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Surah Al-Imran Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَخْفَىٰ عَلَيْهِ شَىْءٌۭ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ
Innal laaha laa yakhfaa ‘alaihi shai’un fil ardi wa laa fis samaaa’

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
Indeed, from Allah nothing is hidden in the earth nor in the heaven.

Yusuf Ali
From Allah, verily nothing is hidden on earth or in the heavens.

Abul Ala Maududi
Nothing in the earth and in the heavens is hidden from Allah.

Muhsin Khan
Truly, nothing is hidden from Allah, in the earth or in the heavens.

Pickthall
Lo! nothing in the earth or in the heavens is hidden from Allah.

Dr. Ghali
Surely for Allah nothing (whatever) in the earth or in the heaven is concealed.

Abdel Haleem
Nothing on earth or in heaven is hidden from God:

Quran 3 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(3:5) Nothing in the earth and in the heavens is hidden from Allah.[3]


3. That is, God knows all the facts of the universe. Hence the Book which He has revealed is, of necessity, true. It may be more appropriate to say that the unadulterated Truth can be made available to man only through this Book, which has been revealed by the All-Knowing, All-Wise God.

Ibn-Kathir

5. Truly, nothing is hidden from Allah, in the earth or in the heaven. 6. He it is Who shapes you in the wombs as He wills. None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Almighty, the All-Wise.


Allah states that He has perfect knowledge in the heavens and earth and that nothing in them is hidden from His watch.

﴿هُوَ الَّذِي يُصَوِّرُكُمْ فِي الاٌّرْحَامِ كَيْفَ يَشَآءُ﴾

(He it is Who shapes you in the wombs as He wills.) meaning, He creates you in the wombs as He wills, whether male or female, handsome or otherwise, happy or miserable.

﴿لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ﴾

(La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Almighty, the All-Wise.) meaning, He is the Creator and thus is the only deity worthy of worship, without partners, and His is the perfect might, wisdom and decision. This Ayah refers to the fact that `Isa, son of Mary, is a created servant, just as Allah created the rest of mankind. Allah created `Isa in the womb (of his mother) and shaped him as He willed. Therefore, how could `Isa be divine, as the Christians, may Allah’s curses descend on them, claim `Isa was created in the womb and his creation changed from stage to stage, just as Allah said,

﴿يَخْلُقُكُمْ فِى بُطُونِ أُمَّهَـتِكُـمْ خَلْقاً مِّن بَعْدِ خَلْقٍ فِى ظُلُمَـتٍ ثَلَـثٍ﴾

(He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation in three veils of darkness.) ﴿39:6﴾.

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