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Surah Duha Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

وَلَلْـَٔاخِرَةُ خَيْرٌۭ لَّكَ مِنَ ٱلْأُولَىٰ
Walal-aakhiratu khairul laka minal-oola

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
And the Hereafter is better for you than the first [life].

Yusuf Ali
And verily the Hereafter will be better for thee than the present.

Abul Ala Maududi
Indeed what is to come will be better for you than what has gone by.

Muhsin Khan
And indeed the Hereafter is better for you than the present (life of this world).

Pickthall
And verily the latter portion will be better for thee than the former,

Dr. Ghali
And indeed the Hereafter will be more charitable (i.e., better) for you than the First (i.e., the present life).

Abdel Haleem
and the future will be better for you than the past;

Quran 93 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Duha 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

(93:4) Indeed what is to come will be better for you than what has gone by.[4]


4. This good news was given by Allah to the Prophet (peacebe upon him) in a state when he had only a handful ofMuslims with him, the entire nation was hostile and therewas not even a remote chance of success. The candle ofIslam was flickering only in Makkah and storms werebrewing all around to blow it out. At that juncture Allahsaid to His Prophet (peace be upon him): Do not at allgrieve at the hardships of the initial stage, every laterperiod of life will be better for you than the former period.Your power and glory, your honor and prestige will go onenhancing and your influence will go on spreading. Thispromise is not only confined to the world, but it alsoincludes the promise that the rank and position you will begranted in the Hereafter will be far higher and nobler thanthe rank and position you attain in the world. Tabarani inAwsat and Baihaqi in Ad-Dalail have related on theauthority of Ibn Abbas that the Prophet (peace be uponhim) said: All the victories which would be attained by myUmmah after me, were presented before me. This pleasedme much. Then, Allah sent down this Word, saying: TheHereafter is far better for you than the world.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ad-Duha verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ad-Duha ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 11.

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