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Surah Buruj Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

وَشَاهِدٍۢ وَمَشْهُودٍۢ
Wa shaahidinw wa mashhood

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
And [by] the witness and what is witnessed,

Yusuf Ali
By one that witnesses, and the subject of the witness;-

Abul Ala Maududi
and by the witness and what is witnessed:

Muhsin Khan
And by the witnessing day (i.e. Friday), and by the witnessed day [i.e. the day of ‘Arafat (Hajj) the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah];

And by the witness and that whereunto he beareth testimony,

Dr. Ghali
And (by the) witness and the witnessed

Abdel Haleem
by the Witness and that which is witnessed,

Quran 85 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Buruj ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(85:3) and by the witness and what is witnessed:[3]

3. The commentators have expressed many different views about “the witness” and “that which is witnessed”. In our opinion what fits in well with the context is that it is every such person who will witness the Day of Resurrection, and that which is witnessed is the Resurrection itself, the dreadful scenes of which will be seen by all. This is the view of Mujahid. Ikrimah, Dahhak, lbn Nujaih and some other commentators.


The tafsir of Surah Al-Buruj verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Buruj ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 10.

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