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Surah Jinn Ayat 15 in Arabic Text

وَأَمَّا ٱلْقَـٰسِطُونَ فَكَانُوا۟ لِجَهَنَّمَ حَطَبًۭا
Wa ammal qaasitoona fa kaanoo li jahannama hataba

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 15

Sahih International
But as for the unjust, they will be, for Hell, firewood.’

Yusuf Ali
‘But those who swerve,- they are (but) fuel for Hell-fire’-

Abul Ala Maududi
but those who deviated from the Truth, will be the fuel for Hell.”

Muhsin Khan
And as for the Qasitun (disbelievers who deviated from the Right Path), they shall be firewood for Hell,

Pickthall
And as for those who are unjust, they are firewood for hell.

Dr. Ghali
And as for the inequitable, then they are firewood for Hell.”

Abdel Haleem
but those who go wrong will be fuel for Hellfire.” ’

Quran 72 Verse 15 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Jinn ayat 15, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(72:15) but those who deviated from the Truth, will be the fuel for Hell.”[14]


14. Here, one may ask: When, according to the Quran, the jinn have been created from the fire, what harm can the fire of Hell do them? The answer is: Even according to the Quran, man has been created out of the earth; why does then man feel hurt when a clod of earth is thrown at him? The truth is that although the whole body of man has been made from the earthly substances, when a living man of flesh and blood is molded from them he becomes an entirely different thing from those substances; then other things made from the same substances become a means of causing harm to him. Likewise, although the jinn have also been created from the fire, when a living and sentient creation has been made from it, the same fire becomes a means of causing harm and hurt for it. (For further explanation, see (E.N. 15 of Surah Ar-Rahman).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Jinn verse 15 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Jinn ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 17.

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