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Surah Ibrahim Ayat 49 in Arabic Text

وَتَرَى ٱلۡمُجۡرِمِينَ يَوۡمَئِذٖ مُّقَرَّنِينَ فِي ٱلۡأَصۡفَادِ
Wa taral mujrimeena Yawma ‘izim muqarraneena filasfaad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 49

Sahih International
And you will see the criminals that Day bound together in shackles,

Yusuf Ali
And thou wilt see the sinners that day bound together in fetters;-

Abul Ala Maududi
On that Day you shall see the guilty ones secured in chains;

Muhsin Khan
And you will see the Mujrimun (criminals, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism, polytheists, disobedient to Allah, etc.) that Day bound together in fetters; [Muqarranun in fetters; mean:- with their hands and feet tied to their necks with chains.]

Thou wilt see the guilty on that day linked together in chains,

Dr. Ghali
And you will see the criminals upon that Day interlinked in the fetters,

Abdel Haleem
you [Prophet] will see the guilty on that Day, bound together in fetters,

Muhammad Junagarhi
آپ اس دن گناه گاروں کو دیکھیں گے کہ زنجیروں میں ملے جلے ایک جگہ جکڑے ہوئے ہوں گے

Quran 14 Verse 49 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ibrahim ayat 49, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(14:49) On that Day you shall see the guilty ones secured in chains;

There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.


49. And you will see the criminals that Day, Muqarranun (bound together) in fetters. 50. Their garments will be of Qatiran (tar), and fire will cover their faces. 51. That Allah may requite each person according to what he has earned. Truly, Allah is swift at reckoning.

The Condition of the criminals on the Day of Resurrection

Allah said,

﴿يَوْمَ تُبَدَّلُ الاٌّرْضُ غَيْرَ الاٌّرْضِ وَالسَّمَـوَتُ﴾

(On the Day when the earth will be changed to another earth and so will be the heavens) `and the creations will be brought before their Lord, and you, O Muhammad, will witness the criminals who committed the crimes of Kufr and mischief,’


(Muqarranin) bound together, each with his or her like, just as Allah said,

﴿احْشُرُواْ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ وَأَزْوَجَهُمْ﴾

(Assemble those who did wrong, together with their companions.) ﴿37:22﴾

﴿وَإِذَا النُّفُوسُ زُوِّجَتْ ﴾

(And when the souls are joined with their bodies.)﴿81:7﴾,

﴿وَإَذَآ أُلْقُواْ مِنْهَا مَكَاناً ضَيِّقاً مُّقَرَّنِينَ دَعَوْاْ هُنَالِكَ ثُبُوراً ﴾

(And when they shall be thrown into a narrow place thereof, chained together, they will exclaim therein for destruction.) ﴿25:13﴾ and,

﴿وَالشَّيَـطِينَ كُلَّ بَنَّآءٍ وَغَوَّاصٍ – وَءَاخَرِينَ مُقَرَّنِينَ فِى الاٌّصْفَادِ ﴾

(And also the Shayatin from the Jinn (including) every kind of builder and diver, and also others bound in fetters.)﴿38:37-38﴾ Allah said next,

﴿سَرَابِيلُهُم مِّن قَطِرَانٍ﴾

(Their garments will be of Qatiran (pitch),) that is used to coat camels. Qatadah commented that Qatiran (tar) is one of the fastest objects to catch fire. Ibn `Abbas used to say that the Qatiran, mentioned in the Ayah, is dissolved lead. It is possible that this Ayah reads as: (سَرَابِيلُهُمْ مِنْ قَطِرٍآنٍ) refering to heated lead that has reached tremendous heat, according to Mujahid, Ikrimah, Sa’id bin Jubayr Al-Hasan and Qatadah. Allah said next,

﴿وَتَغْشَى وُجُوهَهُمْ النَّارُ﴾

(and fire will cover their faces), which is similar to His other statement,

﴿تَلْفَحُ وُجُوهَهُمُ النَّارُ وَهُمْ فِيهَا كَـلِحُونَ ﴾

(The Fire will burn their faces, and therein they will grin, with displaced lips.)﴿23:104﴾ Imam Ahmad recorded that Yahya bin Abi Ishaq said that Aban bin Yazid said that Yahya bin Abi Kathir said that Zayd bin Abi Salam said that Abu Malik Al-Ash`ari said that the Messenger of Allah said,

«أَرْبَعٌ فِي أُمَّتِي مِنْ أَمْرِ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ لَا يَتْرُكُونَهُنَّ:الْفَخْرُ بِالْأَحْسَابِ، وَالطَّعْنُ فِي الْأَنْسَابِ، وَالْاسْتِسْقَاءُ بِالنُّجُومِ، وَالنِّيَاحَةُ عَلَى الْمَيِّتِ، وَالنَّائِحَةُ إِذَا لَمْ تَتُبْ قَبْلَ مَوْتِهَا، تُقَامُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَعَلَيْهَا سِرْبَالٌ مِنْ قَطِرَانٍ وَدِرْعٌ مِنْ جَرَب»

(Four characteristics from the time of Jahiliyyah will remain in my Ummah, since they will not abandon them: boasting about their family lineage, discrediting family ties, seeking rain through the stars, and wailing for their dead. Verily, if she who wails, dies before she repents from her behavior, she will be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection while wearing a dress of Qatiran and a cloak of mange.) Muslim collected this Hadith. Allah said next,

﴿لِيَجْزِىَ اللَّهُ كُلَّ نَفْسٍ مَّا كَسَبَتْ﴾

(That Allah may requite each person according to what he has earned.) meaning, on the Day of Resurrection. Allah said in another Ayah,

﴿لِيَجْزِىَ الَّذِينَ أَسَاءُواْ بِمَا عَمِلُواْ﴾

(That He may requite those who do evil with that which they have done.) ﴿53:31﴾ Allah said here,

﴿إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ﴾

(Truly, Allah is swift at reckoning.) when He wills to reckon a servants of His, for He knows everything and nothing ever escapes His observation. Verily, His power over all of His creation is the same as His power over one creature,

﴿مَّا خَلْقُكُمْ وَلاَ بَعْثُكُمْ إِلاَّ كَنَفْسٍ وَحِدَةٍ﴾

(The creation of you all and the resurrection of you all are only as a single person. )﴿31:28﴾ And this is why Mujahid said,

﴿سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ﴾

(swift at reckoning), means “keeping count.”

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