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liyajziya
لِيَجْزِىَ
So that Allah may recompense
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
So that Allah may recompense
kulla
كُلَّ
each
nafsin
نَفْسٍ
soul
مَّا
(for) what
kasabat
كَسَبَتْۚ
it earned.
inna
إِنَّ
Indeed,
l-laha
ٱللَّهَ
Allah
sarīʿu
سَرِيعُ
(is) Swift
l-ḥisābi
ٱلْحِسَابِ
(in) the reckoning.

Liyajziyal laahu kulla nafsim maa kasabat; innal laaha saree'ul hisaab

Sahih International:

So that Allah will recompense every soul for what it earned. Indeed, Allah is swift in account.

1 A. J. Arberry

that God may recompense every soul for its earnings; surely God is swift at the reckoning.

2 Abdul Haleem

[All will be judged] so that God may reward each soul as it deserves: God is swift in His reckoning.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

That Allah may requite each soul according to that which he hath earned: verily Allah is swift in reckoning.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

That Allah may requite each soul according to its deserts; and verily Allah is swift in calling to account.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

so that Allah may requite each person for his deeds. Allah is swift in reckoning.

6 Ahmed Ali

That God may reward each soul for its deeds. Indeed God is swift at reckoning!

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

In order that Allah may repay each soul what it had earned; indeed Allah spends no time in judging the account.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

so that Allah may reward every soul for what it has earned. Indeed Allah is swift at reckoning.

9 Ali Ünal

That God may recompense every soul for what it has earned. God is indeed swift at reckoning.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(This will be) so that Allâh may reward every soul according to his deeds. Verily, Allâh is Swift at reckoning.

11 English Literal

(So) God rewards/reimburses (E) each self what (it) gained/acquired , that God (is) fast (in) the account/calculation.

12 Faridul Haque

In order that Allah may repay each soul what it had earned; indeed Allah spends no time in judging the account.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

That Allah may reward each soul according to what it has earned. Verily, Allah is swift at reckoning!

14 Hilali & Khan

That Allah may requite each person according to what he has earned. Truly, Allah is Swift at reckoning.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Their shirts made of pitch, and fire covering their faces,

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

That Allah may requite each soul (according to) what it has earned; surely Allah is swift in reckoning.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

That Allah may repay each soul what it hath earned. Lo! Allah is swift at reckoning.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

This is how God will recompense each soul for its deeds. God's reckoning is swift.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Allah will recompense each soul according to its earnings. Swift is the Reckoning of Allah.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

That Allah may requite each person according to what he has earned. Truly, Allah is swift at reckoning.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

God will requite each soul according to its deeds. Swift is God's reckoning.

22 Talal Itani

That God may repay each soul according to what it has earned. God is Quick in reckoning.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

that God may requite (li-yajziya is semantically connected to [the verb] baraz, `they shall come forth') every soul for what it has earned, of good and evil. Truly God is swift at reckoning -- He shall reckon with all creatures in about half a day of the days of this world, as one hadth states to that effect.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

لِيَجْزِي اللّهُ كُلَّ نَفْسٍ مَّا كَسَبَتْ

That Allah may requite each person according to what he has earned.

meaning, on the Day of Resurrection.

Allah said in another Ayah,

لِيَجْزِىَ الَّذِينَ أَسَاءُواْ بِمَا عَمِلُواْ

That He may requite those who do evil with that which they have done. (53;31)

Allah said here,

إِنَّ اللّهَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ



Truly, Allah is swift at reckoning.

when He wills to reckon a servants of His, for He knows everything and nothing ever escapes His observation. Verily, His power over all of His creation is the same as His power over one creature,

مَّا خَلْقُكُمْ وَلَا بَعْثُكُمْ إِلاَّ كَنَفْسٍ وَحِدَةٍ

The creation of you all and the resurrection of you all are only as a single person. (31;28)

And this is why Mujahid said,
سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ
(swift at reckoning),

means "keeping count.