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Surah Fajr Ayat 23 in Arabic Text

وَجِا۟ىٓءَ يَوْمَئِذٍۭ بِجَهَنَّمَ ۚ يَوْمَئِذٍۢ يَتَذَكَّرُ ٱلْإِنسَـٰنُ وَأَنَّىٰ لَهُ ٱلذِّكْرَىٰ
Wa jeee’a yawma’izim bi jahannnam; Yawma ‘iziny yatazakkarul insaanu wa annaa lahuz zikraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 23

Sahih International
And brought [within view], that Day, is Hell – that Day, man will remember, but what good to him will be the remembrance?

Yusuf Ali
And Hell, that Day, is brought (face to face),- on that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance profit him?

Abul Ala Maududi
and when Hell is brought near that Day. On that Day will man understand, but of what avail will that understanding be?

Muhsin Khan
And Hell will be brought near that Day. On that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance (then) avail him?

Pickthall
And hell is brought near that day; on that day man will remember, but how will the remembrance (then avail him)?

Dr. Ghali
And Hell is made to come (face to face) upon that Day, man will remember, upon that Day, and however will the Reminding (avail) him?

Abdel Haleem
when Hell is that Day brought near- on that Day man will take heed, but what good will that be to him then?

Quran 89 Verse 23 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Fajr ayat 23, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(89:23) and when Hell is brought near that Day. On that Day will man understand, but of what avail will that understanding be?[17]


17. The words in the original can have two meanings:

(1) That on that Day man will remember whatever he had done in the world and will regret, but what will remembrance and regretting avail him then.

(2) That on that Day man will take heed and accept admonition: he will realize that whatever he had been told by the Prophets was true and he committed a folly when he did not listen to them; but what will taking heed and accepting the admonition and realizing one’s errors avail then.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Fajr verse 23 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Fajr ayat 21 which provides the complete commentary from verse 21 through 30.

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