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Surah Yunus Ayat 46 in Arabic Text

وَلِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍۢ رَّسُولٌۭ ۖ فَإِذَا جَآءَ رَسُولُهُمْ قُضِىَ بَيْنَهُم بِٱلْقِسْطِ وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ
Wa imma nuriyannaka ba’dal lazee na’iduhum aw natawaffayannaka fa ilainaa marji’uhum thummal laahu shaheedun ‘alaa maa yaf’aloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 46

Sahih International
And whether We show you some of what We promise them, [O Muhammad], or We take you in death, to Us is their return; then, [either way], Allah is a witness concerning what they are doing

Yusuf Ali
Whether We show thee (realised in thy life-time) some part of what We promise them,- or We take thy soul (to Our Mercy) (Before that),- in any case, to Us is their return: ultimately Allah is witness, to all that they do.

Abul Ala Maududi
Whether We let you see (during your lifetime) some of the chastisement with which We threaten them, or We call you unto Us (before the chastisement strikes them), in any case they are bound to return to Us. Allah is witness to all what they do.

Muhsin Khan
Whether We show you (in your lifetime, O Muhammad SAW) some of what We promise them (the torment), – or We cause you to die, – still unto Us is their return, and moreover Allah is Witness over what they used to do.

Pickthall
Whether We let thee (O Muhammad) behold something of that which We promise them or (whether We) cause thee to die, still unto Us is their return, and Allah, moreover, is Witness over what they do.

Dr. Ghali
And whether We definitely show you something (i.e., some form of punishment) of what We promise them, or We definitely take you up to Us, then to Us will be their return; thereafter Allah is Ever-Witnessing over whatever they perform.

Abdel Haleem
Whether We let you [Prophet] see some of the punishment We have threatened them with, or cause you to die [first], they will return to Us: God is witness to what they do.

Quran 10 Verse 46 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yunus ayat 46, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(10:46) Whether We let you see (during your lifetime) some of the chastisement with which We threaten them, or We call you unto Us (before the chastisement strikes them), in any case they are bound to return to Us. Allah is witness to all what they do.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

46. Whether We show you some of what We promise them (the torment), or We cause you to die — still unto Us is their return, and moreover Allah is Witness over what they used to do. 47. And for every Ummah there is a Messenger; when their Messenger comes, the matter will be judged between them with justice, and they will not be wronged.


The Criminals will certainly be avenged — whether in This World or in the Hereafter

Allah said to His Messenger :

﴿وَإِمَّا نُرِيَنَّكَ بَعْضَ الَّذِى نَعِدُهُمْ﴾

(Whether We show you some of what We promise them (the torment),) We shall avenge them in your lifetime so your eye will be delighted.

﴿أَوْ نَتَوَفَّيَنَّكَ فَإِلَيْنَا مَرْجِعُهُمْ﴾

(Or We cause you to die — still unto Us is their return,) Allah will then be the Witness watching over their actions for you. Allah then said,

﴿وَلِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَّسُولٌ فَإِذَا جَآءَ رَسُولُهُمْ﴾

(And for every Ummah there is a Messenger; when their Messenger comes,) Mujahid said: “This will be on the Day of Resurrection.

﴿قُضِىَ بَيْنَهُمْ بِالْقِسْطِ﴾

(the matter will be judged between them with justice,) is similar to the Ayah:

﴿وَأَشْرَقَتِ الاٌّرْضُ بِنُورِ رَبِّهَا﴾

(And the earth will shine with the light of its Lord (Allah),) ﴿39:69﴾ So every nation will be presented before Allah in the presence of its Messenger and the Book of its deeds. All good and evil deeds will be witnessed upon them. Their guardian angels will be witnesses too. The nations will be brought forth, one by one. Our noble Ummah, while it is the last of the nations, is the first one on the Day of Resurrection to be questioned and judged. This was stated by Allah’s Messenger in a Hadith recorded by both Al-Bukhari and Muslim. Allah’s Messenger said:

«نَحْنُ الْآخِرُونَ السَّابِقُونَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ، الْمَقْضِيُّ لَهُمْ قَبْلَ الْخَلَائِق»

(We are the last, the first on the Day of Resurrection. We will be judged before the rest of the creatures.) His Ummah attains the honor of precedence only by the honor of its Messenger , may Allah’s peace and blesings be upon him forever, until the Day of Judgement.

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