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Surah Qaf Ayat 21 in Arabic Text

وَجَآءَتْ كُلُّ نَفْسٍۢ مَّعَهَا سَآئِقٌۭ وَشَهِيدٌۭ
Wa jaaa’at kullu nafsim ma’ahaa saaa’iqunw wa shaheed

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 21

Sahih International
And every soul will come, with it a driver and a witness.

Yusuf Ali
And there will come forth every soul: with each will be an (angel) to drive, and an (angel) to bear witness.

Abul Ala Maududi
Everyone has come, each attended by one who will drive him on, and another who will bear witness.

Muhsin Khan
And every person will come forth along with an (angel) to drive (him), and an (angel) to bear witness.

Pickthall
And every soul cometh, along with it a driver and a witness.

Dr. Ghali
And every self will come, (and) with it a driver and a constantly present witness.

Abdel Haleem
Each person will arrive attended by an [angel] to drive him on and another to bear witness:

Quran 50 Verse 21 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qaf ayat 21, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(50:21) Everyone has come, each attended by one who will drive him on, and another who will bear witness.[25]


25. Most probably this implies the same two angels who had been appointed for compiling the record of the words and deeds of the person in the world. On the Day of Resurrection, when every man will rise from his grave on the sounding of the Trumpet, the two angels will come forth immediately and take him into their custody. One of them will drive him to the divine court and the other will be carrying his record.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qaf verse 21 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qaf ayat 16 which provides the complete commentary from verse 16 through 22.

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