Translation of the word الذكرى

Q: Someone posted a Quranic verse that ‘indeed reminders benefit believers’. When I checked the translation, it said that ‘the reminder benefits the believers’. Is the translation from before incorrect?

A: That is also correct. The word الذكرى can be translated in the singular as well as the plural context considering the jins ma'na.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)