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Surah Ar-Rum Ayat 43 in Arabic Text

فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ ٱلْقَيِّمِ مِن قَبْلِ أَن يَأْتِىَ يَوْمٌۭ لَّا مَرَدَّ لَهُۥ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ ۖ يَوْمَئِذٍۢ يَصَّدَّعُونَ
Fa aqim wajhaka lid deenil qaiyimi min qabli any yaatiya Yawmul laa maradda lahoo minal laahi Yawma’iziny yassadda’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 43

Sahih International
So direct your face toward the correct religion before a Day comes from Allah of which there is no repelling. That Day, they will be divided.

Yusuf Ali
But set thou thy face to the right Religion before there come from Allah the Day which there is no chance of averting: on that Day shall men be divided (in two).

Abul Ala Maududi
So turn your face exclusively towards the True Faith before there comes the Day whose coming from Allah cannot be averted, the Day when people will split into groups.

Muhsin Khan
So set you (O Muhammad SAW) your face to (the obedience of Allah, your Lord) the straight and right religion (Islamic Monotheism), before there comes from Allah a Day which none can avert it. On that Day men shall be divided [(in two groups), a group in Paradise and a group in Hell].

Pickthall
So set thy purpose resolutely for the right religion, before the inevitable day cometh from Allah. On that day mankind will be sundered-

Dr. Ghali
So set your face upright to the most upright religion even before there comes up from Allah a Day without turning (back); upon that Day they will be sundered apart.

Abdel Haleem
[Prophet], stand firm in your devotion to the upright religion, before an irresistible Day comes from God. On that Day, mankind will be divided:

Quran 30 Verse 43 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ar-Rum ayat 43, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(30:43) So turn your face exclusively towards the True Faith before there comes the Day whose coming from Allah cannot be averted,[66] the Day when people will split into groups.


66. That is, “The Day which neither Allah Himself will avert nor has He given power to anyone else to avert it.”

Ibn-Kathir

43. So, set you your face to the straight and right religion, before there comes from Allah a Day which none can avert. On that Day men shall be divided. 44. Whosoever disbelieves will suffer from his disbelief, and whosoever does righteous good deeds, then such will prepare a good place for themselves. 45. That He may reward those who believe and do righteous good deeds, out of His bounty. Verily, He likes not the disbelievers.


The Command to follow the Straight Path before the Day of Resurrection

Here Allah commands His servants to hasten to obedience to Him and to hasten to do good deeds.

﴿فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينَ الْقِيِّمِ مِن قَبْلِ أَن يَأْتِىَ يَوْمٌ لاَّ مَرَدَّ لَهُ مِنَ اللَّهِ﴾

(So, set you your face to the straight and right religion, before there comes from Allah a Day which none can avert.) The Day of Resurrection, for when Allah wants it to happen, no one will be able to avert it.

﴿يَوْمَئِذٍ يَصَّدَّعُونَ﴾

(On that Day men shall be divided.) means, they will be separated, with one group in Paradise and another in Hell. Allah says:

﴿مَن كَفَرَ فَعَلَيْهِ كُفْرُهُ وَمَنْ عَمِلَ صَـلِحاً فَلاًّنفُسِهِمْ يَمْهَدُونَ لِيَجْزِىَ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصَّـلِحَـتِ مِن فَضْلِهِ﴾

(Whosoever disbelieves will suffer from his disbelief, and whosoever does righteous good deeds, then such will prepare a good place for themselves. That He may reward those who believe. and do righteous good deeds, out of His bounty.) meaning that He may reward them from His bounty, in return for one good deed, he will get the reward for ten, up to seven hundred like it, as much as Allah wills.

﴿إِنَّهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ الْكَـفِرِينَ﴾

(Verily, He likes not the disbelievers.) yet He is still just with them and does not oppress them.

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