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Surah Qamar Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

تَنزِعُ ٱلنَّاسَ كَأَنَّهُمْ أَعْجَازُ نَخْلٍۢ مُّنقَعِرٍۢ
Tanzi’un naasa ka annahum a’jaazu nakhlin munqa’ir

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
Extracting the people as if they were trunks of palm trees uprooted.

Yusuf Ali
Plucking out men as if they were roots of palm-trees torn up (from the ground).

Abul Ala Maududi
which tore people away and hurled them as though they were trunks of uprooted palm-trees.

Muhsin Khan
Plucking out men as if they were uprooted stems of date-palms.

Pickthall
Sweeping men away as though they were uprooted trunks of palm-trees.

Dr. Ghali
Plucking up mankind as if they were the stumps of uprooted palm-trees.

Abdel Haleem
it swept people away like uprooted palm trunks.

Quran 54 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qamar ayat 20, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(54:20) which tore people away and hurled them as though they were trunks of uprooted palm-trees.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qamar verse 20 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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