Skip to main content
falidhālika
فَلِذَٰلِكَ
So to that
fa-ud'ʿu
فَٱدْعُۖ
then invite,
wa-is'taqim
وَٱسْتَقِمْ
and stand firm
kamā
كَمَآ
as
umir'ta
أُمِرْتَۖ
you are commanded
walā
وَلَا
and (do) not
tattabiʿ
تَتَّبِعْ
follow
ahwāahum
أَهْوَآءَهُمْۖ
their desires,
waqul
وَقُلْ
but say,
āmantu
ءَامَنتُ
"I believe
bimā
بِمَآ
in what
anzala
أَنزَلَ
Allah has sent down
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah has sent down
min
مِن
of
kitābin
كِتَٰبٍۖ
(the) Book,
wa-umir'tu
وَأُمِرْتُ
and I am commanded
li-aʿdila
لِأَعْدِلَ
that I do justice
baynakumu
بَيْنَكُمُۖ
between you.
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah has sent down
rabbunā
رَبُّنَا
(is) our Lord
warabbukum
وَرَبُّكُمْۖ
and your Lord.
lanā
لَنَآ
For us
aʿmālunā
أَعْمَٰلُنَا
our deeds
walakum
وَلَكُمْ
and for you
aʿmālukum
أَعْمَٰلُكُمْۖ
your deeds.
لَا
(There is) no
ḥujjata
حُجَّةَ
argument
baynanā
بَيْنَنَا
between us
wabaynakumu
وَبَيْنَكُمُۖ
and between you.
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah has sent down
yajmaʿu
يَجْمَعُ
will assemble
baynanā
بَيْنَنَاۖ
between us,
wa-ilayhi
وَإِلَيْهِ
and to Him
l-maṣīru
ٱلْمَصِيرُ
(is) the final return."

Falizaalika fad'u wastaqim kamaaa umirta wa laa tattabi' ahwaaa'ahum wa qul aamantu bimaaa anzalal laahu min Kitaab, wa umirtu li a'dila bainakum Allaahu Rabbunaa wa Rabbukum lanaaa a'maa lunaa wa lakum a'maalukim laa hujjata bainanaa wa baina kumul laahu yajma'u bainanaa wa ilaihil maseer

Sahih International:

So to that [religion of Allah] invite, [O Muhammad], and remain on a right course as you are commanded and do not follow their inclinations but say, "I have believed in what Allah has revealed of the Qur'an, and I have been commanded to do justice among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. For us are our deeds, and for you your deeds. There is no [need for] argument between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is the [final] destination."

1 A. J. Arberry

Therefore call thou, and go straight as thou hast been commanded; do not follow their caprices. And say: 'I believe in whatever Book God has sent down; I have been commanded to be just between you. God is our Lord and your Lord. We have our deeds, and you have your deeds; there is no argument between us and you; God shall bring us together, and unto Him is the homecoming.'

2 Abdul Haleem

So [Prophet] call people to that faith and follow the straight path as you have been commanded. Do not go by what they desire, but say, ‘I believe in whatever Scripture God has sent down. I am commanded to bring justice between you. God is our Lord and your Lord- to us our deeds and to you yours, so let there be no argument between us and you- God will gather us together, and to Him we shall return.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Wherefore Unto that summon thou, and be steadfast as thou hast been commanded, and follow not their desires. And say thou: I believe in whatsoever Allah hath sent down of the Book, and I am commanded that I should do justice between you; Allah is our Lord and your Lord; Unto us our works, and Unto you your works; let there be no contention between us and you; Allah will assemble us, and Unto Him is the return.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Now then, for that (reason), call (them to the Faith), and stand steadfast as thou art commanded, nor follow thou their vain desires; but say; "I believe in the Book which Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to judge justly between you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord; for us (is the responsibility for) our deeds, and for you for your deeds. There is no contention between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is (our) Final Goal.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

(This being so, O Muhammad), call people to the same religion and be steadfast about it as you were commanded, and do not follow their desires, and say (to them): “I believe in the Book Allah has sent down. I have been commanded to establish justice among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. We have our deeds and you have your deeds. There is no contention between us and you. Allah will bring us all together. To Him all are destined to return.”

6 Ahmed Ali

Yet to that (law) you should call them, and be constant as commanded. Do not follow their passing whims, but say: "I believe in whatever Scripture God has revealed, and I am commanded to act with equivalence among you. God is our Lord and your Lord. To us our actions, to you your deeds. There is no dispute between you and us. God will gather us all together, and to Him is our returning."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

For this reason, call them (to Islam); and remain firm, as you are commanded to; and do not follow their desires; and say, “I accept faith in whichever Book Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to judge fairly between you; Allah is the Lord of all – ours and yours; for us are our deeds and for you are your misdeeds; there is no debate between us and you; Allah will gather all of us together; and towards Him is the return.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

So summon to this [unity of religion], and be steadfast, just as you have been commanded, and do not follow their desires, and say, ‘I believe in whatever Book Allah has sent down. I have been commanded to do justice among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. Our deeds belong to us and your deeds belong to you. There is no quarrel between us and you. Allah will bring us together and toward Him is the destination.’

