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Surah Inshiqaq Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا ٱلْأَرْضُ مُدَّتْ
Wa izal ardu muddat

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
And when the earth has been extended

Yusuf Ali
And when the earth is flattened out,

Abul Ala Maududi
and when the earth is stretched out

Muhsin Khan
And when the earth is stretched forth,

Pickthall
And when the earth is spread out

Dr. Ghali
And when the earth will be widely extended,

Abdel Haleem
when the earth is levelled out,

Quran 84 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Inshiqaq ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(84:3) and when the earth is stretched out[2]


2. When the earth is stretched out: when the oceans and rivers are filled up, the mountains are crushed to pieces and scattered away, and the earth is leveled and turned into a smooth plain. In Surah TaHa, the same thing has been expressed, thus: He will turn the earth into an empty level plain, wherein you will neither see any curve nor crease. (verses 106-107). Hakim in Mustadrak has related through authentic channels on the authority of Jabir bin Abdullah a saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to the effect: On the Resurrection Day the earth will be flattened out and spread out like the table-cloth; then there will hardly be room on it for men to place their feet. To understand this saying one should keep in mind the fact that on that Day all men who will have been born from the first day of creation till Resurrection, will be resurrected simultaneously and produced in the divine court. For gathering together such a great multitude of the people it is inevitable that the oceans, rivers, mountains, jungles, ravines and all high and low areas be leveled and the entire globe of the earth be turned into a vast plain so that all individuals of human race may have room on it to stand on their feet.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Inshiqaq verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Inshiqaq ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 15.

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