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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 100 in Arabic Text

لَعَلِّىٓ أَعْمَلُ صَـٰلِحًۭا فِيمَا تَرَكْتُ ۚ كَلَّآ ۚ إِنَّهَا كَلِمَةٌ هُوَ قَآئِلُهَا ۖ وَمِن وَرَآئِهِم بَرْزَخٌ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ يُبْعَثُونَ
La’alleee a’malu saalihan feemaa taraktu kallaa; innahaa kalimatun huwa qaaa’iluhaa wa minw waraaa’ihim barzakhun ilaa Yawmi yub’asoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 100

Sahih International
That I might do righteousness in that which I left behind.” No! It is only a word he is saying; and behind them is a barrier until the Day they are resurrected.

Yusuf Ali
“In order that I may work righteousness in the things I neglected.” – “By no means! It is but a word he says.”- Before them is a Partition till the Day they are raised up.

Abul Ala Maududi
that I have left behind. I am likely to do good.” Nay, it is merely a word that he is uttering. There is a barrier behind all of them (who are dead) until the Day when they will be raised up.

Muhsin Khan
“So that I may do good in that which I have left behind!” No! It is but a word that he speaks, and behind them is Barzakh (a barrier) until the Day when they will be resurrected.

Pickthall
That I may do right in that which I have left behind! But nay! It is but a word that he speaketh; and behind them is a barrier until the day when they are raised.

Dr. Ghali
That possibly I will do righteousness in that which I have left (behind).” Not at all! surely it is (only) a word he says, and beyond them (i.e., all mankind) is an isthmus until the Day they are made to rise again.

Abdel Haleem
so as to make amends for the things I neglected.’ Never! This will not go beyond his words: a barrier stands behind such people until the very Day they are resurrected.

Quran 23 Verse 100 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 100, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:100) that I have left behind. I am likely to do good.”[90] Nay,[91] it is merely a word that he is uttering.[92] There is a barrier behind all of them (who are dead) until the Day[93] when they will be raised up.


90. It occurs at several places in the Quran that each of the criminals, after his death till his entry into Hell, and even after that, will plead again and again: Lord, send me back to the world, I will no more disobey Thee, I will now do righteous deeds. See (Surah Al-Anaam, Ayats 27, 28); (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayat 53); (Surah Ibrahim, Ayats 44, 45); (Surah Ash-Shuara, Ayat 102); (Surah Al-Fatir, Ayat 37); (Surah Az- Zumar, Ayats 58, 59); (Surah Al-Momin, Ayats 10-12), and (Surah Ash-Shura, Ayats 44 )along with the relevant E.Ns.

91. That is, he will never be sent back nor given another opportunity, for in that case the test and trial for which man is sent to this world becomes meaningless. For further explanation, see (Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat 210 and E. N. 228 )thereof, and E.Ns 6, 139, 140 of Surah Al-Anaam) and (E.N. 26 of Surah Younus).

92. That is, now, when he has met his doom, he has nothing more to say than that he should be sent back to the world; so let him say what he likes; he will never be allowed to go back.

93. That is, now there is a barrier between them and the world, which will not allow them to go back to it. Therefore they shall remain in that state until the Day of Resurrection.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 100 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 99 which provides the complete commentary from verse 99 through 100.

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