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Surah Al-Isra Ayat 65 in Arabic Text

إِنَّ عِبَادِى لَيْسَ لَكَ عَلَيْهِمْ سُلْطَـٰنٌۭ ۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِرَبِّكَ وَكِيلًۭا
Inna ‘ibaadee laisa laka ‘alaihim sultaan; wa kafaa bi Rabbika Wakeelaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 65

Sahih International
Indeed, over My [believing] servants there is for you no authority. And sufficient is your Lord as Disposer of affairs.

Yusuf Ali
“As for My servants, no authority shalt thou have over them:” Enough is thy Lord for a Disposer of affairs.

Abul Ala Maududi
but know well that you will have no power against My servants. Your Lord suffices for them to place their trust in.”

Muhsin Khan
“Verily! My slaves (i.e. the true believers of Islamic Monotheism), you have no authority over them. And All-Sufficient is your Lord as a Guardian.”

Pickthall
Lo! My (faithful) bondmen – over them thou hast no power, and thy Lord sufficeth as (their) guardian.

Dr. Ghali
“Surely over My bondmen you shall have no all-binding authority.” And your Lord suffices as an Ever-Trusted Trustee.

Abdel Haleem
but you will have no authority over My [true] servants: Your Lord can take care of them well enough.’

Quran 17 Verse 65 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Isra ayat 65, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(17:65) but know well that you will have no power against My servants.[80] Your Lord suffices for them to place their trust in.”[81]


80. It has two meanings: (1) You will have no power over human beings to force them to follow your way. What you are allowed to do is that you may delude them by false counsel and entice them by false promises, but they will have the option to follow or not to follow your counsel. You will not have the power over them to force them to follow your way against their will. (2) You will not succeed in alluring My righteous people. Though the weak minded will be enticed by you. My righteous people who are steadfast in My obedience will not succumb to you.

81. That is, those who will trust in Allah and believe in His guidance and help, will not stand in need of any other support in their trial by Satan for Allah will guide them, protect them and help them to be safe from his allurements. On the other hand, those people, who will place their trust in their own power or that of any other than Allah, will not come out successful in their trial by Satan.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Isra verse 65 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Isra ayat 63 which provides the complete commentary from verse 63 through 65.

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