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Surah Nur Ayat 42 in Arabic Text

وَلِلَّهِ مُلْكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ ۖ وَإِلَى ٱللَّهِ ٱلْمَصِيرُ
Wa lillaahi mulkus samaawaati wal ardi wa ilal laahil maseer

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 42

Sahih International
And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and to Allah is the destination.

Yusuf Ali
Yea, to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; and to Allah is the final goal (of all).

Abul Ala Maududi
The kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah alone, and all shall have to return to Him.

Muhsin Khan
And to Allah belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and to Allah is the return (of all).

Pickthall
And unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and unto Allah is the journeying.

Dr. Ghali
And to Allah is the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth; and to Allah is the Destiny.

Abdel Haleem
Control of the heavens and earth belongs to God: and to God is the final return.

Quran 24 Verse 42 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nur ayat 42, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(24:42) Allah’s is the dominion of the heavens and the earth and to Him are all destined to return.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nur verse 42 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nur ayat 41 which provides the complete commentary from verse 41 through 42.

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