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Surah Saffat Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

رَّبُّ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا وَرَبُّ ٱلْمَشَـٰرِقِ
Rabbus samaawaati wal ardi wa maa bainahumaa wa Rabbul mashaariq

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
Lord of the heavens and the earth and that between them and Lord of the sunrises.

Yusuf Ali
Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all between them, and Lord of every point at the rising of the sun!

Abul Ala Maududi
the Lord of the heavens and the earth and of whatever lies between the two, the Lord of the Easts.

Muhsin Khan
Lord of the heavens and of the earth, and all that is between them, and Lord of every point of the sun’s risings. (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah).

Pickthall
Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all that is between them, and Lord of the sun’s risings.

Dr. Ghali
The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and whatever is between them both and The Lord of the easts.

Abdel Haleem
Lord of the heavens and earth and everything between them, Lord of every sunrise.

Quran 37 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:5) the Lord of the heavens and the earth and of whatever lies between the two, the Lord[3] of the Easts.[4]


3. The truth that has been conveyed in these verses is: The Master and Ruler of the Universe is the Real Deity of men. He alone can be, and should be the Deity. It would be utterly irrational that the Rabb (i.e. Master, Ruler, Guardian and Sustainer) of the man should be one but his Ilah (Deity) another. The basic reason for worship is that man should naturally bow down before and acknowledge the superiority of him who can bring him harm and good, who can fulfill his needs and requirements, who can make or mar his destiny and has power over his life and survival itself. If man understands this, he will automatically understand that to worship the one who has no power and not to worship Him Who has All the powers are both against reason and nature. The One who alone is worthy of worship is He who possesses the powers. As far as the powerless beings are concerned, they are neither worthy of worship, nor is it in any way profitable to worship and pray to them, for it is not in their power to take any action whatsoever on man’s petitions and prayers. To bow before them humbly and to petition them would be as foolish and meaningless an act as to bow before and petition another one who has himself gone before a ruler to make obeisance and submit his petitions.

4. The sun does not always rise at the same point but at a different point every day. Moreover, it does not rise at one and the same time for the whole world but rises at different times for the different parts of the earth. That is why the plural “mashariq” (Easts) has been used to indicate the different points at which the sun rises according to the season of the year. The corresponding word “magharib” (Wests) has not been used because Mashariq itself points to Magharib However, in Surah Al-Maarij, the word magharib also has been used along with mashariq: Rabb-almashariqi wal-magharib.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saffat ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 5.

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