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Surah Haqqah Ayat 19 in Arabic Text

فَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِىَ كِتَـٰبَهُۥ بِيَمِينِهِۦ فَيَقُولُ هَآؤُمُ ٱقْرَءُوا۟ كِتَـٰبِيَهْ
Fa ammaa man ootiya kitaabahoo biyameenihee fa yaqoolu haaa’umuq ra’oo kitaabiyah

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 19

Sahih International
So as for he who is given his record in his right hand, he will say, “Here, read my record!

Yusuf Ali
Then he that will be given his Record in his right hand will say: “Ah here! Read ye my Record!

Abul Ala Maududi
On that Day, he whose Record is given to him in his right hand will say: “Lo! Read my Record!

Muhsin Khan
Then as for him who will be given his Record in his right hand will say: “Take, read my Record!

Pickthall
Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my book!

Dr. Ghali
1 So, as for him whose book is brought to him in (Literally: with) his right hand, he will then say, ” (Now), here you are! Read my book.

Abdel Haleem
Anyone who is given his Record in his right hand will say, ‘Here is my Record, read it.

Quran 69 Verse 19 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Haqqah ayat 19, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(69:19) On that Day, he whose Record is given to him in his right hand[12] will say: “Lo! Read my Record![13]


12. The record’s being given in the right hand will by itself show that the concerned person’s account is clear and settled and he is appearing in the divine court as a righteous man and not as a culprit. It is probable that at the time the records are distributed the righteous man himself will extend his right hand forward to receive his record. For on account of the good treatment that he would have received right from the moment of death till his appearance in the Plain of Assembly at Resurrection would have given him the satisfaction that he was there to be blessed and not to be punished. At many a place in the Quran it has been explicitly stated that right at death itself it becomes clear to every man whether he is entering the next world in a blessed or wretched state. Then from the moment of death till Resurrection the righteous man is treated like a guest and the evil man as a culprit under custody. After this, from the time the second life starts on the Day of Resurrection, the condition and state of the righteous is entirely different from the condition and state of the disbelievers, hypocrites and culprits. (For details, see (Surah Al-Anfaal, Ayat 50); (Surah An-Nahl, Ayats 28-32); (Surah Bani Israil, Ayat 97); (Surah TaHa, Ayats 102, 103, 124-126); (Surah Al-Anbiya, Ayats 1-3); (Surah Al-Furqan, Ayat 24); (Surah An-Naml, Ayat 89); (Surah Saba, Ayat 51); (Surah YaSeen, Ayats 26-27); (Surah Al-Momin, Ayats 45-46); (Surah Muhammad, Ayat 27); (Surah Qaf, Ayats 19-23 )and the corresponding Notes.

13. That is, he will be overjoyed as soon as he receives his record and will show it to his companions. In( Surah Allnshiqaq, Ayat 9), it has been said: He will return to his kinsfolk rejoicing.

Ibn-Kathir

19. Then as for him who will be given his Record in his right hand will say: “Here! read my Record!” 20. “Surely, I did believe that I shall meet my account!” 21. So, he shall be in a life, well-pleasing. 22. In a lofty Paradise, 23. The fruits in bunches whereof will be low and near at hand. 24. Eat and drink at ease for that which you have sent on before you in days past!


The Happiness of the Person Who will receive His Book in His Right Hand and His Good Situation

Allah informs of the happiness of those who receive their Book in the right hand on the Day of Judgement and being pleased with this. Out of his extreme pleasure is his saying to everyone that he meets,

﴿هَآؤُمُ اقْرَؤُاْ كِتَـبيَهْ﴾

(Here! read my Record!) meaning, `take my Book and read it.’ He will say this because he knows that what is in it is good and purely virtuous deeds. He will be of those whom Allah replaced their bad deeds (evils) with good deeds. `Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd said, “The meaning of

﴿هَآؤُمُ اقْرَؤُاْ كِتَـبيَهْ﴾

(Here! read my Record!) is `Here, read my Book.’… The suffix `Um’ is a grammatical addition.” This is what he (`Abdur-Rahman) said. It seems apparent that the suffix `Um’ means here `you all.’ Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that `Abdullah bin `Abdullah bin Hanzalah – and he (Hanzalah) was the Companion who was washed by the angels for his funeral – said, “Verily, Allah will stop His servant on the Day of Judgement and He will make his sins appear on the outside of his Book of Records. Then He will say to him, `Did you do this’ The servant will respond, `Yes my Lord.’ Then Allah will say to him, `I will not expose you (or dishonor you) for it, for verily, I have forgiven you. ‘ The person will then say, `Here (you all) read my Book!”’

