Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 1 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 1
Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the verses of the Book and a clear Qur’an.
A. L. R. These are the Ayats of Revelation,- of a Qur’an that makes things clear.
Alif. Lam. Ra’. These are the verses of the Book, and a Clear Qur’an.
Alif-Lam-Ra. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Book, and a plain Quran.
Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Scripture and a plain Reading.
Alif, Lam, Mîm, Ra (These are the names of letters of the Arabic alphabet, and only Allah knows their meaning here). Those are the ayat (Verses, signs) of the Book and an Evident Qur’an.
Alif Lam Ra These are the verses of the Scripture, a Quran that makes things clear.
Quran 15 Verse 1 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Hijr ayat 1, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(15:1) Alif. Lam. Ra’. These are the verses of the Book, and a Clear Qur’an.
1. This verse is the brief introduction to the Surah, and immediately after this begins its theme. “These are the verses of the Book and a clear Quran”: These are the verses of that Quran which makes its meaning lucid and understandable.
1. Alif-Lam-Ra. These are Ayat of the Book and a plain Qur’an. 2. How much would those who disbelieved wish that they had been Muslims. 3. Leave them to eat and enjoy, and let them be preoccupied with (false) hope. They will come to know!
We have already discussed the letters which appear at the beginning of some Surahs. Allah said:
(How much would those who disbelieved wish) Here Allah tells us that they will regret having lived in disbelief, and will wish that they had been Muslims in this world. Regarding Allah’s saying,
(How much would those who disbelieved wish that they had been Muslims.) Sufyan Ath-Thawri reported from Salamah bin Kuhayl, who reported from Abi Az-Za`ra’, from `Abdullah, who said: “This is about the Jahannamiyyun (the sinners among the believers who will stay in Hell for some time), when they ﴿the disbelievers﴾ see them being brought out of Hell.”
(How much would those who disbelieved wish that they had been Muslims.) Ibn Jarir reported that Ibn `Abbas and Anas bin Malik explained that this Ayah refers to the Day when Allah will detain the sinful Muslims in Hell along with the idolators. He said: “The idolators will say to them, `What you used to worship on earth has not helped you.’ Then by virtue of His mercy, Allah will be angry for their sake, and He will remove them ﴿from it﴾. That is when
(How much would those who disbelieved wish that they had been Muslims).”
(Leave them to eat and enjoy) this is a stern and definitive threat for them, like His saying,
(Say: “Enjoy your brief life! But certainly, your destination is the Fire!”) ﴿14:30﴾
((O disbelievers!) Eat and enjoy yourselves (in this worldly life) for a little while. Verily, you are the guilty.)﴿77:46﴾ Allah says:
(let them be preoccupied with false hope.) i.e., distracted from repentance and turning to Allah, for
(They will soon come to know!) that is, their punishment.
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