Surah Dukhan Ayat 5 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 5
[Every] matter [proceeding] from Us. Indeed, We were to send [a messenger]
By command, from Our Presence. For We (ever) send (revelations),
by Our command. Verily, We were set to send a Messenger
Amran (i.e. a Command or this Quran or the Decree of every matter) from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messengers),
As a command from Our presence – Lo! We are ever sending –
(As) a Command from Our providence; surely We have (ever) been sending (Messengers).
at Our command––We have always sent messages to man––
Quran 44 Verse 5 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Dukhan ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(44:5) by Our command. Verily, We were set to send a Messenger
3. In Surah Al-Qadr, this same thing has been expressed thus: The angels and the Spirit (Angel Gabriel) descend in it with every decree, by the leave of their Lord. This shows that it is such a night in the divine administration of Allah in which He decides the destinies of the individuals and nations and countries and entrusts His decisions to His angels, who then implement them accordingly. Some commentators among whom Ikrimah is most prominent, have been involved in the misunderstanding that this is the 15th night of Shaban, for in some traditions it has been said that the destinies of people are decided during that night. But Ibn Abbas, Ibn Umar, Mujahid, Qatadah, Hasan Basri, Saeed bin Jubair, Ibn Zaid, Abu Malik, Dahhak and many other commentators agree that this is the same night of Ramadan, which has been called lailat-ul-qadr, for the Quran itself has stated this, and where any Quranic statement exists, no other view can be formed on the basis of random reports. Ibn Kathir says: The traditions that Imam Zuhri has related from Uthman bin Muhammad that destinies are decided from one Shaban to the next Shaban is an indirect tradition and such traditions cannot be cited as against the clear texts of the Quran. Qadi Abu Bakr Ibn al-Arabi says: No Hadith in respect of the 15th of Shaban is reliable, either in respect of its merit, or about this that decisions with regard to the destinies are taken in it; therefore, they do not merit attention, (Ahkam ul-Quran).
The tafsir of Surah Ad-Dukhan verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Dukhan ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 8.
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