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Sura 74
Aya 39
إِلّا أَصحابَ اليَمينِ

Muhammad Asad

save those who shall have attained to righteousness:1
  • Lit., "those [or "the people"] on the right hand" (ashab al-yamin), an expression based on the tropical significance of yamin as "righteous" or "righteousness" and consequently, "blessedness". The above is probably the oldest Qur'anic incidence of this expression, which evidently comprises all those whose conduct in life will have earned them God's forgiveness of whatever sins they may have committed.