرۡنَا عَنۡهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابَ إِلَىٰٓ أُمَّةٖ مَّعۡدُودَةٖ لَّيَقُولُنَّ مَا يَحۡبِسُهُۥٓۗ أَلَا يَوۡمَ يَأۡتِيهِمۡ لَيۡسَ مَصۡرُوفًا عَنۡهُمۡ وَحَاقَ بِهِم مَّا كَانُواْ بِهِۦ يَسۡتَهۡزِءُونَ
Transliteration:( Wala'in akharnaa 'anhumul 'azaaba ilaaa ummatim ma'doodatil la yaqoolunna maa yahbisuh; alaa yawma ya'teehim laisa masroofan 'anhum wa haaqa bihim maa kaanoo bihee yastahzi'oon )

8. And if we defer from them the torment for a counted period, (20), then they would certainly say. What has detained? Listen, "the day when it will come to them. It shall not be averted from them, and the same torment which they used to mock at shall encompass them.

وَلَئِنۡ أَذَقۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ مِنَّا رَحۡمَةٗ ثُمَّ نَزَعۡنَٰهَا مِنۡهُ إِنَّهُۥ لَيَـُٔوسٞ كَفُورٞ
Transliteration:( Wa la'in azaqnal insaana minnaa rahmatan summa naza'naahaa minhu, innahoo laya'oosun kafoor )

9. And if we let man taste (21), Our any mercy, then take it away from him. Surely he is despairing, ungrateful.

وَلَئِنۡ أَذَقۡنَٰهُ نَعۡمَآءَ بَعۡدَ ضَرَّآءَ مَسَّتۡهُ لَيَقُولَنَّ ذَهَبَ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتُ عَنِّيٓۚ إِنَّهُۥ لَفَرِحٞ فَخُورٌ
Transliteration:( Wala'in azaqnaahu na'maaa'a ba'da darraaa'a massat hu la yaqoolanna zahabas saiyiaatu 'anneee; innahoo lafarihun fakhoor )

10. And if We let him taste the favour after the hardship that has reached to him. Then he will surlely say (22), the evils have gone from me. No doubt. He is joyous, boastful (23).

According to the Glorious Quran, Surah Hud is the 11th chapter (surah). Surah Hud has 123 ayaat (verses) and was revealed in Makkah before Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) migrated to Medina. There are two parts to this surah: 11th juz contains verses 1-5 and 12th juz contains verses 6-12.

This Surah was revealed during the latter period of the Prophet's time in Makkah, and likely straight after Surah Yunus. Allah is the One Who nourishes and sustains all beings. The Qur'an contains the direct Word of Allah and is not fabricated by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Different styles of lectures from Nuh, Hud, Saleh, Lut and Shu'aib were given to their people who rejected the prophets' messages that brought them misfortune. Through this Surah, Allah has taught us virtuousness that will eliminate wickedness, also granting man freedom to choose whether to believe or not.

This Surah emphasizes the importance of accepting Allah's message, obeying the Prophet, and discarding shirk. People should live with the knowledge that they will be held accountable for their actions on the Day of Judgement. It serves as a warning to those who put their faith in worldly life and reject the Prophets' messages, for they often face unpleasant consequences. Furthermore, one should not be deceived by a delay in punishment - it is only a grace from Allah to give them respite and time to mend their ways. As exemplified by the stories of Nuh, Hud, Saleh, Lut, Shu'aib and Musa in Al-Qur'an, Allah does not spare any disbeliever even if they happen to be close relatives of a Prophet. The stories of Nuh and Lut also demonstrate that one's relationship should revolve around faith rather than earthly ties.

Surah Hud English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah Hud 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 Hud 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 Hud.

Surah Hud English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah Hud 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 123 verses / Ayat in Surah Hud

Surah Hud was revealed in Makkah

Surah Hud can be found in Juz or Para 11-12

There are 10 Ruku in Surah Hud

Surah number of Surah Hud is 11

The meaning of Surah Hud is Hud

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

Dear bothers and sisters as a Sunni Muslim we cannot say any Translation and Tafseer was as long it conforms with the 4 school of thoughts. But here at quran4ever.com, we have included Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is most comprehensive tafsir. Apart from that we have also included tafsir of Mufti Ahmad Yaar khan, Tafsir-e-Naeemi of Surah Hud.

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