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Surah Ghafir Ayat 40 in Arabic Text

مَنْ عَمِلَ سَيِّئَةًۭ فَلَا يُجْزَىٰٓ إِلَّا مِثْلَهَا ۖ وَمَنْ عَمِلَ صَـٰلِحًۭا مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌۭ فَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ يَدْخُلُونَ ٱلْجَنَّةَ يُرْزَقُونَ فِيهَا بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍۢ
Man ‘amila saiyi’atan falaa yujzaaa illaa mislahaa wa man ‘amila saaliham min zakarin aw unsaa wa huwa mu’minun fa ulaaa’ika yadkhuloonal Jannata yurzaqoona feehaa bighairi hisaab

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 40

Sahih International
Whoever does an evil deed will not be recompensed except by the like thereof; but whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – those will enter Paradise, being given provision therein without account.

Yusuf Ali
“He that works evil will not be requited but by the like thereof: and he that works a righteous deed – whether man or woman – and is a Believer- such will enter the Garden (of Bliss): Therein will they have abundance without measure.

Abul Ala Maududi
Whosoever does an evil deed will be requited only with the like of it; and whosoever acts righteously and has attained to faith — be he a male or a female — they shall enter Paradise and be provided sustenance beyond all reckoning.

Muhsin Khan
“Whosoever does an evil deed, will not be requited except the like thereof, and whosoever does a righteous deed, whether male or female and is a true believer (in the Oneness of Allah), such will enter Paradise, where they will be provided therein (with all things in abundance) without limit.

Pickthall
Whoso doeth an ill-deed, he will be repaid the like thereof, while whoso doeth right, whether male or female, and is a believer, (all) such will enter the Garden, where they will be nourished without stint.

Dr. Ghali
Whoever does an odious (deed), then he will be recompensed with (nothing) except the like of it; and whoever does righteousness, male or female, and is a believer, then those will enter the Garden, provided therein without reckoning.

Abdel Haleem
Whoever does evil will be repaid with its like; whoever does good and believes, be it a man or a woman, will enter Paradise and be provided for without measure.

Quran 40 Verse 40 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ghafir ayat 40, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(40:40) Whosoever does an evil deed will be requited only with the like of it; and whosoever acts righteously and has attained to faith � be he a male or a female � they shall enter Paradise and be provided sustenance beyond all reckoning.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muminun verse 40 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 38 which provides the complete commentary from verse 38 through 40.

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