Malik-i-YawmiddinMaster On The Day Of Recompense

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an 1968

The Surat then refers to God as Malik-i-Yawmiddin, or Master on the Day of Recompense. The word Din here postulates a law of recompense. It emphasizes that requital is but the natural reaction to one’s own action and is its inevitable result. It is not fair therefore to assert that God deals out punishment to any one out of revenge or in anger, for, the word Din in this context simply means recompense or requital or what follows as a natural sequence.