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Surah Ma’arij Ayat 43 in Arabic Text

يَوْمَ يَخْرُجُونَ مِنَ ٱلْأَجْدَاثِ سِرَاعًۭا كَأَنَّهُمْ إِلَىٰ نُصُبٍۢ يُوفِضُونَ
Yawma yakhrujoona minal ajdaasi siraa’an ka anna hum ilaa nusubiny yoofidoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 43

Sahih International
The Day they will emerge from the graves rapidly as if they were, toward an erected idol, hastening.

Yusuf Ali
The Day whereon they will issue from their sepulchres in sudden haste as if they were rushing to a goal-post (fixed for them),-

Abul Ala Maududi
the Day on which they will hastily come forth from their graves, as though they were hurrying on to the altars of their deities.

Muhsin Khan
The Day when they will come out of the graves quickly as racing to a goal,

Pickthall
The day when they come forth from the graves in haste, as racing to a goal,

Dr. Ghali
The Day they will go out of the graves swiftly, as if they were rushing to a standard,

Abdel Haleem
the Day they will rush out of their graves as if rallying to a flag,

Quran 70 Verse 43 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ma’arij ayat 43, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(70:43) the Day on which they will hastily come forth from their graves, as though they were hurrying on to the altars of their deities.[30]


30. There is a difference of opinion among the commentators about the meaning of the word nusub. Some have interpreted it to mean idols, according to which the meaning would be: They would be racing towards the place appointed by the Lord of Resurrection as they race today towards the shrines of their idols; and some others have taken nusub to mean the goal signs which are set for the competitors in a race, so that each tries to reach and touch the appointed post before the

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Ma’arij verse 43 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maarij ayat 36 which provides the complete commentary from verse 36 through 44.

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