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Surah Adiyat Ayat 8 in Arabic Text

وَإِنَّهُۥ لِحُبِّ ٱلْخَيْرِ لَشَدِيدٌ
Wa innahu lihubbil khairi la shadeed

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 8

Sahih International
And indeed he is, in love of wealth, intense.

Yusuf Ali
And violent is he in his love of wealth.

Abul Ala Maududi
and surely he loves riches with a passionate loving.

Muhsin Khan
And verily, he is violent in the love of wealth.

Pickthall
And lo! in the love of wealth he is violent.

Dr. Ghali
And surely he is indeed constantly (passionate) in his love for charity (i.e., good things).

Abdel Haleem
he is truly excessive in his love of wealth.

Quran 100 Verse 8 Explanation

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

(100:8) and surely he loves riches with a passionate loving.[6]


6. Literally He is most ardent in the love of khair. But the word khair is not only used for goodness and virtue in Arabic but also for worldly wealth. In ( Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat 180), khair has been used in the meaning of worldly wealth. The context itself shows where khair has been used in the sense of goodness and where in that of worldly goods. The context of this verse clearly shows that here khair means worldly wealth and not virtue and goodness. For about the man who is ungrateful to his Lord and who by his conduct is himself testifying to his ingratitude it cannot be said that he is very ardent in the love of goodness and virtue.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Adiyat verse 8 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Adiyat ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 11.

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