9 Ali Ünal

So (O Messenger) call people to that (the way of life God has laid down for you). Pursue what is exactly right (in every matter) as you are commanded (by God). Do not follow their desires and caprices (who follow other ways, including the followers of the previous Scriptures), and say: "I believe in whatever Book God has sent down; and I am commanded to bring about equity among you (without discrimination of race or rank by birth or by wealth or by power). God is our Lord and your Lord. To us are accounted our deeds, and to you, your deeds: (let there be) no contention between us and you: God will bring us all together (and settle any difference between us and you). To Him is the homecoming."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Since they are split up and divided,) call (them) to this (true faith), and go on following the straight path as you have been bidden. Do not follow their vain desires but say, `I believe in what Allâh has revealed of the Book, and I have orders to do justice between you. Allâh is Our Lord as well as your Lord. We shall reap (the fruit of) our deeds and you shall reap (the fruit of) yours. There exists no cause of dispute between us and you. Allâh will gather us together (to judge between us with justice) and towards Him is the (eventual) return (of us all).´

11 English Literal

So to/for that so call, and be straight/direct, as/like you were ordered/commanded, and do not follow their self attractions for desires , and say: "I believed with what God descended from a Book , and I was ordered/commanded to be just/equitable between you, God (is) our Lord and your Lord, for us (are) our deeds, and for you (are) your deeds, no argument between us and between you, God gathers/collects between us, and to Him (is) the end/destination."

12 Faridul Haque

For this reason, call them (to Islam); and remain firm, as you are commanded to; and do not follow their desires; and say, “I accept faith in whichever Book Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to judge fairly between you; Allah is the Lord of all - ours and yours; for us are our deeds and for you are your misdeeds; there is no debate between us and you; Allah will gather all of us together; and towards Him is the return.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Therefore, unto this (scripture) then go on inviting, and be you upright and steadfast as you are commanded, and follow not their vain desires, and say, "I believe in what Allah has revealed of the Book, and I am commanded to do justice between you: Allah is our Lord and your Lord; unto us our deeds and unto you your deeds; no argument between us and you: Allah will gather us together, and to Him is our final Goal (or return)."

14 Hilali & Khan

So unto this (religion of Islam, alone and this Quran) then invite (people) (O Muhammad SAW), and Istaqim [(i.e. stand firm and straight on Islamic Monotheism by performing all that is ordained by Allah (good deeds, etc.), and by abstaining from all that is forbidden by Allah (sins and evil deeds, etc.)], as you are commanded, and follow not their desires but say: "I believe in whatsoever Allah has sent down of the Book [all the holy Books, this Quran and the Books of the old from the Taurat (Torah), or the Injeel (Gospel) or the Pages of Ibrahim (Abraham)] and I am commanded to do justice among you, Allah is our Lord and your Lord. For us our deeds and for you your deeds. There is no dispute between us and you. Allah will assemble us (all), and to Him is the final return.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And they were not divided until after knowledge had come to them, out of envy among themselves. And had not a word gone forth from thy Lord for an appointed term, the matter would surely have been judged between them. And those who were made to inherit the Book after them are surely in disquieting doubt about it.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

To this then go on inviting, and go on steadfastly on the right way as you are commanded, and do not follow their low desires, and say: I believe in what Allah has revealed of the Book, and I am commanded to do justice between you: Allah is our Lord and your Lord; we shall have our deeds and you shall have your deeds; no plea need there be (now) between us and you: Allah will gather us together, and to Him is the return.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Unto this, then, summon (O Muhammad). And be thou upright as thou art commanded, and follow not their lusts, but say: I believe in whatever scripture Allah hath sent down, and I am commanded to be just among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. Unto us our works and unto you your works; no argument between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and unto Him is the journeying.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Thus, (Muhammad), preach (My revelation) to the people and be steadfast (in your faith) as you have been commanded. Do not follow their desires but say, "I believe in the Book which God has sent down and I have been commanded to exercise justice among you. God is our Lord and your Lord. Each of us will be responsible for his own deeds. Let there be no disputes among us. God will bring us all together and to Him we shall all return".

