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Surah Jinn Ayat 19 in Arabic Text

وَأَنَّهُۥ لَمَّا قَامَ عَبْدُ ٱللَّهِ يَدْعُوهُ كَادُوا۟ يَكُونُونَ عَلَيْهِ لِبَدًۭا
Wa annahoo lammaa qaama ‘abdul laahi yad’oohu kaadoo yakoonoona ‘alaihi libada

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 19

Sahih International
And that when the Servant of Allah stood up supplicating Him, they almost became about him a compacted mass.”

Yusuf Ali
“Yet when the Devotee of Allah stands forth to invoke Him, they just make round him a dense crowd.”

Abul Ala Maududi
and when Allah’s servant stood up to call on Him, they well-nigh swarmed him.

Muhsin Khan
(It has been revealed to me that) When the slave of Allah (Muhammad SAW) stood up invoking (his Lord Allah) in prayer to Him they (the jinns) just made round him a dense crowd as if sticking one over the other (in order to listen to the Prophet’s recitation).

Pickthall
And when the slave of Allah stood up in prayer to Him, they crowded on him, almost stifling.

Dr. Ghali
And that as soon as the bondman of Allah rose up invoking Him, they almost densely packed upon him.

Abdel Haleem
yet when God’s Servant stood up to pray to Him, they pressed in on him.

Quran 72 Verse 19 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Jinn 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

(72:19) and when Allah’s servant[20] stood up to call on Him, they well-nigh swarmed him.


20. Servant of Allah: the Prophet (peace be upon him).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Jinn verse 19 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Jinn ayat 18 which provides the complete commentary from verse 18 through 24.

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