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Surah Ibrahim Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

وَمَا ذَٰلِكَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ بِعَزِيزٍۢ
Wa maa zaalika ‘alal laahi bi ‘azeez

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
And that is not difficult for Allah.

Yusuf Ali
Nor is that for Allah any great matter.

Abul Ala Maududi
That is not at all difficult for Allah.

Muhsin Khan
And for Allah that is not hard or difficult (i.e. very easy for Allah).

Pickthall
And that is no great matter for Allah.

Dr. Ghali
And in no way is that a mighty (thing) for Allah (i.e., It is not difficult for Him).

Abdel Haleem
that is not difficult for God.

Quran 14 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ibrahim ayat 20, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(14:20) That is not at all difficult for Allah.[27]


27. This is by way of admonition that follows immediately the proof of the statement in the preceding verse. This removes also any doubt that might arise concerning that decisive statement. One might question it like this: If the creation is really based on the survival of truth, why is it that every follower of falsehood and every wrongdoer is not destroyed forthwith? This is the answer: O foolish man, do you think that it is difficult for Allah to destroy such a person? Or, do you think that Allah does not destroy him because he has some close relationship with Him? If this is not so, and you yourself know that it is not so, you should understand it well that any community that follows falsehood and commits wicked deeds is always in danger of being removed to make room for a better community to work in its stead. If respite is given and the threat does not take a practical shape, it does not mean that there is no danger at all. Instead of being neglectful, you should make use of every moment of this respite and realize that the false system which you are following is not stable and durable. You should, therefore, build it on stable and durable foundations.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ibrahim verse 20 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ibrahim ayat 19 which provides the complete commentary from verse 19 through 20.

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