﴿إِنِّى ظَنَنتُ أَنِّى مُلَـقٍ حِسَابِيَهْ ﴾

(Surely, I did believe that I shall meet my account!) This will be when he (the servant of Allah) will be saved from being disgraced and exposed on the Day of Judgement. In the Sahih, it is recorded from Ibn `Umar that he was asked about the private counsel. He responded by saying that he heard the Messenger of Allah saying,

«يُدْنِي اللهُ الْعَبْدَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فَيُقَرِّرُهُ بِذُنُوبِهِ كُلِّهَا، حَتْى إِذَا رَأَى أَنَّهُ قَدْ هَلَكَ قَالَ اللهُ تَعَالى: إِنِّي سَتَرْتُهَا عَلَيْكَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَأَنَا أَغْفِرُهَا لَكَ الْيَوْمَ، ثُمَّ يُعْطَى كِتَابَ حَسَنَاتِهِ بِيَمِينِهِ. وَأَمَّا الْكَافِرُ وَالْمُنَافِقُ فَيَقُولُ الْأَشْهَادُ

﴿هَـؤُلاءِ الَّذِينَ كَذَبُواْ عَلَى رَبِّهِمْ أَلاَ لَعْنَةُ اللَّهِ عَلَى الظَّـلِمِينَ﴾»

(Allah will bring the servant close (to Him) on the Day of Judgement and make him confess all of his sins. This will continue until the servant thinks that he is about to be destroyed. Then Allah will say, “Verily, I have concealed these sins for you in the worldly life and I have forgiven you for them today.” Then he will be given his Book of good deeds in his right hand. However, about the disbeliever and the hypocrite, the witnesses will say, (“These are those who lied on their Lord, and verily, the curse of Allah is on the wrongdoers.”)) Allah’s statement,

﴿إِنِّى ظَنَنتُ أَنِّى مُلَـقٍ حِسَابِيَهْ ﴾

(Surely, I did believe that I shall meet my account!) means, `I used to be certain in the worldly life that this day would definitely come.’ This is as Allah says,

﴿الَّذِينَ يَظُنُّونَ أَنَّهُم مُّلَـقُوا رَبِّهِمْ﴾

((They are those) who are certain that they are going to meet their Lord.) (2:46) Allah then says,

﴿فَهُوَ فِى عِيشَةٍ رَّاضِيَةٍ ﴾

(So he shall be in a life, well-pleasing.) (69:21) meaning, pleasant.

﴿فِى جَنَّةٍ عَالِيَةٍ ﴾

(In a lofty Paradise,) meaning, having elevated castles, beautiful wide-eyed maidens, pleasant stations and eternal joy. It has been confirmed in the Sahih that the Prophet said,

«إِنَّ الْجَنَّةَ مِائَةُ دَرَجَةٍ مَا بَيْنَ كُلِّ دَرَجَتَيْنِ كَمَا بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْض»

(Verily, Paradise has one hundred levels and between each level is a distance like the distance between the earth and the sky.) Then Allah says,

﴿قُطُوفُهَا دَانِيَةٌ ﴾

(The fruits in bunches whereof will be low and near at hand.) Al-Bara’ bin `Azib said, “This means close enough for one of them (the people of Paradise) to reach them while he is lying on his bed.” More than one person has said this. Then Allah says,

﴿كُلُواْ وَاشْرَبُواْ هَنِيئَاً بِمَآ أَسْلَفْتُمْ فِى الاٌّيَّامِ الْخَالِيَةِ ﴾

(Eat and drink at ease for that which you have sent on before you in days past!) meaning, this will be said to them as an invitation to them of blessing, favor and goodness. For verily, it has been confirmed in the Sahih that the Messenger of Allah said,

«اعْمَلُوا وَسَدِّدُوا وَقَارِبُوا، وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ أَحَدًا مِنْكُمْ لَنْ يُدْخِلَهُ عَمَلُهُ الْجَنَّة»

(Work deeds, strive, seek to draw near (to Allah) and know that none of you will be admited into Paradise because of his deeds.) They (the Companions) said, “Not even you O Messenger of Allah” He replied,

«وَلَا أَنَا إِلَّا أَنْ يَتَغَمَّدَنِيَ اللهُ بِرَحْمَةٍ مِنْهُ وَفَضْل»

(Not even me, except if Allah covers me with mercy from Himself and grace. )

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