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Surah Muddaththir Ayat 29 in Arabic Text

لَوَّاحَةٌۭ لِّلْبَشَرِ
Lawwaahatul lilbashar

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 29

Sahih International
Blackening the skins.

Yusuf Ali
Darkening and changing the colour of man!

Abul Ala Maududi
it scorches (even) the skin.

Muhsin Khan
Burning the skins!

Pickthall
It shrivelleth the man.

Dr. Ghali
Shriveling mortals,

Abdel Haleem
it scorches the flesh of humans;

Quran 74 Verse 29 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Muddaththir ayat 29, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(74:29) it scorches (even) the skin.[16]


16. After saying that it will leave nothing of the body unconsumed, making mention of scorching of the skin separately seems to be somewhat unnecessary. But this form of the punishment has been mentioned separately in particular because it is the skin of a man’s face and body which actually makes his personality prominent, and it is its ugliness which makes him feel most ill at ease. He is not so grieved at the internal troubles of his body as, for instance, at his face being ugly, or that there should be spots on the skin of the exposed parts of his body, abhorrent to others. That is why it has been said: If the people who feel proud of their personalities in the world because of having handsome faces and splendid bodies, treat the revelations of Allah mockingly, as did Walid bin al-Mughirah, their faces will be scorched and their skins will be burned black.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muddaththir verse 29 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muddaththir ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 30.

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