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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 104 in Arabic Text

تَلْفَحُ وُجُوهَهُمُ ٱلنَّارُ وَهُمْ فِيهَا كَـٰلِحُونَ
Talfahu wujoohahumun Naaru wa hum feehaa kaalihoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 104

Sahih International
The Fire will sear their faces, and they therein will have taut smiles.

Yusuf Ali
The Fire will burn their faces, and they will therein grin, with their lips displaced.

Abul Ala Maududi
The Fire shall scorch their faces, exposing their jaws.

Muhsin Khan
The Fire will burn their faces, and therein they will grin, with displaced lips (disfigured).

Pickthall
The fire burneth their faces, and they are glum therein.

Dr. Ghali
The Fire is searing their faces, and they are therein glumly glowering.

Abdel Haleem
the Fire will scorch their faces and their lips will be twisted in pain.

Quran 23 Verse 104 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 104, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:104) The Fire shall scorch their faces, exposing their jaws.[97]


97. The word kalih means a face whose skin has been removed so as to expose the jaws. When somebody asked Abdullah bin Masud the meaning of kalih, he said: Haven’t you seen the scorched head of a slaughtered animal?

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 104 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 101 which provides the complete commentary from verse 101 through 104.

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