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Surah Abasa Ayat 21 in Arabic Text

ثُمَّ أَمَاتَهُۥ فَأَقْبَرَهُۥ
Thumma amatahu fa-aqbarah

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 21

Sahih International
Then He causes his death and provides a grave for him.

Yusuf Ali
Then He causeth him to die, and putteth him in his grave;

Abul Ala Maududi
then He caused him to die and brought him to the grave,

Muhsin Khan
Then He causes him to die, and puts him in his grave;

Pickthall
Then causeth him to die, and burieth him;

Dr. Ghali
Thereafter He makes him to die, so He entombs him,

Abdel Haleem
then He causes him to die and be buried.

Quran 80 Verse 21 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Abasa ayat 21, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(80:21) then He caused him to die and brought him to the grave,[14]


14. That is, not only in the matter of birth and destiny but also in the matter of death he is absolutely helpless before his Creator. Neither can he take birth by his choice nor die by his choice, nor can defer his death even by a moment. He dies precisely at the appointed time, in the appointed place, under the appointed circumstances that have been decreed for his death, and he is deposited in the type of grave destined for him whether it is the belly of the earth, the depths of the sea, a bonfire or the stomach of a beast. Nothing to say of the man. The whole world together cannot change the Creator’s decree in respect of any person.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Abasa verse 21 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Abasa ayat 17 which provides the complete commentary from verse 17 through 32.

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