Verse. 4289

٤٢ - ٱلشُّورىٰ

42 - Ash-Shura

اَللہُ الَّذِيْۗ اَنْزَلَ الْكِتٰبَ بِالْحَقِّ وَالْمِيْزَانَ۝۰ۭ وَمَا يُدْرِيْكَ لَعَلَّ السَّاعَۃَ قَرِيْبٌ۝۱۷
Allahu allathee anzala alkitaba bialhaqqi waalmeezani wama yudreeka laAAalla alssaAAata qareebun


Ahmed Ali

It is God who has sent down the Book with the truth, and the Balance. How do you know the Hour is not near?



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (allah it is who hath revealed the scripture) he sent gabriel with the qur'an (with truth) to explain the truth and falsehood, (and the balance) and exposited therein justice. (how canst thou know) o muhammad? (it may be that the hour is nigh) it may be that the hour is coming soon.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : god it is who has revealed the book, the qur’ān, with the truth (bi’l-haqqi is semantically connected to anzala, ‘revealed’) as well as the balance, justice. and what do you know — perhaps the hour, that is, its arrival, is near! (la‘alla, ‘perhaps’, comments on the verb describing the action, with what follows it functioning as two direct objects).