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Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 23 in Arabic Text

وَإِنَّا لَنَحْنُ نُحْىِۦ وَنُمِيتُ وَنَحْنُ ٱلْوَٰرِثُونَ
Wa innnaa la nahnu nuhyee wa numeetu wa nahnul waarisoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 23

Sahih International
And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.

Yusuf Ali
And verily, it is We Who give life, and Who give death: it is We Who remain inheritors (after all else passes away).

Abul Ala Maududi
It is indeed We Who grant life and cause death and it is We who shall be the sole Inheritors of all.

Muhsin Khan
And certainly We! We it is Who give life, and cause death, and We are the Inheritors.

Pickthall
Lo! and it is We, even We, Who quicken and give death, and We are the Inheritor.

Dr. Ghali
And surely We, Ever We, indeed give life and make to die, and We are the inheritors.

Abdel Haleem
It is We who give life and death; it is We who inherit [everything].

Quran 15 Verse 23 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Hijr ayat 23, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(15:23) It is indeed We Who grant life and cause death and it is We who shall be the sole Inheritors of all.[15]


15. It is to impress this: Your worldly life and all you possess are transitory and temporary, and Allah alone is Eternal. Your end shall come sooner or later, and you shall leave everything behind in this world, which will again become a part of Our treasure.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Hijr verse 23 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hijr ayat 21 which provides the complete commentary from verse 21 through 25.

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