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Surah Lail Ayat 18 in Arabic Text

ٱلَّذِى يُؤْتِى مَالَهُۥ يَتَزَكَّىٰ
Allazee yu’tee maalahoo yatazakkaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 18

Sahih International
[He] who gives [from] his wealth to purify himself

Yusuf Ali
Those who spend their wealth for increase in self-purification,

Abul Ala Maududi
the Godfearing who spends his wealth to purify himself;

Muhsin Khan
He who spends his wealth for increase in self-purification,

Pickthall
Who giveth his wealth that he may grow (in goodness).

Dr. Ghali
(He) who brings (forth) his wealth to cleanse himself.

Abdel Haleem
who gives his wealth away as self-purification,

Quran 93 Verse 18 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Lail ayat 18, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(92:18) the Godfearing who spends his wealth to purify himself;[9]


9. This does not mean that no one will enter the fire except the most wretched one, and no one will be saved from it except the most pious one but the object is to describe the extremely contradictory fate of the two extremely contradictory characters. One of them is the person who belies the teachings of Allah and His Messenger and turns away from obedience; the other one is the person, who not only believes but also spends his wealth in the cause of Allah sincerely, without any desire for display and reputation, only in order to be regarded as a pure man in His eyes. Both these types of character were present in the Makkah society of that day. Therefore, without mentioning any name, the people have been told that the man of the first type of character only will burn in the fire of Hell and not the man of the second type of character. The man of the second type of character only will be kept away from it and not the man of the first type of character.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Lail verse 18 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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