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Surah Alaq Ayat 14 in Arabic Text

أَلَمۡ يَعۡلَم بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَرَىٰ
Alam y’alam bi-an nal lahaa yaraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 14

Sahih International
Does he not know that Allah sees?

Yusuf Ali
Knoweth he not that Allah doth see?

Abul Ala Maududi
Does he not know that Allah sees everything?

Muhsin Khan
Knows he not that Allah does see (what he does)?

Is he then unaware that Allah seeth?

Dr. Ghali
Does he not know that Allah sees?

Abdel Haleem
Does he not realize that God sees all?

Muhammad Junagarhi
کیا اس نے نہیں جانا کہ اللہ تعالیٰ اسے خوب دیکھ رہا ہے

Quran 96 Verse 14 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Alaq ayat 14, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(96:14) Does he not know that Allah sees everything?[11]

11. The audience here apparently is every just man, who is being asked: Have you watched the act of the person who prevents a servant from God’s worship? What do you think: if the servant be rightly guided, or warning the people to fear God and refrain from evil, and this forbidden be denying the truth and turning away from it, what will his act be like? Could this man adopt such an attitude had he known that Allah is watching the man who is exhorting others to piety as well as him who is denying the truth and turning away from it? Allah’s watching the oppressor and his wrongdoing and the oppressed and his misery by itself implies that He will punish the oppressor and redress the grievances of the wronged and downtrodden person.


The tafsir of Surah Alaq verse 14 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Alaq ayat 6 which provides the complete commentary from verse 6 through 19.

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