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Surah Ghafir Ayat 68 in Arabic Text

هُوَ ٱلَّذِى يُحْىِۦ وَيُمِيتُ ۖ فَإِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمْرًۭا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ
Huwal lazee yuhyee wa yumeetu fa izaa qadaaa amran fa innamaa yaqoolu lahoo kun fa yakoon (section 7)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 68

Sahih International
He it is who gives life and causes death; and when He decrees a matter, He but says to it, “Be,” and it is.

Yusuf Ali
It is He Who gives Life and Death; and when He decides upon an affair, He says to it, “Be”, and it is.

Abul Ala Maududi
He it is Who gives life and causes death. Whenever He decrees a thing, He only commands to it “Be”, and it is.

Muhsin Khan
He it is Who gives life and causes death. And when He decides upon a thing He says to it only: “Be!” and it is.

Pickthall
He it is Who quickeneth and giveth death. When He ordaineth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.

Dr. Ghali
He is The (One) who gives life and makes to die; so when He decrees a Command, then surely He only says to it, “Be!” and it is.

Abdel Haleem
It is He who gives life and death, and when He ordains a thing, He says only ‘Be’ and it is.

Quran 40 Verse 68 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ghafir ayat 68, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(40:68) He it is Who gives life and causes death. Whenever He decrees a thing, He only commands to it “Be”, and it is.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muminun verse 68 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 66 which provides the complete commentary from verse 66 through 68.

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