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Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 88 in Arabic Text

وَلَا تَدْعُ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَـٰهًا ءَاخَرَ ۘ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ كُلُّ شَىْءٍ هَالِكٌ إِلَّا وَجْهَهُۥ ۚ لَهُ ٱلْحُكْمُ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ
Wa laa tad’u ma’al laahi ilaahan aakhar; laaa ilaaha illaa Hoo; kullu shai’in haalikun illaa Wajhah; lahul hukkmu wa ilaihi turja’oon (section 9)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 88

Sahih International
And do not invoke with Allah another deity. There is no deity except Him. Everything will be destroyed except His Face. His is the judgement, and to Him you will be returned.

Yusuf Ali
And call not, besides Allah, on another god. There is no god but He. Everything (that exists) will perish except His own Face. To Him belongs the Command, and to Him will ye (all) be brought back.

Abul Ala Maududi
and do not invoke any god beside Allah. There is no god but He. All will perish but He. To Him belongs the command. And to Him shall all of you return.

Muhsin Khan
And invoke not any other ilah (god) along with Allah, La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). Everything will perish save His Face. His is the Decision, and to Him you (all) shall be returned.

Pickthall
And cry not unto any other god along with Allah. There is no Allah save Him. Everything will perish save His countenance. His is the command, and unto Him ye will be brought back.

Dr. Ghali
And do not invoke another god with Allah; there is no god except He. All things perish, except His Face. To Him belongs the Judgment, and to Him you will be returned.

Abdel Haleem
Do not call out to any other god beside God, for there is no god but Him. Everything will perish except His Face. His is the Judgement and to Him you shall all be brought back.

Quran 28 Verse 88 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Qasas ayat 88, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(28:88) and do not invoke any god beside Allah. There is no god but He. All will perish but He. To Him belongs the command.[112] And to Him shall all of you return.


112. Another meaning can be: “Sovereignty is for Him, for He alone is entitled to it by right.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qasas verse 88 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qasas ayat 85 which provides the complete commentary from verse 85 through 88.

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