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Surah Takwir Ayat 19 in Arabic Text

إِنَّهُۥ لَقَوْلُ رَسُولٍۢ كَرِيمٍۢ
Innahoo laqawlu rasoolin kareem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 19

Sahih International
[That] indeed, the Qur’an is a word [conveyed by] a noble messenger

Yusuf Ali
Verily this is the word of a most honourable Messenger,

Abul Ala Maududi
Verily this is the word of a noble message-bearer;

Muhsin Khan
Verily, this is the Word (this Quran brought by) a most honourable messenger [Jibrael (Gabriel), from Allah to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)].

That this is in truth the word of an honoured messenger,

Dr. Ghali
Surely it is indeed the Saying of an honorable Messenger (The Angel Jibrîl “Gabriel”)

Abdel Haleem
this is the speech of a noble messenger,

Quran 81 Verse 19 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Takwir ayat 19, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(81:19) Verily this is the word of a noble message-bearer;[14]

14. A noble messenger: the Angel who brought down revelation, as becomes explicit from the following verses. The word of a noble messenger does not mean that the Quran is the word of the Angel himself, but, as the context shows, of Him Who appointed him a messenger. In (Surah Al-Haaqqah, Ayat 40), likewise, the Quran has been called the word of Muhammad (peace be upon him), and there too it does not mean that it is the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) own composition, but describing it as the word of an honorable messenger, it has been made clear that the Prophet (peace be upon him) is presenting it in his capacity as the Messenger of God and not as Muhammad bin Abdullah (peace be upon him). At both places, the word has been attributed to the Angel and to Muhammad (peace be upon him) on the ground that the message of Allah was being delivered to Muhammad (peace be upon him) by the Angel and to the people by Muhammad (peace be upon him). (For further explanation, see (E.N. 22 of Surah Al- Haaqqah).


The tafsir of Surah Takwir verse 19 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Takwir ayat 15 which provides the complete commentary from verse 15 through 29.

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