Skip to main content
wayazīdu
وَيَزِيدُ
And Allah increases
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
And Allah increases
alladhīna
ٱلَّذِينَ
those who
ih'tadaw
ٱهْتَدَوْا۟
accept guidance,
hudan
هُدًىۗ
(in) guidance.
wal-bāqiyātu
وَٱلْبَٰقِيَٰتُ
And the everlasting
l-ṣāliḥātu
ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتُ
good deeds
khayrun
خَيْرٌ
(are) better
ʿinda
عِندَ
near
rabbika
رَبِّكَ
your Lord
thawāban
ثَوَابًا
(for) reward
wakhayrun
وَخَيْرٌ
and better
maraddan
مَّرَدًّا
(for) return.

Wa yazeedul laahul lazeenah tadaw hudaa; wal baaqiyaatus saalihaatu khairun 'inda Rabbika sawaabanw wa khairum maraddaa

Sahih International:

And Allah increases those who were guided, in guidance, and the enduring good deeds are better to your Lord for reward and better for recourse.

1 A. J. Arberry

And God shall increase those who were guided in guidance; and the abiding things, the deeds of righteousness, are better with thy Lord in reward, and better in return

2 Abdul Haleem

But God gives more guidance to those who are guided, and good deeds of lasting merit are best and most rewarding in your Lord’s sight.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And Allah increaseth in guidance those who let themselves be guided, and the righteous works that last are excellent with thy Lord in respect of reward and excellent in respect of return. *Chapter: 19

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"And Allah doth advance in guidance those who seek guidance; and the things that endure, Good Deeds, are best in the sight of thy Lord, as rewards, and best in respect of (their) eventual return."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

(On the contrary), Allah increases in guidance those who follow the Right Way. Lasting acts of righteousness are better in the sight of your Lord as reward and conducive to a better end.

6 Ahmed Ali

God gives greater guidance to those who are guided; and good deeds that endure are better with your Lord for reward, and better for consequence.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And Allah will increase the guidance for those who have received guidance; and good deeds that remain have the best reward before your Lord, and the best outcome.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Allah enhances in guidance those who are [rightly] guided, and lasting righteous deeds are better with your Lord in reward, and better at the return [to Allah].

9 Ali Ünal

God strengthens in guidance those who have sought and found guidance. The righteous, good deeds of lasting merit are best in your Lord’s sight for reward, and best for returns.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

To those who follow guidance Allâh gives increased guidance. And from the point of view of reward and ultimate return, (you should bear in mind that) the righteous deeds that last and endure are best in the sight of your Lord.

11 English Literal

And God increases those who were guided (in) guidance, and the remainders the correct/righteous deeds (are) better at your Lord a replacement/compensation and better (in) a return.

12 Faridul Haque

And Allah will increase the guidance for those who have received guidance; and good deeds that remain have the best reward before your Lord, and the best outcome.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Say, "Whoever is in error, the Beneficent will extend to him until they see what they are threatened with, whether it be the torment in this world or whether it be the Hour (of Doom in the Hereafter), then they shall know who is worse placed and weakest in forces!"

14 Hilali & Khan

And Allah increases in guidance those who walk aright [true believers in the Oneness of Allah who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden), and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)]. And the righteous good deeds that last, are better with your Lord, for reward and better for resort.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Say: As for him who is in error, the Beneficent will prolong his length of days; until they see what they were threatened with, either the punishment or the Hour. Then they will know who is worse in position and weaker in forces.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And Allah increases in guidance those who go aright; and ever-abiding good works are with your Lord best in recompense and best in yielding fruit.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Allah increaseth in right guidance those who walk aright, and the good deeds which endure are better in thy Lord's sight for reward, and better for resort.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

God further enlightens those who seek guidance. To those who do charitable deeds which produce continuing benefits, your Lord will give a better reward and a better place in Paradise.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Allah will increase those who were guided in guidance and things that abide. Good deeds are better in reward with your Lord, and, better in return.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And Allah increases in guidance those who walk aright. And the righteous good deeds that last are better with your Lord for reward and better for resort.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

God increases His guidance to those who follow guidance; and lasting good works are better in the sight of your Lord and are most rewarding.

22 Talal Itani

God increases in guidance those who accept guidance. And the things that endure—the righteous deeds—have the best reward with your Lord, and the best outcome.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And God increases in guidance those who found [right] guidance, through faith, [increasing them] by way of the signs He reveals to them; and the enduring things, the righteous deeds -- namely, obedience [the reward of] which endures for that person -- are better in your Lord's sight in [terms of] reward, and better in [terms of the] return, that is, as something which will be repaid and returned to him [the believer], in contrast to the deeds of the disbelievers. The [use of the qualification] khayr, `better', here is meant to counter [the use of the same in] their statement, `Which of the two parties is better in station?' [above, Q. 19;73].

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Increasing Guidance of Those Who are guided

Allah says;

وَيَزِيدُ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ اهْتَدَوْا هُدًى

And Allah increases in guidance those who walk aright.

After Allah mentions the extended time and respite that is allowed to those who are in misguidance, increasing them in misguidance, He informs of the increase in guidance of those who are rightly guided.

Similarly He says,

وَإِذَا مَأ أُنزِلَتْ سُورَةٌ فَمِنْهُمْ مَّن يَقُولُ أَيُّكُمْ زَادَتْهُ هَـذِهِ إِيمَـناً

And whenever there comes down a Surah, some of them say;"Which of you has had his faith increased by it!" (9;124)

And the following Ayah also shows this.

Concerning Allah's statement,

وَالْبَاقِيَاتُ الصَّالِحَاتُ

And the righteous good deeds that last,

Its explanation has already preceded in Surah Al-Kahf, along with a lengthy discussion concerning it and the related Hadiths.

خَيْرٌ عِندَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَابًا

(they) are better with your Lord for reward.

meaning the recompense and reward.

وَخَيْرٌ مَّرَدًّا




and better for resort.

meaning in the final outcome, the result for its doer