١٧. تَدْعُو مَنْ أَدْبَرَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ
17. TadAAoo man adbara watawalla
English Translation
It invites he who turned his back [on truth] and went away [from obedience]
It will summon whoever turns his back and flees,
It calls out to him who reverted and turned away.
calling him who drew back and turned away,
It shall calll him who turneth back and backslideth.
Calling: [O Kafir (O disbeliever in Allah, His angels, His Book, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection and in Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments), O Mushrik (O polytheist, disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah)] (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from Faith) [picking and swallowing them up from that great gathering of mankind (on the Day of Resurrection) just as a bird picks up a food-grain from the earth with its beak and swallows it up] [Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 18, Page 289]
It invites him who once turned his back and fled.
It shall insistently summon him who turned his back and retreated,
Calling (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces.
It calleth him who turned and fled (from truth),
It invites him, who has turned back [from the truth] and forsaken [it],
and it shall call him who withdrew and turned his back
and drag into it anyone who has turned away (from obeying God),
It shall claim him who turned and fled (from truth),
and it will claim all those who turned their backs [on the true faith] and turned away [from the truth],
Inviting (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from the Right).
Surah 70
Quran Surah Al-Ma'aarij ( Verse 17 ) with English Translation تَدْعُو مَنْ أَدْبَرَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