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Surah Ahzab Ayat 70 in Arabic Text

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَقُولُوا۟ قَوْلًۭا سَدِيدًۭا
Yaaa aiyuhal lazeena aamanut taqul laaha wa qooloo qawlan sadeedaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 70

Sahih International
O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice.

Yusuf Ali
O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and (always) say a word directed to the Right:

Abul Ala Maududi
Believers, fear Allah and speak the truth:

Muhsin Khan
O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth.

Pickthall
O ye who believe! Guard your duty to Allah, and speak words straight to the point;

Dr. Ghali
O you who have believed, be pious to Allah, and speak befitting words. (Literally: say a befitting saying)

Abdel Haleem
Believers, be mindful of God, speak in a direct fashion and to good purpose,

Quran 33 Verse 70 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ahzab ayat 70, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(33:70) Believers, fear Allah and speak the truth:


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

70. O you who believe! Have Taqwa of Allah and speak (always) the truth. 71. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed achieved a great victory.


The Command to the Believers to have Taqwa and speak the Truth

Here Allah commands His servants to have Taqwa of Him, worshipping Him as if they can see Him, and to

﴿قَوْلاً سَدِيداً﴾

(speak (always) the truth.) meaning, to speak in a straightforward manner, with no crookedness or distortion. He promises them that if they do that, He will reward them by making their deeds righteous, i.e., enabling them to do righteous deeds, and He will forgive them their past sins. With regard to whatever sins they may commit in the future, He will inspire them to repent from them. Then He says:

﴿وَمَن يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزاً عَظِيماً﴾

(And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed achieved a great victory.) meaning, he will be saved from the fire of Hell and will enjoy everlasting delights (in Paradise).

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