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

so invite and go straight as you are ordered, and do not follow their desires and say: 'I believe in whatever Book Allah has sent down. I am ordered to be just among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. We have our deeds and you have yours; there is no argument between us and you, Allah will bring us all together, to Him is the arrival'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

So unto this then invite (people), and stand firm as you are commanded, and follow not their desires but say: "I believe in whatsoever Allah has sent down of the Book and I am commanded to do justice among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. For us our deeds and for you your deeds. There is no dispute between us and you. Allah will assemble us (all), and to Him is the final return."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

So call people to that faith and hold fast to it yourself as you are commanded, and do not be led by their desires, but say, "I believe in the Book which God has sent down, and I am commanded to do justice between you: God is our Lord and your Lord; we are responsible for what we do and you are responsible for what you do. There is no contention between us and you. God will gather us together, for to Him we shall return."

22 Talal Itani

To this go on inviting, and be upright as you were commanded, and do not follow their inclinations, and say, “I believe in whatever Book God has sent down, and I was commanded to judge between you equitably. God is our Lord and your Lord. We have our deeds, and you have your deeds. Let there be no quarrel between us and you. God will bring us together, and to Him is the ultimate return.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

So to that then, [to that] affirmation of [God's] Oneness, summon, O Muhammad (s), people, and be upright, in [summoning them to] this, just as you have been commanded, and do not follow them in their desires, to abandon it. And say; `I believe in whatever Book God has revealed. And I have been commanded to be just between you, in passing judgement. God is our Lord and your Lord. Our deeds concern us and your deeds concern you, and so each [one of us] will be requited according to his [own] deeds. There is no argument, [no] dispute, between us and you -- this was [revealed] before the command to struggle [against them]. God will bring us together, at the [time of the] Return to decide [definitively] between us, and to Him is the [final] destination', the [ultimate] return.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

This Ayah includes ten separate and independent ideas, each of which is a ruling on its own.

They (the scholars) said that there is nothing else like it in the Qur'an, apart from Ayat Al-Kursi (2;255), which also includes ten ideas.

فَلِذَلِكَ فَادْعُ

So unto this then invite (people),

means, `so call people to this which We have revealed to you and which We enjoined upon all the Prophets before you,' the Prophets of major ways (of Shariah) that were followed, such as the Messengers of strong will, and others.

وَاسْتَقِمْ كَمَا أُمِرْتَ

and stand firm as you are commanded,

means, `adhere firmly, you and those who follow you, to the worship of Allah as He has commanded you.'

وَلَا تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَاءهُمْ

and follow not their desires,

means, the desires of the idolators, in the falsehoods that they have invented and fabricated by worshipping idols.

وَقُلْ امَنتُ بِمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ مِن كِتَابٍ

but say;"I believe in whatsoever Allah has sent down of the Book..."

means, `I believe in all the Books that have been revealed from heaven to the Prophets; we do not differentiate between any of them.'

وَأُمِرْتُ لاِأَعْدِلَ بَيْنَكُمُ

and I am commanded to do justice among you.

means, when judging according to the commands of Allah.

اللَّهُ رَبُّنَا وَرَبُّكُمْ

Allah is our Lord and your Lord.

means, `He is the One Who is to be worshipped, and there is no true God but He. We affirm this willingly, and even though you do not do so willingly, everyone in the universe prostrates to Him obediently and willingly.'

لَنَا أَعْمَالُنَا وَلَكُمْ أَعْمَالُكُمْ

For us our deeds and for you your deeds.

means, `we have nothing to do with you.'

This is like the Ayah;

وَإِن كَذَّبُوكَ فَقُل لِّى عَمَلِى وَلَكُمْ عَمَلُكُمْ أَنتُمْ بَرِييُونَ مِمَّأ أَعْمَلُ وَأَنَاْ بَرِىءٌ مِّمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ

And if they demy you, say;"For me are my deeds and for you are your deeds! You are innocent of what I do, and I am innocent of what you do!" (10;41)

لَاا حُجَّةَ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمُ

There is no dispute between us and you.

Mujahid said, "This means, no argument."

As-Suddi said,

"This was before Ayah of the sword was revealed."

This fits the context, because this Ayah was revealed in Makkah, and Ayah of the sword (22;39-40) was revealed after the Hijrah.

اللَّهُ يَجْمَعُ بَيْنَنَا

Allah will assemble us (all), (means, on the Day of Resurrection).

This is like the Ayah;

قُلْ يَجْمَعُ بَيْنَنَا رَبُّنَا ثُمَّ يَفْتَحُ بَيْنَنَا بِالْحَقِّ وَهُوَ الْفَتَّاحُ الْعَلِيمُ

Say;"Our Lord will assemble us all together, then He will judge between us with truth. And He is the Just Judge, the All-Knower of the true state of affairs." (34;26).

وَإِلَيْهِ الْمَصِيرُ




and to Him is the final return.

means, the final return on the Day of Reckoning