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Surah Yaseen Ayat 38 in Arabic Text

وَٱلشَّمْسُ تَجْرِى لِمُسْتَقَرٍّۢ لَّهَا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ تَقْدِيرُ ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلْعَلِيمِ
Wash-shamsu tajree limustaqarril lahaa; zaalika taqdeerul ‘Azeezil Aleem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 38

Sahih International
And the sun runs [on course] toward its stopping point. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.

Yusuf Ali
And the sun runs his course for a period determined for him: that is the decree of (Him), the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing.

Abul Ala Maududi
The sun is running its course to its appointed place. That is the ordaining of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.

Muhsin Khan
And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term (appointed). That is the Decree of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.

Pickthall
And the sun runneth on unto a resting-place for him. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise.

Dr. Ghali
And the sun runs to a repository for it; that is the determining of The Ever-Mighty, the EverKnowing.

Abdel Haleem
The sun, too, runs its determined course laid down for it by the Almighty, the All Knowing.

Quran 36 Verse 38 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yaseen ayat 38, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(36:38) The sun is running its course to its appointed place.[33] That is the ordaining of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.


33. “Place of rest” may either mean the place where the sun will ultimately come to a halt, or the time when it will come to a halt. The true meaning of this verse can be determined only when man has attained the full and exact knowledge of the realities of the universe. But man’s knowledge is such that it has been changing in every age and what he seems to know today might change tomorrow. The people of the ancient times on the basis of their observations of the sun believed that it was moving round the earth. Then after further research and observation the view became that the sun was stationary and all the planets of the solar system were revolving round it. But this theory also did not last long. The later observations revealed that not only the sun but all the stars are also moving in a particular direction, at speeds of 10 to 100 miles per second. About the sun the modern astronomers hold the view that it is moving at a speed of 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) per second along with its whole family of the planets. (See Star and Sun in Encyclopedia Britannica).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yaseen verse 38 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yaseen ayat 37 which provides the complete commentary from verse 37 through 40.

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