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Surah Ghashiyah Ayat 2 in Arabic Text

وُجُوهٌۭ يَوْمَئِذٍ خَـٰشِعَةٌ
Wujoohuny yawma ‘izin khaashi’ah

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 2

Sahih International
[Some] faces, that Day, will be humbled,

Yusuf Ali
Some faces, that Day, will be humiliated,

Abul Ala Maududi
Some faces that Day shall be downcast with fear,

Muhsin Khan
Some faces, that Day, will be humiliated (in the Hell-fire, i.e. the faces of all disbelievers, Jews and Christians, etc.).

Pickthall
On that day (many) faces will be downcast,

Dr. Ghali
Faces upon that day will be submissive,

Abdel Haleem
On that Day, there will be downcast faces,

Quran 88 Verse 2 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ghashiyah ayat 2, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(88:2) Some faces[2] that Day shall be downcast with fear,


2. Some faces: some persons, for the face is the most conspicuous part of the human body by which man’s personality is judged and which reflects the good or bad states through which man passes.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ghashiyah 2 verse by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ghashiyah ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 7.

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