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Surah Waqi’ah Ayat 60 in Arabic Text

نَحْنُ قَدَّرْنَا بَيْنَكُمُ ٱلْمَوْتَ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِينَ
Nahnu qaddarnaa baina kumul mawta wa maa nahnu bimasbooqeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 60

Sahih International
We have decreed death among you, and We are not to be outdone

Yusuf Ali
We have decreed Death to be your common lot, and We are not to be frustrated

Abul Ala Maududi
It is We Who ordained death upon you and We are not to be frustrated.

Muhsin Khan
We have decreed death to you all, and We are not unable,

Pickthall
We mete out death among you, and We are not to be outrun,

Dr. Ghali
We, Ever We, have determined among you Death; and in no way are We, Ever We, outstripped,

Abdel Haleem
We ordained death to be among you. Nothing could stop Us

Quran 56 Verse 60 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Waqi’ah ayat 60, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(56:60) It is We Who ordained death upon you[25] and We are not to be frustrated.


25. That is, like your birth your death is also under Our control. We decide as to who is to die in the mother’s womb itself, who is to die soon after birth, and who is to die at a later stage. No power in the world can cause death to a person before the time appointed for his death by Us, nor can keep him alive after it even for a moment. The dying ones die in big hospitals even before the eyes of eminent doctors; and the doctors themselves also die at their appointed time. Never has anyone been able to know the time of death in advance, nor has anyone been able to avert the approaching death, nor to find out as to how and where and by what means will a certain person die.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Waqiah verse 60 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Waqiah ayat 57 which provides the complete commentary from verse 57 through 62.

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