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Surah Waqi’ah Ayat 78 in Arabic Text

فِى كِتَـٰبٍۢ مَّكْنُونٍۢ
Fee kitaabim maknoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 78

Sahih International
In a Register well-protected;

Yusuf Ali
In Book well-guarded,

Abul Ala Maududi
inscribed in a well-guarded Book,

Muhsin Khan
In a Book well-guarded (with Allah in the heaven i.e. Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz).

Pickthall
In a Book kept hidden

Dr. Ghali
In a nestled Book,

Abdel Haleem
in a protected Record

Quran 56 Verse 78 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Waqi’ah ayat 78, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(56:78) inscribed in a well-guarded Book,[38]


38. This implies the well-guarded Tablet (lohe-mahfuz). For it the word kitabin maknun has been used, which means a writing kept hidden, i.e. a writing that is inaccessible to all. The Quran’s having been inscribed in this well guarded Book means that before its being sent down to the Prophet (peace be upon him) it lay inscribed in the divine writ of destiny in which there is no possibility of any alteration or corruption taking place, for it is inaccessible to every kind of creation.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Waqiah verse 78 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Waqiah ayat 75 which provides the complete commentary from verse 75 through 82.

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