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Surah Ahzab Ayat 8 in Arabic Text

لِّيَسْـَٔلَ ٱلصَّـٰدِقِينَ عَن صِدْقِهِمْ ۚ وَأَعَدَّ لِلْكَـٰفِرِينَ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًۭا
Liyas’alas saadiqeena ‘an sidqihim; wa a’adda lilkaa fireena ‘azaaban aleemaa (section 1)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 8

Sahih International
That He may question the truthful about their truth. And He has prepared for the disbelievers a painful punishment.

Yusuf Ali
That (Allah) may question the (custodians) of Truth concerning the Truth they (were charged with): And He has prepared for the Unbelievers a grievous Penalty.

Abul Ala Maududi
so that (their Lord) may question the truthful about their truthfulness. As for the unbelievers, He has kept a painful chastisement in store for them.

Muhsin Khan
That He may ask the truthfuls (Allah’s Messengers and His Prophets) about their truth (i.e. the conveyance of Allah’s Message that which they were charged with). And He has prepared for the disbelievers a painful torment (Hell-fire).

Pickthall
That He may ask the loyal of their loyalty. And He hath prepared a painful doom for the unfaithful.

Dr. Ghali
That He might ask the sincere of their sincerity; and He has prepared for the disbelievers a painful torment.

Abdel Haleem
God will question [even] the truthful about their sincerity, and for those who reject the truth He has prepared a painful torment.

Quran 33 Verse 8 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ahzab ayat 8, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(33:8) so that (their Lord) may question the truthful about their truthfulness.[16] As for the unbelievers, He has kept a painful chastisement in store for them.[17]


16. That is, Allah has not just taken the covenant but will also question as to how far it has been kept. Then only those who will have kept Allah’s covenant faithfully, will be declared to be the truthful.

17. To understand the theme of (Ayats 1-8) fully, these should be read together with (Ayats 36-41 of this Surah).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ahzab verse 8 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ahzab ayat 7 which provides the complete commentary from verse 7 through 8.

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