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Surah Haqqah Ayat 17 in Arabic Text

وَٱلْمَلَكُ عَلَىٰٓ أَرْجَآئِهَا ۚ وَيَحْمِلُ عَرْشَ رَبِّكَ فَوْقَهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍۢ ثَمَـٰنِيَةٌۭ
Wal malaku ‘alaaa arjaaa’ihaa; wa yahmilu ‘Arsha Rabbika fawqahum yawma’izin samaaniyah

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 17

Sahih International
And the angels are at its edges. And there will bear the Throne of your Lord above them, that Day, eight [of them].

Yusuf Ali
And the angels will be on its sides, and eight will, that Day, bear the Throne of thy Lord above them.

Abul Ala Maududi
and the angels will stand on the sides, with eight of them bearing aloft the Throne of your Lord on that Day.

Muhsin Khan
And the angels will be on its sides, and eight angels will, that Day, bear the Throne of your Lord above them.

Pickthall
And the angels will be on the sides thereof, and eight will uphold the Throne of thy Lord that day, above them.

Dr. Ghali
1 And the (commanded) Angels will be upon its dimensions, and upon that Day eight will bear above them the Throne of your Lord.

Abdel Haleem
The angels will be on all sides of it and, on that Day, eight of them will bear the throne of your Lord above them.

Quran 69 Verse 17 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Haqqah ayat 17, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(69:17) and the angels will stand on the sides, with eight of them bearing aloft the Throne[11] of your Lord on that Day.


11. This is an ambiguous verse the meaning of which is difficult to determine. We can neither know what the Throne is nor can understand what will be the nature of the eight angels upholding it on the Day of Resurrection. It is, however inconceivable that Allah Almighty would be sitting on the Throne and the eight angels would be upholding it along with Him. The verse also does not say that Allah at that time would be sitting on the Throne. Besides, the conception of God that the Quran gives also prevents one from imagining that the Being Who is free from physical existence as to body, direction and place, should be residing somewhere and His creatures should sustain Him. Therefore, pursuing any research to determine its meaning would be tantamount to disbelief. However, one should understand that in order to give an idea of Allah Almighty’s rule and sovereignty, and of the matters associated with it, the same scene has been depicted by the Quran as of worldly kingship and the same terms have been used for it as are common for kingship and its accompaniments in order to enable us to understand matters pertaining to sovereignty of the universe to some extent only by means of this very scene and terms. All this is meant to bring the real Truth within human understanding; it is not, therefore, right to take it literally.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Haqqah verse 17 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Haqqah ayat 13 which provides the complete commentary from verse 13 through 18.

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