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Surah Fajr Ayat 22 in Arabic Text

وَجَآءَ رَبُّكَ وَٱلْمَلَكُ صَفًّۭا صَفًّۭا
Wa jaaa’a Rabbuka wal malaku saffan saffaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 22

Sahih International
And your Lord has come and the angels, rank upon rank,

Yusuf Ali
And thy Lord cometh, and His angels, rank upon rank,

Abul Ala Maududi
and when your Lord appears with rows upon rows of angels,

Muhsin Khan
And your Lord comes with the angels in rows,

Pickthall
And thy Lord shall come with angels, rank on rank,

Dr. Ghali
And your Lord comes, and the Angels rank on rank,

Abdel Haleem
when your Lord comes with the angels, rank upon rank,

Quran 89 Verse 22 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Fajr ayat 22, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(89:22) and when your Lord appears[16] with rows upon rows of angels,


16. Although literally the words jaa Rabbuka mean your Lord will come, obviously there cannot be any question of Allah Almighty’s moving from one place to another; therefore, this will inevitably have to be understood as an allegoric expression, which is meant to give an idea that at that time the manifestations of Allah Almighty’s power and His majesty and sovereignty will appear fully, as, for example, in the world the arrival of a king in person in the court is more awe-inspiring than the mere array of his forces and chiefs and nobles.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Fajr verse 22 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Fajr ayat 21 which provides the complete commentary from verse 21 through 30.

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