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Surah Ma’arij Ayat 18 in Arabic Text

وَجَمَعَ فَأَوْعَىٰٓ
Wa jama’a fa aw’aa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 18

Sahih International
And collected [wealth] and hoarded.

Yusuf Ali
And collect (wealth) and hide it (from use)!

Abul Ala Maududi
and amassed wealth and covetously hoarded it.

Muhsin Khan
And collect (wealth) and hide it (from spending it in the Cause of Allah).

Pickthall
And hoarded (wealth) and withheld it.

Dr. Ghali
And (who) gathered (riches); (so he) prudently kept them.

Abdel Haleem
amasses wealth and hoards it.

Quran 70 Verse 18 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ma’arij ayat 18, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(70:18) and amassed wealth and covetously hoarded it.[12]


12. Here also, as in (Surah Al-Haqqah, Ayats 33-34), two causes have been mentioned of a person’s evil end in the Hereafter:

(1) His repudiation of the truth and refusal to affirm faith.

(2) His worship of the world and stinginess because of which he amasses wealth and refuses to spend it on any good cause.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Ma’arij verse 18 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maarij ayat 8 which provides the complete commentary from verse 8 through 18.

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