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Sura 50
Aya 21
وَجاءَت كُلُّ نَفسٍ مَعَها سائِقٌ وَشَهيدٌ

Yusuf Ali

And there will come forth every soul: with each will be an (angel) to drive,1 and an (angel) to bear witness.
  • Several interpretations are possible, leading to the same truth, that the Judgment will be set up; the Record will be produced; the good and bad deeds will speak for and against; and complete justice will be done, each act leading to its own due fruit. (1) The (angel) to drive and the (angel) to bear witness may be the Recording Angels of the left and the right (verse 17); or (2) it may not be angels, but the evil deeds will drive like task-masters, and the good deeds will bear witness for the soul on trial; or (3) his misused limbs and faculties will drive him to his doom, while his well-used limbs and faculties will witness for him.