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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 14 in Arabic Text

إِنَّنِىٓ أَنَا ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنَا۠ فَٱعْبُدْنِى وَأَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ لِذِكْرِىٓ
Innaneee Anal laahu laaa ilaaha illaa Ana fa’budnee wa aqimis-salaata lizikree

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 14

Sahih International
Indeed, I am Allah. There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance.

Yusuf Ali
“Verily, I am Allah: There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise.

Abul Ala Maududi
Verily I am Allah. There is no god beside Me. So serve Me and establish Prayers to remember Me.

Muhsin Khan
“Verily! I am Allah! La ilaha illa Ana (none has the right to be worshipped but I), so worship Me, and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) for My Remembrance.

Pickthall
Lo! I, even I, am Allah, There is no Allah save Me. So serve Me and establish worship for My remembrance.

Dr. Ghali
Surely I, Ever I, am Allah; there is no god except I; so worship Me, and keep up the prayer for My Remembrance.

Abdel Haleem
I am God; there is no god but Me. So worship Me and keep up the prayer so that you remember Me.

Quran 20 Verse 14 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 14, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:14) Verily I am Allah. There is no god beside Me. So serve Me and establish Prayers to remember Me.[9]


9. This is the real object of Salat. It has been prescribed to remind people that they should not become neglectful of Allah by worldly diversions and that they should remember that man is not an unbridled free being but a servant of Allah. Salat has been prescribed five times a day to remind man of Allah’s presence.

Some people are of the opinion that it means:

Establish Salat, so that I may remember you. Incidentally, according to this verse, if one forgets to offer a prayer in time, he should offer it when he recollects it. This is also supported by a tradition related by Anas: If one forgets to offer a certain prayer at the proper time, he should offer it whenever he recollects this, for there is no other expiation for this omission. (Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmed). There is another tradition related by Abu Hurairah to the same effect. It was inquired from the Prophet (peace be upon him): What should we do if we remained asleep during the time of prayer? The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: There is no sin if one remained asleep. The sin is that one should neglect his prayer intentionally while awake. Therefore if one forgets to offer a prayer or remained asleep, he should offer that prayer on remembering it or on awaking. (Tirmizi, Nasai, Abu Daud).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 14 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 16.

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