Verse. 4659

٥٠ - ق

50 - Qaf

مَا يُبَدَّلُ الْقَوْلُ لَدَيَّ وَمَاۗ اَنَا بِظَلَّامٍ لِّلْعَبِيْدِ۝۲۹ۧ
Ma yubaddalu alqawlu ladayya wama ana bithallamin lilAAabeedi


Ahmed Ali

There is no changing of My word, nor am I unjust to My creatures."



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (the sentence that cometh from me cannot be changed) my words cannot be changed through lying; and it is also said that this means: my decree concerning my salves will not be changed this day; and it is also said that this means: words cannot be twisted in my presence, (and i am in nowise a tyrant unto the slaves) such that i would punish them without them having committed a crime.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : the word [that comes] from me, in this respect, cannot be altered, and i am not unjust to servants’, that i should chastise them without any guilt [on their part] (zallām means dhū zulm, ‘one of injustice’, because of his words, there will be no injustice today [q. 40:17]);

Sahl al-Tustari

تفسير : the word that comes from me cannot be changed…that is, ‘what is within my prior knowledge does not change, so that it would become contrary to my pre-existing knowledge concerning it.’his words, exalted is he: