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Surah Tariq Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

إِن كُلُّ نَفْسٍۢ لَّمَّا عَلَيْهَا حَافِظٌۭ
In kullu nafsil lammaa ‘alaihaa haafiz

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
There is no soul but that it has over it a protector.

Yusuf Ali
There is no soul but has a protector over it.

Abul Ala Maududi
There is no living being but there is a protector over it.

Muhsin Khan
There is no human being but has a protector over him (or her) (i.e. angels incharge of each human being guarding him, writing his good and bad deeds, etc.)

Pickthall
No human soul but hath a guardian over it.

Dr. Ghali
Decidedly over every self there is assuredly a Preserver.

Abdel Haleem
there is a watcher over every soul.

Quran 86 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Tariq ayat 4, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(86:4) There is no living being but there is a protector over it.[1]


1. A Guardian: Allah Almighty Himself, who is looking after and watching over every creature, big or small, in the earth and heavens. He it is who has brought everything into existence, who is maintaining and sustaining everything in its place and position, and who has taken the responsibility to provide for every creature and to protect it from calamities till an appointed time. On this, an oath has been sworn by the heaven and by every star and planet which appears in the darkness of the night. (Although lexically, an-najm ath-thaqib is singular, it does not imply any one star but the star in the generic sense). The oath signifies that the existence of each star (among the countless stars and planets that shine in the sky at night) testifies to the fact that there is a Being who has created it, illuminated it, suspended it in space, and thus is watching over it in a manner that neither it falls from its place nor collides with any other of the countless stars in their movements, nor does any other star collide with it.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tariq verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tariq ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 10.

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