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Surah Zumar Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

لَـٰكِنِ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّقَوْا۟ رَبَّهُمْ لَهُمْ غُرَفٌۭ مِّن فَوْقِهَا غُرَفٌۭ مَّبْنِيَّةٌۭ تَجْرِى مِن تَحْتِهَا ٱلْأَنْهَـٰرُ ۖ وَعْدَ ٱللَّهِ ۖ لَا يُخْلِفُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمِيعَادَ
Laakinil lazeenat taqaw Rabbahum lahum ghurafum min fawqihaa ghurafum mabniyyatun tajree min tahtihal anhaar; wa’dal laah; laa yukhliful laahul mee’aad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
But those who have feared their Lord – for them are chambers, above them chambers built high, beneath which rivers flow. [This is] the promise of Allah. Allah does not fail in [His] promise.

Yusuf Ali
But it is for those who fear their Lord. That lofty mansions, one above another, have been built: beneath them flow rivers (of delight): (such is) the Promise of Allah: never doth Allah fail in (His) promise.

Abul Ala Maududi
But those who fear their Lord shall have lofty mansions built over one another beneath which rivers flow. This is Allah’s promise and never does Allah fail to fulfil His promise.

Muhsin Khan
But those who fear Allah and keep their duty to their Lord (Allah), for them are built lofty rooms; one above another under which rivers flow (i.e. Paradise). (This is) the Promise of Allah: and Allah does not fail in (His) Promise.

Pickthall
But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them are lofty halls with lofty halls above them, built (for them), beneath which rivers flow. (It is) a promise of Allah. Allah faileth not His promise.

Dr. Ghali
But the ones who are pious towards their Lord will have compartments, even above which are built compartments, from beneath which rivers run. (It is) the promise of Allah . Allah does not fail (His) promised Appointment.

Abdel Haleem
But those who are mindful of their Lord will have lofty dwellings built for them, one above the other, graced with flowing streams. This is a promise from God: God does not break His promise.

Quran 39 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zumar ayat 20, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(39:20) But those who fear their Lord shall have lofty mansions built over one another beneath which rivers flow. This is Allah’s promise and never does Allah fail to fulfil His promise.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Az-Zumar verse 20 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zumar ayat 19 which provides the complete commentary from verse 19 through 20.

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