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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 52 in Arabic Text

قَالَ عِلْمُهَا عِندَ رَبِّى فِى كِتَـٰبٍۢ ۖ لَّا يَضِلُّ رَبِّى وَلَا يَنسَى
Qaala ‘ilmuhaa ‘inda Rabee fee kitaab, laa yadillu Rabbee wa laa yansaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 52

Sahih International
[Moses] said, “The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a record. My Lord neither errs nor forgets.”

Yusuf Ali
He replied: “The knowledge of that is with my Lord, duly recorded: my Lord never errs, nor forgets,-

Abul Ala Maududi
Moses said: “Its knowledge is with my Lord, recorded in the Book. My Lord does not err, nor does He forget.”

Muhsin Khan
[Musa (Moses)] said: “The knowledge thereof is with my Lord, in a Record. My Lord is neither unaware nor He forgets, “

Pickthall
He said: The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a Record. My Lord neither erreth nor forgetteth,

Dr. Ghali
He said, “The knowledge of them is in the Providence of my Lord, in a Book; my Lord does not err, nor does He forget.”

Abdel Haleem
Moses said, ‘My Lord alone has knowledge of them, all in a record; my Lord does not err or forget.’

Quran 20 Verse 52 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 52, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:52) Moses said: “Its knowledge is with my Lord, recorded in the Book. My Lord does not err, nor does He forget.”[25]


25. This answer is full of wisdom. If Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) had said: Yes, they all lacked common sense and had gone astray and would become the fuel of Hell, this answer, though true, would have served the very purpose Pharaoh had in mind in putting the question. But the answer given by the Prophet was true and it frustrated the trick of Pharaoh as well. His answer was to this effect: Well, those people have now gone before their Lord, and I have no means of judging their deeds and intentions. However, their whole record is safe and secure with Allah, and nothing can escape Him. Allah alone knows how to deal with them. What concerns you and me is our own position and attitude to life. We should be more concerned about our own end than of those who have already passed away into Allah’s presence.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 52 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 49 which provides the complete commentary from verse 49 through 52.

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