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Surah Ghashiyah Ayat 6 in Arabic Text

لَّيْسَ لَهُمْ طَعَامٌ إِلَّا مِن ضَرِيعٍۢ
Laisa lahum ta’aamun illaa min daree’

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 6

Sahih International
For them there will be no food except from a poisonous, thorny plant

Yusuf Ali
No food will there be for them but a bitter Dhari’

Abul Ala Maududi
They shall have no food except bitter dry thorns

Muhsin Khan
No food will there be for them but a poisonous thorny plant,

No food for them save bitter thorn-fruit

Dr. Ghali
No food will be brought for them except from darîc, (Or: cactus thorn).

Abdel Haleem
with no food for them except bitter dry thorns

Quran 88 Verse 6 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ghashiyah ayat 6, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(88:6) They shall have no food except bitter dry thorns[3]

3. At some places in the Quran, it has been stated that the dwellers of Hell will be given zaqqum to eat; at another place it has been said that they will have no other food but ghislin (washing from wounds), and here that their only food will be thorny dry grass. There is, in fact, no contradiction between these statements. This may as well mean that Hell will have many different compartments in which different categories of the criminals will be lodged according to their crimes, and subjected to different punishments. This may also mean that if they try to avoid zaqqum they will be given ghislin, and if they try to avoid even that, they will only get thorny grass. In short, they would get nothing to suit their taste.


The tafsir of Surah Ghashiyah 6 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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