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Surah Saba Ayat 30 in Arabic Text

قُل لَّكُم مِّيعَادُ يَوْمٍۢ لَّا تَسْتَـْٔخِرُونَ عَنْهُ سَاعَةًۭ وَلَا تَسْتَقْدِمُونَ
Qul lakum mee’aadu Yawmil laa tasta’khiroona ‘anhu saa’atanw wa laa tastaqdimoon (section 3)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 30

Sahih International
Say, “For you is the appointment of a Day [when] you will not remain thereafter an hour, nor will you precede [it].”

Yusuf Ali
Say: “The appointment to you is for a Day, which ye cannot put back for an hour nor put forward.”

Abul Ala Maududi
Say: “Your day is appointed, you can neither hold back its coming by an hour, nor hasten it by an hour.”

Muhsin Khan
Say (O Muhammad SAW): “The appointment to you is for a Day, which you cannot put back for an hour (or a moment) nor put forward.”

Pickthall
Say (O Muhammad): Yours is the promise of a Day which ye cannot postpone nor hasten by an hour.

Dr. Ghali
Say, “You have the promised Appointment of a Day that you cannot postpone by a (single) hour, nor can you put it forward.”

Abdel Haleem
Say, ‘You have an appointment for a Day which you cannot put off nor bring forward, even by a single moment.’

Quran 34 Verse 30 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saba ayat 30, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(34:30) Say: “Your day is appointed, you can neither hold back its coming by an hour, nor hasten it by an hour.”[49]


49. In other words, the reply means: Allah’s judgments are not subject to your whims that He should be bound to do a thing at the time which you have fixed for it. He carries out His designs only according to His own discretion. You cannot understand how long is mankind to be allowed to function in this world in the scheme of Allah, how many individuals and how many nations are to be put to the test in different ways, and what will be the right time for the Day of Judgment and summoning mankind of all ages for rendering their accounts. All this will be accomplished only at the time which Allah has fixed for it in His scheme of things. Your demands can neither hasten it on by a second nor your supplications can withhold it by a second.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Saba verse 30 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saba ayat 28 which provides the complete commentary from verse 28 through 30.

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