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Surah Sad Ayat 25 in Arabic Text

فَغَفَرْنَا لَهُۥ ذَٰلِكَ ۖ وَإِنَّ لَهُۥ عِندَنَا لَزُلْفَىٰ وَحُسْنَ مَـَٔابٍۢ
Faghafarnaa lahoo zaalik; wa inna lahoo ‘indanaa lazulfaa wa husna ma aab

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 25

Sahih International
So We forgave him that; and indeed, for him is nearness to Us and a good place of return.

Yusuf Ali
So We forgave him this (lapse): he enjoyed, indeed, a Near Approach to Us, and a beautiful place of (Final) Return.

Abul Ala Maududi
Thereupon We forgave him his shortcoming and indeed (an exalted position of) nearness awaits him, and an excellent resort.

Muhsin Khan
So We forgave him that, and verily, for him is a near access to Us, and a good place of (final) return (Paradise).

Pickthall
So We forgave him that; and lo! he had access to Our presence and a happy journey’s end.

Dr. Ghali
So We forgave him that, and surely he has in Our Providence proximity indeed and a fair resorting.

Abdel Haleem
We forgave him [his misdeed]. His reward will be nearness to Us, a good place to return to.

Quran 38 Verse 25 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 25, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:25) Thereupon We forgave him his shortcoming and indeed (an exalted position of) nearness awaits him, and an excellent resort.[27]


27. This shows that the Prophet David (peace be upon him) had certainly committed an error, and it was an error which bore some resemblance with the case of the ewes. Therefore, when he gave a decision on it, he at once realized that he was being put to the test. But the nature of the error was not such as could not be forgiven, or if forgiven, it would have deposed him from his high rank. Allah Himself says: When he fell down prostrate and repented, he was not only forgiven but his high rank in the world and the Hereafter also remained unaffected.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 25 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Sad ayat 21 which provides the complete commentary from verse 21 through 25.

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