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سورة العنكبوت

29. Al-Ankaboot

The Spider

Total verses: 69
Revealed in: Mecca

- Saheeh International (English)
- Mawlana Fateh Muhammad Jalandhari (Urdu)

The surah that mentions the practical fragility of the webbed home of The Spider as an analogy for those who take false deities as a shelter. It takes its name from verse 41 which mentions "the spider" (ʿankabūt). The surah stresses that believers will be tested and that they should remain steadfast. The misconceptions of disbelievers regarding the nature of revelation and the Prophet are addressed. References are made to earlier prophets and details given of the punishments brought on those who denied them.

- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic)
- Ibrahim Walk (English)
- Shamshad Ali Khan (Urdu)
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Tafsir (Bayanul Quran):
Detailed verse by verse explanation of Quran in Urdu by Late Dr. Israr Ahmad.

مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ كَمَثَلِ الْعَنْكَبُوتِ اتَّخَذَتْ بَيْتًا ۖ وَإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ الْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ الْعَنْكَبُوتِ ۖ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ ﴿٤١﴾
٤١ - جن لوگوں نے خدا کے سوا (اوروں کو) کارساز بنا رکھا ہے اُن کی مثال مکڑی کی سی ہے کہ وہ بھی ایک (طرح کا) گھر بناتی ہے۔ اور کچھ شک نہیں کہ تمام گھروں سے کمزور مکڑی کا گھر ہے کاش یہ (اس بات کو) جانتے .
[29:41] The example of those who take allies other than Allah is like that of the spider who takes a home. And indeed, the weakest of homes is the home of the spider, if they only knew.
[Transliteration] Masalul lazeenat takhazoo min doonil laahi awliyaaa'a kamasalil 'ankaboot, ittakhazat baitaa, wa inna awhanal buyooti la baitul 'ankaboot, law kaanoo ya'lamoon
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