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Surah Zalzalah Ayat 2 in Arabic Text

وَأَخْرَجَتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ أَثْقَالَهَا
Wa akh rajatil ardu athqaalaha

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 2

Sahih International
And the earth discharges its burdens

Yusuf Ali
And the earth throws up her burdens (from within),

Abul Ala Maududi
and the earth will throw up all her burdens,

Muhsin Khan
And when the earth throws out its burdens,

Pickthall
And Earth yieldeth up her burdens,

Dr. Ghali
And the earth brings out its heavy (burdens),

Abdel Haleem
when the earth throws out its burdens,

Quran 99 Verse 2 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zalzalah ayat 2, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(99:2) and the earth will throw up all her burdens,[2]


2. This same has been expressed in Surah Al-Inshiqaq, Ayat 4, thus: And throws out whatever is within it, and becomes empty. It has several meanings:

(1) It will cast out bodies of the dead in whatever form and state and wherever they may be lying in the earth; and the following sentence indicates that at that time all the scattered parts of the bodies will reassemble and be resurrected once again in the same form and shape as they had been in their first life, for if it were not so, how will they say: What has happened to the earth? It will not only cast out the dead bodies of men but also all traces and evidences of the words, deeds and activities of their former life lying buried in it; the following sentence points out that the earth will narrate all that had happened on its back.

(2) A third meaning has also been given by some commentators, saying that it will cast out the treasures of gold, silver, jewels and every kind of wealth lying hidden in the earth’s belly and man will see it and realize how he thirsted for these things in the world, how he committed murders, thefts, robberies and piracies in the land and sea, usurped the rights of others, waged wars and devastated vast populations. On that Day all that will lie heaped up before him, yet of no avail, but will rather become a means of punishment for him.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Zalzalah verse 2 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zalzalah ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 8.

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