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Surah Sad Ayat 40 in Arabic Text

وَإِنَّ لَهُۥ عِندَنَا لَزُلْفَىٰ وَحُسْنَ مَـَٔابٍۢ
Wa inna lahoo ‘indanaa lazulfaa wa husna ma-aab (section 3)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 40

Sahih International
And indeed, for him is nearness to Us and a good place of return.

Yusuf Ali
And he enjoyed, indeed, a Near Approach to Us, and a beautiful Place of (Final) Return.

Abul Ala Maududi
Indeed an exalted position of nearness awaits him and an excellent resort.

Muhsin Khan
And verily, he enjoyed a near access to Us, and a good final return (Paradise).

Pickthall
And lo! he hath favour with Us, and a happy journey’s end.

Dr. Ghali
And surely he has indeed in Our Providence a near proximity and a fair resorting.

Abdel Haleem
His reward will be nearness to Us, and a good place to return to.

Quran 38 Verse 40 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 40, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:40) Indeed an exalted position of nearness awaits him and an excellent resort.[40]


40. Here, the object is to tell that just as a servant’s arrogance causes Allah’s displeasure and wrath, so does his humility earns Allah’s pleasure and approval for him. If a servant commits an error and becomes even more arrogant when warned, he is led to the same fate as is being mentioned in connection with the story of Adam and Satan below. Contrary to this, if a servant happens to commit an error and he repents and bows down before his Lord humbly, he is blessed with such bounties as the Prophets David and Solomon (peace be upon them) were blessed with. The prayer that Prophet Solomon (peace be upon him) had made after seeking Allah’s forgiveness, was literally fulfilled and Allah actually granted him a kingdom as had neither been granted to anyone before him nor bestowed on anyone after him. Having control over the winds and the jinns is an extraordinary power, which has been granted only to the Prophet Solomon (peace be upon him) and to none else in human history.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 40 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Sad ayat 34 which provides the complete commentary from verse 34 through 40.

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