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Surah Qamar Ayat 19 in Arabic Text

إِنَّآ أَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ رِيحًۭا صَرْصَرًۭا فِى يَوْمِ نَحْسٍۢ مُّسْتَمِرٍّۢ
Innaa arsalnaa ‘alaihim reehan sarsaran fee Yawmi nahsin mustamirr

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 19

Sahih International
Indeed, We sent upon them a screaming wind on a day of continuous misfortune,

Yusuf Ali
For We sent against them a furious wind, on a Day of violent Disaster,

Abul Ala Maududi
We sent a tumultuous wind against them on a day of unremitting misfortune,

Muhsin Khan
Verily, We sent against them a furious wind of harsh voice on a day of evil omen and continuous calamity.

Pickthall
Lo! We let loose on them a raging wind on a day of constant calamity,

Dr. Ghali
Surely We sent against them a most clamorous wind in a day of ill-luck, continuous,

Abdel Haleem
We released a howling wind against them on a day of terrible disaster;

Quran 54 Verse 19 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qamar ayat 19, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(54:19) We sent a tumultuous wind against them on a day of unremitting misfortune,[16]


16. That is, on a day the ill omen of which continued to rage for several days. In Surah HaMim As-Sajdah, Ayat 16, the words are: fi ayyam in nahisat, in a few ill-omened days, and in (Surah Al-Haqqah, Ayat 7), it has been said: This wind storm continued to rage for seven nights and eight days. It is said that the day on which the storm started was Wednesday. From this the idea spread that Wednesday was a day of ill-luck, and no work should be started on this day. Some very weak traditions also have been cited to support this view, which have further strengthened the idea that this day is ill-omened. For example, there is Ibn Marduyah and Khatib al-Baghdadi’s tradition that the last Wednesday of the month is ill-omened, the ill-omen of which is endless. Ibn Jauzi regards this tradition as fabricated and Ibn Rajab as unauthentic. Hafiz Sakhavi says that all the methods through which this tradition has been reported, are weak. Likewise, Tabarani’s tradition (Wednesday is a day of perpetual ill-luck) also has been declared as weak by the scholars of Hadith. In some other traditions one is also forbidden to start a journey, to do business transactions, to pare the nails, or to visit the sick on a Wednesday. They also say that leprosy starts on this day. But all these traditions are weak and these cannot be made the basis of any belief. The scholar Munawi says: To abandon Wednesday, taking it as ill-omened and to entertain the astrologer’s whims in this regard is forbidden, strictly forbidden. For, all days belong to Allah. no day is beneficial by itself nor harmful. Allama Alusi says: All days are equal, Wednesday has no peculiarity about it. There is no hour in the night or day which might be good for one person and bad for another. It is Allah Who creates favorable conditions for some people and adverse for others.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qamar verse 19 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qamar ayat 18 which provides the complete commentary from verse 18 through 22.

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