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Surah Al-Isra Ayat 52 in Arabic Text

يَوْمَ يَدْعُوكُمْ فَتَسْتَجِيبُونَ بِحَمْدِهِۦ وَتَظُنُّونَ إِن لَّبِثْتُمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلًۭا
Yawma yad’ookum fatastajeeboona bihamdihee wa tazunnoona il labistum illaa qaleela (section 5)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 52

Sahih International
On the Day He will call you and you will respond with praise of Him and think that you had not remained [in the world] except for a little.”

Yusuf Ali
“It will be on a Day when He will call you, and ye will answer (His call) with (words of) His praise, and ye will think that ye tarried but a little while!”

Abul Ala Maududi
on the Day when He will call you and you will rise praising Him in response to His call, and you will believe that you had lain in this state only for a while.”

Muhsin Khan
On the Day when He will call you, and you will answer (His Call) with (words of) His Praise and Obedience, and you will think that you have stayed (in this world) but a little while!

Pickthall
A day when He will call you and ye will answer with His praise, and ye will think that ye have tarried but a little while.

Dr. Ghali
The Day when He will call you (and) so you respond with His praise and you surmise (that) 139 decidedly you have not lingered except a little.

Abdel Haleem
it will be the Day when He calls you, and you answer by praising Him, and you think you have stayed [on earth] only a little while.’

Quran 17 Verse 52 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Isra ayat 52, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(17:52) on the Day when He will call you and you will rise praising Him in response to His call, and you will believe that you had lain in this state only for a while.”[56]


56. That is, you will feel as if the intervening period between death and coming again to life on the Day of Resurrection was only a few hours or so, for you will think that you had just woken up after a short sleep by the sudden noise produced on the Day. As regards to you will rise up praising Him, it is a subtle hint towards a great reality. At the time of rising up from death, both the believer and the unbeliever will be uttering the praise of Allah. The believer will do so because in the worldly life also he believed in this creed and practiced it. As regards the unbeliever, he will have the urge to do so because of the inherent and ingrained tendency in him which he had been suppressing by his folly. In the new life all those deliberate suppressions will vanish away and he will involuntarily utter the praise of Allah.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Isra verse 52 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Isra ayat 49 which provides the complete commentary from verse 49 through 52.

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