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Surah Dukhan Ayat 56 in Arabic Text

لَا يَذُوقُونَ فِيهَا ٱلْمَوْتَ إِلَّا ٱلْمَوْتَةَ ٱلْأُولَىٰ ۖ وَوَقَىٰهُمْ عَذَابَ ٱلْجَحِيمِ
Laa yazooqoona feehal mawtaa illal mawtatal oolaa wa waqaahum ‘azaabal jaheem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 56

Sahih International
They will not taste death therein except the first death, and He will have protected them from the punishment of Hellfire

Yusuf Ali
Nor will they there taste Death, except the first death; and He will preserve them from the Penalty of the Blazing Fire,-

Abul Ala Maududi
They shall not taste death except the death in this world. And Allah will save them from the chastisement of Hell

Muhsin Khan
They will never taste death therein except the first death (of this world), and He will save them from the torment of the blazing Fire,

They taste not death therein, save the first death. And He hath saved them from the doom of hell,

Dr. Ghali
They will not taste therein of death, except the first death, and He will protect them from the torment of Hell-Fire,

Abdel Haleem
After the one death they will taste death no more. God will guard them from the torment of Hell,

Quran 44 Verse 56 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Dukhan ayat 56, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(44:56) They shall not taste death except the death in this world. And Allah will save them from the chastisement of Hell[44]

44. Two things are worthy of notice in this verse.

First, after mentioning the blessings of Paradise, special mention has been made of being secure from Hell separately whereas a person’s entry into Paradise by itself amounts to his being safe from Hell. This is because man can feel the worth of the reward of obedience fully only when he is informed what end the disobedient people have met and from what evil end he himself has ban saved.

Secondly, Allah is mentioning those people’s safety from Hell and their entry into Paradise as a result of His own grace. This is meant to warn man of the truth that this success cannot be achieved by any person unless he is blessed by Allah’s grace. Although man will be rewarded for his own good deeds, in the first place he cannot do good unless favored by Allah’s succor; then even the best deed that man is able to perform, cannot be absolutely perfect and none can claim that it is flawless and faultless. It is only Allah’s bounty that He should overlook the servant’s weaknesses and defects in his actions and accept his services and bless him with rewards; otherwise if He resorts to minute accountability, no one can dare claim to win Paradise only on the strength of his own deeds. The same thing has been said by the Prophet (peace be upon him) in a Hadith to the effect: Act and try to act as righteously as you possibly can, but know that the action of a person alone will not make him enter Paradise. It was asked: What about your own action, O Messenger of Allah? He replied: Yes, even I won’t enter Paradise on the strength of my actions, unless of course, my Lord covers me up in His mercy.


The tafsir of Surah Ad-Dukhan verse 56 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Dukhan ayat 51 which provides the complete commentary from verse 51 through 59.

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