Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 17 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 17
And We have protected it from every devil expelled [from the mercy of Allah]
And (moreover) We have guarded them from every cursed devil:
and have protected them against every accursed satan
And We have guarded it (near heaven) from every outcast Shaitan (devil).
And We have guarded it from every outcast devil,
And We have preserved it from every outcast Shaytan (The all-vicious, i.e., the Devil).
and guarded it from every stoned satan:
Quran 15 Verse 17 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Hijr ayat 17, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(15:17) and have protected them against every accursed satan
10. That is, these spheres are so fortified that they are beyond the reach of every Satan, for all Satans including those of jinns, have been confined to that sphere in which the Earth has been placed and they enjoy no more access to visit other spheres than the other dwellers of this sphere. This has been mentioned in order to remove a common misunderstanding. The common people believed, and still believe, that Satan and his descendants have a free access to every place in the universe. On the contrary, the Quran says that Satans cannot go beyond a certain limit and they have no unlimited power of ascension.
The tafsir of Surah Hijr verse 17 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hijr ayat 16 which provides the complete commentary from verse 16 through 20.
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