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Surah Sad Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

وَشَدَدْنَا مُلْكَهُۥ وَءَاتَيْنَـٰهُ ٱلْحِكْمَةَ وَفَصْلَ ٱلْخِطَابِ
Wa shadadnaa mulkahoo wa aatainaahul Hikmata wa faslal khitaab

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
And We strengthened his kingdom and gave him wisdom and discernment in speech.

Yusuf Ali
We strengthened his kingdom, and gave him wisdom and sound judgment in speech and decision.

Abul Ala Maududi
And We strengthened his kingdom and endowed him with wisdom and decisive judgement.

Muhsin Khan
We made his kingdom strong and gave him Al-Hikmah (Prophethood, etc.) and sound judgement in speech and decision.

Pickthall
We made his kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech.

Dr. Ghali
And We upheld his kingdom and brought him (the) Wisdom and decisive speech (Literally: the verdict, the address).

Abdel Haleem
We strengthened his kingdom; We gave him wisdom and a decisive way of speaking.

Quran 38 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 20, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:20) And We strengthened his kingdom and endowed him with wisdom and decisive judgement.[20]


20. That is, he was never ambiguous in speech but clear and forthright. Whatever problem he talked about he would lay bare its basic points, and would clearly and precisely determine the real issue under question, and would pass a decisive judgment.” This quality is not attained by a person unless he is granted wisdom, understanding and mastery of language of the highest degree.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 20 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Sad ayat 17 which provides the complete commentary from verse 17 through 20.

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