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Surah Tin Ayat 8 in Arabic Text

أَلَيۡسَ ٱللَّهُ بِأَحۡكَمِ ٱلۡحَٰكِمِينَ
Alai sal laahu bi-ahkamil haakimeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 8

Sahih International
Is not Allah the most just of judges?

Yusuf Ali
Is not Allah the wisest of judges?

Abul Ala Maududi
Is not Allah the Greatest of all sovereigns?

Muhsin Khan
Is not Allah the Best of judges?

Is not Allah the most conclusive of all judges?

Dr. Ghali
Is not Allah The Most Judicious of Judges?

Abdel Haleem
Is God not the most decisive of judges?

Muhammad Junagarhi
کیا اللہ تعالیٰ (سب) حاکموں کا حاکم نہیں ہے

Quran 95 Verse 8 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Tin ayat 8, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(95:8) Is not Allah the Greatest of all sovereigns?[7]

7. That is, when you want and expect even the petty judges of the world to do justice, punish the culprits and reward the doers of good, what is your opinion about God? Is He not the greatest of all judges? If you think He is the greatest of all judges, do you think that He will not do any justice? Do you expect that He will treat the good and the evil alike? Will those who commit the vilest of deeds in the world and those who perform righteous deeds, both end in the dust: neither will any be punished for his evil deeds, nor any be rewarded for his good works.

Imam Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Abu Daud, Ibn al-Mundhir, Baihaqi, Hakim and Ibn Marduyah have related, on the authority of Abu Hurairah, that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: When one of you recites Surah Wat-teen waz-zaytun and reaches Alais-Allah-u bi-ahkam-il-Hakimin he should respond to it, saying: Bala wa ana ala dhalika min-ash-shahidin (Yes, and I am of those who bear witness to it). According to some other traditions, the Prophet (peace be upon him) responded with Subhanaka fa-bala when he recited this verse.


The tafsir of Surah Tin verse 8 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tin ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 8.

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