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Surah Fajr Ayat 14 in Arabic Text

إِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَبِٱلْمِرْصَادِ
Inna Rabbaka labil mirsaad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 14

Sahih International
Indeed, your Lord is in observation.

Yusuf Ali
For thy Lord is (as a Guardian) on a watch-tower.

Abul Ala Maududi
Truly your Lord is ever watchful.

Muhsin Khan
Verily, your Lord is Ever Watchful (over them).

Pickthall
Lo! thy Lord is ever watchful.

Dr. Ghali
Surely your Lord is indeed Ever-Observing.

Abdel Haleem
Your Lord is always watchful.

Quran 89 Verse 14 Explanation

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

Ala-Maududi

(89:14) Truly your Lord is ever watchful.[7]


7. The words “ever watchful in ambush” have been used metaphorically for keeping watch on the movements and activities of the wicked and mischievous people. An ambush is a place where a person lies hiding in wait to attack somebody by surprise. The victim, thoughtless of his fate, comes and falls a prey. The same is the case against Allah of those wicked people who spread mischief in the world and have no sense and fear that there is God above them, Who is watching all their misdeeds. Therefore, they go on committing everyday more and more evils fearlessly until they reach the limit which Allah does not permit them to transgress. At that very moment His scourge descends upon them suddenly.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Fajr verse 14 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Fajr ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 14.

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