Surah Lail Ayat 13 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 13
And indeed, to Us belongs the Hereafter and the first [life].
And verily unto Us (belong) the End and the Beginning.
and to Us belong the Next Life and the present.
And truly, unto Us (belong) the last (Hereafter) and the first (this world).
And lo! unto Us belong the latter portion and the former.
And surely to Us (belong) indeed the Hereafter and the First (i.e., the present life).
this world and the next belong to Us––
Quran 93 Verse 13 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Lail ayat 13, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(92:13) and to Us belong the Next Life and the present.
8. This statement has several meanings and all are correct:
(1) That from the world till the Hereafter, you are nowhere beyond Our grasp, for Ours are both this and the next world.
(2) That both this world and the Hereafter are in any case under Our sovereignty, whether you follow the way shown by Us or not. If you adopt error, you will not harm Us but only yourselves; and if you adopt the right way, you will not do any good to Us, but will do good only to yourselves. Your disobedience cannot cause any decrease in Our sovereignty and your obedience cannot cause any increase in it.
(3) That We alone are Master of both the worlds. If you seek the world, We alone can grant it; and if you seek the well being of the Hereafter, We alone have the power to bestow it too.
This very theme has been expressed in Surah Aal-Imran, Ayat 145: Whoso makes effort with the intention of the reward of this world, We will reward him in this world, and whoso makes effort with the intention of the reward of the Hereafter, We shall grant him thereof. And the same has been expressed in Surah Ash-Shuara, Ayat 20, thus: Whoever seeks the harvest of the Hereafter, We do increase his harvest; and whoever seeks the harvest of this world, We do give him of it here, but in the Hereafter he will have no share at all. (For explanation, see (E.N. 105 of Surah Al-Imran); (E.N. 37 of Surah Ash-Shura).
The tafsir of Surah Al-Lail verse 13 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Al-Lail ayat 12 which provides the complete commentary from verse 12 through 21.
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