Reason for Allah Ta’ala using “We” in the Quraan instead of “I”

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Q: “We created you in pairs” (Quran 78:8)

Why Is the word “we” used and not “I”?


A: This is a royal expression. Like how if the head of a state is arriving in another country on a certain day, he will not say “I will be landing on such and such day.” Rather, he will say “We will be landing….”

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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