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Surah Al-An’am Ayat 61 in Arabic Text

وَهُوَ ٱلْقَاهِرُ فَوْقَ عِبَادِهِۦ ۖ وَيُرْسِلُ عَلَيْكُمْ حَفَظَةً حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا جَآءَ أَحَدَكُمُ ٱلْمَوْتُ تَوَفَّتْهُ رُسُلُنَا وَهُمْ لَا يُفَرِّطُونَ
Wa huwal qaahiru fawqa ‘ibaadihee wa yursilu ‘alaikum hafazatan hattaaa izaa jaaa’a ahadakumul mawtu tawaffathu rusulunaa wa hum laa yufarritoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 61

Sahih International
And He is the subjugator over His servants, and He sends over you guardian-angels until, when death comes to one of you, Our messengers take him, and they do not fail [in their duties].

Yusuf Ali
He is the irresistible, (watching) from above over His worshippers, and He sets guardians over you. At length, when death approaches one of you, Our angels take his soul, and they never fail in their duty.

Abul Ala Maududi
And He alone holds sway over His servants and sets guardians over you till death approaches any of you and Our deputed angels take his soul, neglecting no part of their task.

Muhsin Khan
He is the Irresistible, Supreme over His slaves, and He sends guardians (angels guarding and writing all of one’s good and bad deeds) over you, until when death approaches one of you, Our Messengers (angel of death and his assistants) take his soul, and they never neglect their duty.

Pickthall
He is the Omnipotent over His slaves. He sendeth guardians over you until, when death cometh unto one of you, Our messengers receive him, and they neglect not.

Dr. Ghali
And He is The Vanquisher above His bondmen, and He sends preservers over you till, when death comes to any of you, Our Messengers take him up, and they (i.e., the Messengers) do not ever neglect.

Abdel Haleem
He is the Supreme Master over His subjects. He sends out recorders to watch over you until, when death overtakes any of you, those sent by Us take his soul- they never fail in their duty.

Quran 6 Verse 61 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-An’am ayat 61, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(6:61) And He alone holds sway over His servants and sets guardians over you[40] till death approaches any of you and Our deputed angels take his soul, neglecting no part of their task.


40. The angels who keep watch and maintain a record of everything, i.e. all their movements, deeds and so on.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Anam verse 61 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anam ayat 60 which provides the complete commentary from verse 60 through 62.

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