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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 222 in Arabic Text

تَنَزَّلُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ أَفَّاكٍ أَثِيمٍۢ
Tanazzalu ‘alaa kulli affaakin aseem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 222

Sahih International
They descend upon every sinful liar.

Yusuf Ali
They descend on every lying, wicked person,

Abul Ala Maududi
They descend on every forgerer steeped in sin,

Muhsin Khan
They descend on every lying (one who tells lies), sinful person.

Pickthall
They descend on every sinful, false one.

Dr. Ghali
They keep coming down on every most vicious (and) constant falsifier.

Abdel Haleem
They come down to every lying sinner

Quran 26 Verse 222 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 222, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:222) They descend on every forgerer steeped in sin,[140]


140. This may have two meanings. (1) The satans somehow get a little hint of the truth and inspire their agents with it, mixing it with all kinds of falsehood. (2) The deceitful, unscrupulous sorcerers hear something from the satans and then mixing it with falsehood, whisper it into the people’s ears. This has been explained in a tradition which Bukhari has quoted on the authority of Aishah. She says that when some people asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) about sorcerers, he replied that they were nothing. They said: O Messenger of Allah, they, sometimes, tell the right thing. The Prophet (peace be upon him) answered: That right thing is overheard by the jinns who whisper it into their friend’s ear, who concocts a story by mixing a lot of falsehood in it.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 222 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 221 which provides the complete commentary from verse 222 through 227.

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