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Surah Fajr Ayat 19 in Arabic Text

وَتَأْكُلُونَ ٱلتُّرَاثَ أَكْلًۭا لَّمًّۭا
Wa taakuloonat turaasa aklal lammaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 19

Sahih International
And you consume inheritance, devouring [it] altogether,

Yusuf Ali
And ye devour inheritance – all with greed,

Abul Ala Maududi
and greedily devour the entire inheritance,

Muhsin Khan
And you devour inheritance all with greed,

Pickthall
And ye devour heritages with devouring greed.

Dr. Ghali
And you eat the heritage with indiscriminate eating,

Abdel Haleem
you consume inheritance greedily,

Quran 89 Verse 19 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Fajr ayat 19, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(89:19) and greedily devour the entire inheritance,[13]


13. In Arabia, the women and children were as a rule deprived of inheritance and the people’s idea in this regard was that the right to inheritance belonged only to those male members who were fit to fight and safeguard the family. Besides, the one who was more powerful and influential among the heirs of the deceased, would annex the whole inheritance without qualms, and usurp the shares of all those who did not have the power to secure their shares. They did not give any importance to the right and duty so that they should honestly render the right to whom it was due as a duty whether he had the power to secure it or not.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Fajr verse 19 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Fajr ayat 15 which provides the complete commentary from verse 15 through 21.

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