Verse. 4901

٥٤ - ٱلْقَمَر

54 - Al-Qamar

فِيْ مَقْعَدِ صِدْقٍ عِنْدَ مَلِيْكٍ مُّقْتَدِرٍ۝۵۵ۧ
Fee maqAAadi sidqin AAinda maleekin muqtadirin


Ahmed Ali

At the still centre in the proximity of the King all-powerful.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (firmly established) they are in an honoured place in paradise (in the favour of a mighty king) who is able to dispense both reward and punishment to his slaves'.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : in an abode of truth, a place of truth, wherein there is no idle talk or cause for sin — (the collective noun [maq‘ad] is meant here; a variant reading has maqā‘id, ‘abodes’), in other words, they are in congregations in paradise that are free from idle talk and cause for sin, in contrast to the congregations of this world, which are rarely free from such things (syntactically, this statement is considered a second predicate and also a substitution; it [the ‘abode’] may be understood as being ‘one of truth’ regardless of whether one reads the substitution as being of the part [for the whole] or otherwise); before a king (malīk: this form is hyperbolic, that is to say, one of a mighty and vast kingdom) [who is] omnipotent, powerful, whom nothing can thwart, namely, god, exalted be he (‘inda indicates [glorious] rank and closeness to his bounty, exalted be he).