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Surah Ghashiyah Ayat 22 in Arabic Text

لَّسْتَ عَلَيْهِم بِمُصَيْطِرٍ
Lasta ‘alaihim bimusaitir

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 22

Sahih International
You are not over them a controller.

Yusuf Ali
Thou art not one to manage (men’s) affairs.

Abul Ala Maududi
and are not invested with the authority to compel them.

Muhsin Khan
You are not a dictator over them.

Pickthall
Thou art not at all a warder over them.

Dr. Ghali
You are not in any way a dominator over them,

Abdel Haleem
you are not there to control them.

Quran 88 Verse 22 Explanation

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

(88:22) and are not invested with the authority to compel them.[8]


8. That is, if a person does not listen to reason, he may not. You have not been appointed to force the will of the deniers: your only task is to distinguish the right from the wrong for the people and warn them of the consequences of following the wrong way; so this is the task you should continue to perform.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ghashiyah 22 verse by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ghashiyah ayat 17 which provides the complete commentary from verse 17 through 26.

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