Surah Fatir Ayat 5 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 5
O mankind, indeed the promise of Allah is truth, so let not the worldly life delude you and be not deceived about Allah by the Deceiver.
O men! Certainly the promise of Allah is true. Let not then this present life deceive you, nor let the Chief Deceiver deceive you about Allah.
O people, assuredly Allah’s promise is true. So let the life of the world not delude you, and let not the Deluder delude you concerning Allah.
O mankind! Verily, the Promise of Allah is true. So let not this present life deceive you, and let not the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah.
O mankind! Lo! the promise of Allah is true. So let not the life of the world beguile you, and let not the (avowed) beguiler beguile you with regard to Allah.
O you mankind, surely the promise of Allah is true; so definitely do not let the present life (Literally: the lowly life, i.e., the lifs of the world) delude you and definitely do not let the Deluder delude you concerning Allah.
People! God’s promise is true, so do not let the present life deceive you. Do not let the Deceiver deceive you about God:
Quran 35 Verse 5 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Fatir ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(35:5) O people, assuredly Allah’s promise is true. So let the life of the world not delude you, and let not the Deluder delude you concerning Allah.
10. “The promise” implies the promise of the Hereafter to which allusion was made in the preceding sentence, saying: “And to Allah return all matters.”
11. “Let not deceive you”: Deceive you that the world is an end in itself: that there is no Hereafter when one will have to render an account of one’s deeds: or that even if there is the Hereafter, the one who is enjoying life here will enjoy life there, too.
12. “Great deceiver”: Satan, as is evident from the next sentence. And “deceive you concerning Allah” means:
(1) That he should make some people believe that Allah does not exist at all.
(2) Involve others in the misunderstanding that Allah after having once created the world, has retired and has now practically nothing to do with the universe any more.
(3) Delude others into believing that Allah no doubt is running the universe, but He has taken no responsibility of providing guidance to man: therefore, revelation and prophethood are a mere deception.
(4) Give still others the false hope that since Allah is All- Forgiving and All-Merciful. He will forgive one whatever sins one might have committed, and that He has some beloved ones too: if one remains attached to them, success and salvation are assured.
The tafsir of Surah Fatir verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Fatir ayat 4 which provides the complete commentary from verse 4 through 6.
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