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Surah Takwir Ayat 21 in Arabic Text

مُّطَاعٍۢ ثَمَّ أَمِينٍۢ
Mutaa’in samma ameen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 21

Sahih International
Obeyed there [in the heavens] and trustworthy.

Yusuf Ali
With authority there, (and) faithful to his trust.

Abul Ala Maududi
there he is obeyed and held trustworthy.

Muhsin Khan
Obeyed (by the angels), trustworthy there (in the heavens).

Pickthall
(One) to be obeyed, and trustworthy;

Dr. Ghali
Obeyed there, (and) devoted.

Abdel Haleem
he is obeyed there and worthy of trust.

Quran 81 Verse 21 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Takwir ayat 21, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(81:21) there he is obeyed[16] and held trustworthy.[17]


16. That is, he is the chief of the angels and all angels work under his command.

17. That is, he is not one who would tamper with divine revelation, but is so trustworthy that he conveys intact whatever he receives from God.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Takwir verse 21 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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