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Surah Takwir Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

ذِى قُوَّةٍ عِندَ ذِى ٱلْعَرْشِ مَكِينٍۢ
Zee quwwatin ‘inda zil ‘arshi makeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
[Who is] possessed of power and with the Owner of the Throne, secure [in position],

Yusuf Ali
Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne,

Abul Ala Maududi
one mighty and held in honour with the Lord of the Throne;

Muhsin Khan
Owner of power, and high rank with (Allah) the Lord of the Throne,

Mighty, established in the presence of the Lord of the Throne,

Dr. Ghali
Owning power, established in the Providence of The Owner of the Throne,

Abdel Haleem
who possesses great strength and is held in honour by the Lord of the Throne––

Quran 81 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Takwir ayat 20, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(81:20) one mighty[15] and held in honour with the Lord of the Throne;

15. (Surah An-Najm, Ayat 45) deals with the same theme, thus “It is but a revelation which is sent down to him. One, mighty in power, has taught him.” As to what is implied by the mighty powers of the Angel Gabriel is ambiguous. In any case it at least shows that he is distinguished even among the angels because of his extraordinary powers. In Muslim (kitab-al-iman) Aishah has reported the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) saying to the effect: I have twice seen Gabriel in his real shape and form: his glorious being was encompassing the whole space between the earth and the heavens. According to the tradition reported from Abdullah bin Masud in Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi and Musnad Ahmad, the Prophet (peace be upon him) had seen Gabriel with his six hundred wings. From this one can have an idea of his mighty powers.


The tafsir of Surah Takwir verse 20 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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