Surah Al-Hijr >> Currently viewing Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 74 (15:74)

Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 74 in Arabic Text

فَجَعَلْنَا عَـٰلِيَهَا سَافِلَهَا وَأَمْطَرْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ حِجَارَةًۭ مِّن سِجِّيلٍ
Faja’alnaa ‘aaliyahaa saafilahaa wa amtarnaa ‘alaihim hijaaratam min sijjeel

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 74

Sahih International
And We made the highest part [of the city] its lowest and rained upon them stones of hard clay.

Yusuf Ali
And We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay.

Abul Ala Maududi
and turned the land upside down, and rained down stones of baked clay.

Muhsin Khan
And We turned (the towns of Sodom in Palestine) upside down and rained down on them stones of baked clay.

Pickthall
And We utterly confounded them, and We rained upon them stones of heated clay.

Dr. Ghali
So We turned it upside-down, and We rained upon them stones of baked clay.

Abdel Haleem
We turned their city upside down and rained on them a shower of clay stones.

Quran 15 Verse 74 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Hijr ayat 74, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(15:74) and turned the land upside down, and rained down stones of baked clay.[41]


41. These “stones of baked clay” might have been meteoric showers or volcanic eruptions that flew and rained upon them, or these might have been blown by a strong wind.

Ala-Maududi

(15:74) and turned the land upside down, and rained down stones of baked clay.[41]


41. These “stones of baked clay” might have been meteoric showers or volcanic eruptions that flew and rained upon them, or these might have been blown by a strong wind.

Quick navigation links

Surah Al-Hijr
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 10 . 11 . 12 . 13 . 14 . 15 . 16 . 17 . 18 . 19 . 20 . 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 . 26 . 27 . 28 . 29 . 30 . 31 . 32 . 33 . 34 . 35 . 36 . 37 . 38 . 39 . 40 . 41 . 42 . 43 . 44 . 45 . 46 . 47 . 48 . 49 . 50 . 51 . 52 . 53 . 54 . 55 . 56 . 57 . 58 . 59 . 60 . 61 . 62 . 63 . 64 . 65 . 66 . 67 . 68 . 69 . 70 . 71 . 72 . 73 . 74 . 75 . 76 . 77 . 78 . 79 . 80 . 81 . 82 . 83 . 84 . 85 . 86 . 87 . 88 . 89 . 90 . 91 . 92 . 93 . 94 . 95 . 96 . 97 . 98 . 99