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Surah Ash-Shura Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

لَهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَلِىُّ ٱلْعَظِيمُ
Lahoo maa fis samaa waati wa maa fil ardi wa Huwal ‘Aliyul ‘Azeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and He is the Most High, the Most Great.

Yusuf Ali
To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: and He is Most High, Most Great.

Abul Ala Maududi
His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth; He is the Most High, the All-Great.

Muhsin Khan
To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and He is the Most High, the Most Great.

Pickthall
Unto Him belongeth all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.

Dr. Ghali
To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth; and He is The Ever-Exalted, The Ever-Magnificent.

Abdel Haleem
All that is in the heavens and earth belongs to Him: He is the Exalted, the Almighty.

Quran 42 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shura ayat 4, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(42:4) His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth; He is the Most High, the All-Great.[2]


2. These introductory sentences are not meant to be said merely in praise of Allah Almighty, but their each word has a deep link with the background in which these verses were sent down. The foremost basis of the objections of the people who were expressing wonder and doubts against the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Quran was that he was inviting them to Tauhid and they were being alarmed at this and saying that if Allah alone is the Creator, Sustainer and Ruler, what would be the position of their saints and holy men? At this it has been said: This whole universe belongs to Allah. How can therefore the godhead of another work and operate in the kingdom of the real Sovereign, particularly when those others whose godhead is acknowledged, are themselves also His subjects? Then, it has been said: He is the High, the Great! That is, He is far above that somebody else should be equal to Him in rank and should become His associate in His Being, attributes, powers or rights.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Shura verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 6.

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