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Surah Al-Isra Ayat 109 in Arabic Text

۩ وَيَخِرُّونَ لِلْأَذْقَانِ يَبْكُونَ وَيَزِيدُهُمْ خُشُوعًۭا
Wa yakhirroona lil azqaani yabkoona wa yazeeduhum khushoo’aa (make sajda)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 109

Sahih International
And they fall upon their faces weeping, and the Qur’an increases them in humble submission.

Yusuf Ali
They fall down on their faces in tears, and it increases their (earnest) humility.

Abul Ala Maududi
And they fall down upon their faces, weeping, and their humility increases when (the Qur’an) is recited to them.

Muhsin Khan
And they fall down on their faces weeping and it adds to their humility.

Pickthall
They fall down on their faces, weeping, and it increaseth humility in them.

Dr. Ghali
And they collapse upon their faces weeping, and it increases them in submissiveness. A prostration is to be performed here.

Abdel Haleem
They fall down on their faces, weeping, and [the Quran] increases their humility.’

Quran 17 Verse 109 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Isra ayat 109, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(17:109) And they fall down upon their faces, weeping, and their humility[121] increases when (the Qur’an) is recited to them.[122]


121. That is, when they listen to the Quran, they at once recognize that its bearer is the promised Prophet mentioned in the Books of the former Prophets.

122. This attitude of the righteous people of the Book has been mentioned at several places in the Quran, e.g., (Surah Aal-Imran, Ayats 113-114, 199), (Surah Al-Maidah, Ayats: 83-84).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Isra verse 109 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Isra ayat 107 which provides the complete commentary from verse 107 through 109.

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