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Surah Takwir Ayat 29 in Arabic Text

وَمَا تَشَآءُونَ إِلَّآ أَن يَشَآءَ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّ ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ
Wa maa tashaaa’oona illaaa ai yashaaa ‘al laahu Rabbul ‘Aalameen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 29

Sahih International
And you do not will except that Allah wills – Lord of the worlds.

Yusuf Ali
But ye shall not will except as Allah wills,- the Cherisher of the Worlds.

Abul Ala Maududi
but your wishing will not avail unless Allah, the Lord of the Universe, so wishes.

Muhsin Khan
And you will not, unless (it be) that Allah wills, the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

Pickthall
And ye will not, unless (it be) that Allah willeth, the Lord of Creation.

Dr. Ghali
And in no way can you decide except “when” Allah “so” decides, The Lord of the worlds.

Abdel Haleem
But you will only wish to do so by the will of God, the Lord of all people.

Quran 81 Verse 29 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Takwir ayat 29, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(81:29) but your wishing will not avail unless Allah, the Lord of the Universe, so wishes.[23]


23. This theme has already occurred in (Surah Al- Muddaththir, Ayat 56) and (Surah Ad-Dahr, Ayat 20). For explanation, see( E.N. 41 of Surah Al-Muddaththir).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Takwir verse 29 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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