Surah Al-Fajr: Verse 14 - إن ربك لبالمرصاد... - English

Tafsir of Verse 14, Surah Al-Fajr

إِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَبِٱلْمِرْصَادِ

English Translation

Indeed, your Lord is in observation.

English Transliteration

Inna rabbaka labialmirsadi

Tafsir of Verse 14

surely thy Lord is ever on the watch.

For thy Lord is (as a Guardian) on a watch-tower.

إِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَبِالْمِرْصَادِ (Surely your Lord is ever on the watch....89:14]. The

word mirsad or marsad [ is derived from the root rasada which means 'to lie in wait or on watch']. Thus it means 'an ambush, or a place of observation; it is usually used for a place where persons have to travel through a pass in which someone is lying in wait to strike them'. The verse purports to say that Allah is ever watching and observing their movements and activities. No one should think that he could escape Divine torment, because all are under His authority and Power, and He may administer His punishment whenever He wills. Some commentators state that this verse is the subject of the five oaths mentioned taken in the first five verses of this Surah.

Verse 14 - Surah Al-Fajr: (إن ربك لبالمرصاد...) - English