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Surah Fatir Ayat 38 in Arabic Text

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَـٰلِمُ غَيْبِ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ ۚ إِنَّهُۥ عَلِيمٌۢ بِذَاتِ ٱلصُّدُورِ
Innal laaha ‘aalimu ghaibis samaawaati wal ard; innahoo ‘aleemum bizaatis sudoor

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 38

Sahih International
Indeed, Allah is Knower of the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and earth. Indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts.

Yusuf Ali
Verily Allah knows (all) the hidden things of the heavens and the earth: verily He has full knowledge of all that is in (men’s) hearts.

Abul Ala Maududi
Surely Allah knows the Unseen in the heavens and the earth. He even knows the secrets hidden in people’s breasts.

Muhsin Khan
Verily, Allah is the AllKnower of the unseen of the heavens and the earth. Verily! He is the AllKnower of that is in the breasts.

Pickthall
Lo! Allah is the Knower of the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. Lo! He is Aware of the secret of (men’s) breasts.

Dr. Ghali
Surely Allah is The Knower of the Unseen of the heavens and the earth; surely He is EverKnowing (the thoughts) within the breasts. (Literally: what the breasts own)

Abdel Haleem
God knows all that is hidden in the heavens and earth; He knows the thoughts contained in the heart;

Quran 35 Verse 38 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Fatir ayat 38, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(35:38) Surely Allah knows the Unseen in the heavens and the earth. He even knows the secrets hidden in people’s breasts.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

38. Verily, Allah is the All-Knower of the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. Verily, He is the All-Knower of that is in the breasts. 39. He it is Who has made you successors generations after generations in the earth, so whosoever disbelieves, on him will be his disbelief. And the disbelief of the disbelievers adds nothing but hatred of their Lord. And the disbelief of the disbelievers adds nothing but loss.) Here Allah tells us that He knows the unseen in the heavens and earth, and that He knows all that is hidden and the secrets of the hearts. And He tells us that He will reward or punish everyone according to his deeds. Then Allah says:


﴿هُوَ الَّذِى جَعَلَكُمْ خَلَـئِفَ فِى الاٌّرْضِ﴾

(He it is Who has made you successors generations after generations in the earth,) meaning, all people succeed one another, generation after generation. This is like the Ayah:

﴿وَيَجْعَلُكُمْ حُلَفَآءَ الاٌّرْضِ﴾

(and makes you inheritors of the earth, generations after generations) (27:62).

﴿فَمَن كَفَرَ فَعَلَيْهِ كُفْرُهُ﴾

(so whosoever disbelieves, on him will be his disbelief.) means, he and no one else will have to bear the consequences of that.

﴿وَلاَ يَزِيدُ الْكَـفِرِينَ كُفْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ إِلاَّ مَقْتاً﴾

(And the disbelief of the disbelievers adds nothing but hatred of their Lord.) means, the longer they persist in their disbelief, the more Allah hates them, and the longer they persist in it, the more they and their families will lose on the Day of Resurrection. This is in contrast to the believers, for the longer they live and do good deeds, the higher their status in Paradise will be, the greater their reward, and the more beloved they will be to their Creator.

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