Surah Dukhan >> Currently viewing Surah Dukhan Ayat 24 (44:24)

Surah Dukhan Ayat 24 in Arabic Text

وَٱتْرُكِ ٱلْبَحْرَ رَهْوًا ۖ إِنَّهُمْ جُندٌۭ مُّغْرَقُونَ
Watrukil bahra rahwan innahum jundum mughraqoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 24

Sahih International
And leave the sea in stillness. Indeed, they are an army to be drowned.”

Yusuf Ali
“And leave the sea as a furrow (divided): for they are a host (destined) to be drowned.”

Abul Ala Maududi
And leave the sea behind you as calm as ever. Surely they are an army that is doomed to be drowned.”

Muhsin Khan
“And leave the sea as it is (quiet and divided). Verily, They are a host to be drowned.”

Pickthall
And leave the sea behind at rest, for lo! they are a drowned host.

Dr. Ghali
And leave the sea becalmed; (Or: furrowed) surely they are a drowned host.”

Abdel Haleem
Leave the sea behind you parted and their army will be drowned.’

Quran 44 Verse 24 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Dukhan ayat 24, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(44:24) And leave the sea behind you as calm as ever. Surely they are an army that is doomed to be drowned.”[23]


23. This command was given when the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) had crossed the sea along with his caravan and wanted that he should restore the sea to its former state by smiting it with the staff so that Pharaoh and his hosts should not pursue them on the dry path created by the miracle. At that times it was said: Leave the sea divided as it is, so that Pharaoh and his armies should descend into it. Then the sea will be restored and they will be drowned all together.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ad-Dukhan verse 24 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Dukhan ayat 17 which provides the complete commentary from verse 17 through 33.

Quick navigation links

Surah Dukhan
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 10 . 11 . 12 . 13 . 14 . 15 . 16 . 17 . 18 . 19 . 20 . 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 . 26 . 27 . 28 . 29 . 30 . 31 . 32 . 33 . 34 . 35 . 36 . 37 . 38 . 39 . 40 . 41 . 42 . 43 . 44 . 45 . 46 . 47 . 48 . 49 . 50 . 51 . 52 . 53 . 54 . 55 . 56 . 57 . 58 . 59