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Surah Fajr Ayat 10 in Arabic Text

وَفِرْعَوْنَ ذِى ٱلْأَوْتَادِ
Wa fir’awna zil awtaad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 10

Sahih International
And [with] Pharaoh, owner of the stakes? –

Yusuf Ali
And with Pharaoh, lord of stakes?

Abul Ala Maududi
And with Pharaoh of the tent pegs

Muhsin Khan
And (with) Fir’aun (Pharaoh), who had pegs (who used to torture men by binding them to pegs)?

And with Pharaoh, firm of might,

Dr. Ghali
And (with) Firaawn, (Pharaoh) owning the bulwarks? (Or: stakes).

Abdel Haleem
and the mighty and powerful Pharaoh?

Quran 89 Verse 10 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Fajr ayat 10, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(89:10) And with Pharaoh of the tent pegs[6]

6. The words dhul-autad (of the stakes) for Pharaoh have also been used in (Surah Suad, Ayat 12). This can have several meanings. Possibly his forces have been compared to the stakes, and “of the stakes” means “of great forces”, for it was by their power and might that he ruled a firmly established kingdom; it might also imply multiplicity of forces, and the meaning may be that wherever his large armies camped, pegs of the tents were seen driven into the ground on every side; it may also imply the stakes at which he punished the people, and it is also possible that the pyramids of Egypt have been compared to the stakes, for they are the remnants of the grandeur and glory of the Pharaohs, and seem to have been driven into the ground like stakes for centuries.


The tafsir of Surah Fajr verse 10 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Fajr ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 14.

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