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Surah Dhariyat Ayat 13 in Arabic Text

يَوْمَ هُمْ عَلَى ٱلنَّارِ يُفْتَنُونَ
Yawma hum ‘alan naari yuftanoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 13

Sahih International
[It is] the Day they will be tormented over the Fire

Yusuf Ali
(It will be) a Day when they will be tried (and tested) over the Fire!

Abul Ala Maududi
It will be the Day when they shall be scourged by the Fire

Muhsin Khan
(It will be) a Day when they will be tried (i.e. burnt) over the Fire!

Pickthall
(It is) the day when they will be tormented at the Fire,

Dr. Ghali
The Day when it is they (who) will be tempted (Or: tried) at the Fire;

Abdel Haleem
On a Day when they will be punished by the Fire,

Quran 51 Verse 13 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Dhariyat ayat 13, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(51:13) It will be the Day when they shall be scourged by the Fire[10]


10. The disbelievers did not ask the question: “When will be the Resurrection” for the sake of seeking knowledge but for the purpose of taunt and ridicule. That is why they have been given such an answer. It is just like the taunting reaction of the wicked person who is admonished to desist from his immoral deeds, otherwise he would meet with the evil consequences of those deeds one day, and he asks in jest: When will that day be? Obviously, such a question is not asked to know the date of the occurrence of the evil end but to make fun of the admonition. Therefore, its right answer is that it will occur when the evildoers will meet with their doom. Besides, one should also understand well that if a denier of the Hereafter is discussing the question of the Hereafter sensibly, he can dispute the arguments in favor and against it, but he can never ask the question: On what date will the Hereafter occur, unless he has lost all reason. Whenever he puts such a question, it will only be as a taunt and ridicule. For it does not at all affect the real discussion whether the date of the occurrence of the Hereafter is stated or not. No one can deny the Hereafter only because the year and the month and the day of its occurrence have not been given, nor can one believe in it on hearing that it will occur on such and such a day of such and such a month and year. The date is no argument that may cause a denier to be convinced of its coming, for after that the question will arise: How can one believe whether on that particular day the Hereafter will actually occur?

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ad-Dhariyat verse 13 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Dhariyat ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 14.

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