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Surah Qamar Ayat 50 in Arabic Text

وَمَآ أَمْرُنَآ إِلَّا وَٰحِدَةٌۭ كَلَمْحٍۭ بِٱلْبَصَرِ
Wa maaa amrunaaa illaa waahidatun ka lamhin bil basar

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 50

Sahih International
And Our command is but one, like a glance of the eye.

Yusuf Ali
And Our Command is but a single (Act),- like the twinkling of an eye.

Abul Ala Maududi
Our command consists of only one Word which is carried out in the twinkling of an eye.

Muhsin Khan
And Our Commandment is but one, as the twinkling of an eye.

Pickthall
And Our commandment is but one (commandment), as the twinkling of an eye.

Dr. Ghali
And in no way is Our Command anything except one (Word), as the twinkling of the eye. (Literally: the power of beholding)

Abdel Haleem
when We ordain something it happens at once, in the blink of an eye;

Quran 54 Verse 50 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qamar ayat 50, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(54:50) Our command consists of only one Word which is carried out in the twinkling of an eye.[26]


26. That is, We shall not have to make any lengthy preparations for bringing about Resurrection, nor will it take long to come. For no sooner will a command be issued forth from Us, it will take place in the twinkling of an eye.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qamar verse 50 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qamar ayat 47 which provides the complete commentary from verse 47 through 55.

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