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Surah Al-Kahf Ayat 100 in Arabic Text

وَعَرَضْنَا جَهَنَّمَ يَوْمَئِذٍۢ لِّلْكَـٰفِرِينَ عَرْضًا
Wa ‘aradnaa jahannama Yawma’izil lilkaafireena ‘ardaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 100

Sahih International
And We will present Hell that Day to the Disbelievers, on display –

Yusuf Ali
And We shall present Hell that day for Unbelievers to see, all spread out,-

Abul Ala Maududi
That will be the Day We shall place Hell before the unbelievers

Muhsin Khan
And on that Day We shall present Hell to the disbelievers, plain to view,

Pickthall
On that day we shall present hell to the disbelievers, plain to view,

Dr. Ghali
And We will set Hell before the disbelievers upon that Day in (plain) setting

Abdel Haleem
We shall show Hell to the disbelievers,

Quran 18 Verse 100 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Kahf ayat 100, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(18:100) That will be the Day We shall place Hell before the unbelievers


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

100. And on that Day We shall present Hell to the disbelievers, plain to view. 101. (To) those whose eyes had been under a covering from My Reminder, and they could not bear to hear (it). 102. Do then those who disbelieved think that they can take My servants as Awliya’ ﴿protectors﴾ besides Me Verily, We have prepared Hell as an entertainment for the disbelievers.


Hell will be displayed before the Disbelievers on the Day of Resurrection

Allah tells us what He will do to the disbelievers on the Day of Resurrection. He will show Hell to them, meaning He will bring it forth for them to see its punishment and torment before they enter it. This will intensify their distress and grief. In Sahih Muslim it is recorded that Ibn Mas`ud said, “The Messenger of Allah said,

«يُؤْتَى بِجَهَنَّمَ تُقَادُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِسَبْعِينَ أَلْفَ زِمَامٍ، مَعَ كُلِّ زِمَامٍ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ مَلَك»

(Hell will be brought forth on the Day of Resurrection, pulled by means of seventy thousand reins, each of which will be held by seventy thousand angels.) Then Allah says of them:

﴿الَّذِينَ كَانَتْ أَعْيُنُهُمْ فِى غِطَآءٍ عَن ذِكْرِى﴾

((To) those whose eyes had been under a covering from My Reminder,) meaning, they neglected it, turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to it, refusing to accept guidance and follow the truth. As Allah says:

﴿وَمَن يَعْشُ عَن ذِكْرِ الرَّحْمَـنِ نُقَيِّضْ لَهُ شَيْطَاناً فَهُوَ لَهُ قَرِينٌ ﴾

(And whosoever turns away blindly from the remembrance of the Most Gracious, We appoint for him a Shaytan to be a companion for him.) ﴿43:36﴾ And here Allah says:

﴿وَكَانُواْ لاَ يَسْتَطِيعُونَ سَمْعاً﴾

(and they could not bear to hear (it). ) meaning, they did not understand the commands and prohibitions of Allah. Then He says:

﴿أَفَحَسِبَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ أَن يَتَّخِذُواْ عِبَادِى مِن دُونِى أَوْلِيَآءَ﴾

(Do then those who disbelieved think that they can take My servants as Awliya’ ﴿protectors﴾ besides Me) meaning, do they think that this is right for them and that it is going to benefit them

﴿كَلاَّ سَيَكْفُرُونَ بِعِبَـدَتِهِمْ وَيَكُونُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ ضِدّاً ﴾

(Nay, but they will deny their worship of them, and become opponents to them) ﴿19:82﴾. Allah says that He has prepared Hell as their abode on the Day of Resurrection.

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