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Surah Inshiqaq Ayat 19 in Arabic Text

لَتَرْكَبُنَّ طَبَقًا عَن طَبَقٍۢ
Latarkabunna tabaqan ‘an tabaq

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 19

Sahih International
[That] you will surely experience state after state.

Yusuf Ali
Ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.

Abul Ala Maududi
you shall proceed onwards from stage to stage.

Muhsin Khan
You shall certainly travel from stage to stage (in this life and in the Hereafter).

Pickthall
That ye shall journey on from plane to plane.

Dr. Ghali
Indeed you will definitely ride state after state (i.e., travel from one stage “of life” to another).

Abdel Haleem
you will progress from stage to stage.

Quran 84 Verse 19 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Inshiqaq ayat 19, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(84:19) you shall proceed onwards from stage to stage.[11]


11. That is, you will not remain in one and the same state, but will have to pass through countless stages gradually, from youth to old age, from old age to death, from death to barzakh (the intermediary state between death and Resurrection), from barzakh to Resurrection, from Resurrection to the Plain of Assembly, then to the Reckoning, and then to the meting out of rewards and punishments. An oath has been sworn by three things to confine this:

(1) By the twilight.

(2) By the darkness of night and the gathering together in it of all those human beings and animals who remain scattered in the day time.

(3) By the moon’s passing through different phases to become full. These are some of those things which testify that rest and stillness is unknown in the universe in which man lives. There is a continuous and gradual change taking place everywhere. Therefore, the disbelievers are wrong in thinking that life comes to an end after man has breathed his last.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Inshiqaq verse 19 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Inshiqaq ayat 16 which provides the complete commentary from verse 16 through 25.

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