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Surah Ash-Shams Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

وَٱلَّيۡلِ إِذَا يَغۡشَىٰهَا
Wallaili izaa yaghshaa haa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
And [by] the night when it covers it

Yusuf Ali
By the Night as it conceals it;

Abul Ala Maududi
and by the night as it envelopes the sun;

Muhsin Khan
And by the night as it conceals it (the sun);

And the night when it enshroudeth him,

Dr. Ghali
And (by) the night when it envelops it,

Abdel Haleem
and by the night as it conceals it,

Muhammad Junagarhi
قسم ہے رات کی جب اسے ڈھانﭗ لے

Quran 91 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shams ayat 4, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(91:4) and by the night as it envelopes the sun;[2]

2. That is, when the night comes, the sun hides and its light remains hidden throughout the night. This state has been described, saying that the night covers up the sun, for the night actually signifies the sun’s hiding behind the horizon because of which its light cannot reach that part of the earth where the night has fallen.


The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shams verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ash-Shams ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 10.

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