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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 110 in Arabic Text

يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِهِۦ عِلْمًۭا
Ya’lamu maa bainaa aideehim wa maa khalfahum wa laa yuheetoona bihee ‘ilmaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 110

Sahih International
Allah knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, but they do not encompass it in knowledge.

Yusuf Ali
He knows what (appears to His creatures as) before or after or behind them: but they shall not compass it with their knowledge.

Abul Ala Maududi
He knows all that is ahead of them and all that is behind them, while the others do not know.

Muhsin Khan
He (Allah) knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them (in the Hereafter), and they will never compass anything of His Knowledge.

Pickthall
He knoweth (all) that is before them and (all) that is behind them, while they cannot compass it in knowledge.

Dr. Ghali
He knows whatever is before (Literally: between their hands) them, and whatever is behind them, and they do not encompass Him in knowledge.

Abdel Haleem
He knows what is before and behind them, though they do not comprehend Him-

Quran 20 Verse 110 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 110, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:110) He knows all that is ahead of them and all that is behind them, while the others do not know.[86]


86. Here the reasons for the restrictions on intercession have been stated. On the one hand, no angel, no prophet, no saint, nor anyone else knows, nor can know, the full details about the records of others. On the other hand, Allah has full knowledge of all the deeds and misdeeds of everyone and He knows who deserves pardon or punishment, and how much. If, therefore, there had been full freedom for intercession, the whole purpose of the creation of man would have become meaningless. According to this verse, the door against intercession has not been entirely closed. The righteous people will be allowed to show their sympathy for other human beings as they did in the world, but they will have to get permission for this beforehand and even then make only a right sort of recommendation.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 110 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 109 which provides the complete commentary from verse 109 through 112.

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