Surah Ahzab Ayat 8 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 8
That He may question the truthful about their truth. And He has prepared for the disbelievers a painful punishment.
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.
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.
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).
That He may ask the loyal of their loyalty. And He hath prepared a painful doom for the unfaithful.
That He might ask the sincere of their sincerity; and He has prepared for the disbelievers a painful torment.
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.
(33:8) 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.
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).
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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