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Surah Dhariyat Ayat 44 in Arabic Text

فَعَتَوْا۟ عَنْ أَمْرِ رَبِّهِمْ فَأَخَذَتْهُمُ ٱلصَّـٰعِقَةُ وَهُمْ يَنظُرُونَ
Fa’ataw ‘an amri Rabbihim fa akhazat humus saa’iqatu wa hum yanzuroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 44

Sahih International
But they were insolent toward the command of their Lord, so the thunderbolt seized them while they were looking on.

Yusuf Ali
But they insolently defied the Command of their Lord: So the stunning noise (of an earthquake) seized them, even while they were looking on.

Abul Ala Maududi
But they brazenly disobeyed their Lord’s command, and then a sudden chastisement overtook them while they looked on.

Muhsin Khan
But they insolently defied the Command of their Lord, so the Sa’iqah overtook them while they were looking.

Pickthall
But they rebelled against their Lord’s decree, and so the thunderbolt overtook them even while they gazed;

Dr. Ghali
Yet they rebelled against the Command of their Lord; so that stunning (thunderbolt) took them (away) (while) they were looking on.

Abdel Haleem
but they rebelled against their Lord’s command, so the blast took them. They looked on helplessly:

Quran 51 Verse 44 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Dhariyat ayat 44, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(51:44) But they brazenly disobeyed their Lord’s command, and then a sudden chastisement[41] overtook them while they looked on.


41. Different words have been used for this torment at different places in the Quran. Somewhere it has been called rajafah (a frightful and shocking calamity), somewhere saihah (a crashing and thundering disaster), somewhere taghiyah (a most severe affliction) and here it has been described as saiqah (a calamity that strikes like a thunderbolt). Probably this torment was like an earthquake which was also accompanied by a terrible noise.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ad-Dhariyat verse 44 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Dhariyat ayat 38 which provides the complete commentary from verse 38 through 46.

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