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Surah Balad Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

عَلَيۡهِمۡ نَارٞ مُّؤۡصَدَةُۢ
Alaihim naarum mu’sadah

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
Over them will be fire closed in.

Yusuf Ali
On them will be Fire vaulted over (all round).

Abul Ala Maududi
Upon them shall be a Fire that will hem them in.

Muhsin Khan
The Fire will be shut over them (i.e. they will be enveloped by the Fire without any opening or window or outlet.

Fire will be an awning over them.

Dr. Ghali
Over them is a Fire without any outlet (Literally: vaulted/over).

Abdel Haleem
and the Fire will close in on them.

Muhammad Junagarhi
انہی پر آگ ہوگی جو چاروں طرف سے گھیری ہوئی ہوگی

Quran 90 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Balad ayat 20, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(90:20) Upon them shall be a Fire that will hem them in.[16]

16. That is, fire will be so covering them from every side that they will find no way of escape from it.


The tafsir of Surah Balad verse 20 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Balad ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 20.

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