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Surah Muddaththir Ayat 9 in Arabic Text

فَذَٰلِكَ يَوْمَئِذٍۢ يَوْمٌ عَسِيرٌ
Fazaalika yawma ‘iziny yawmun ‘aseer

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 9

Sahih International
That Day will be a difficult day

Yusuf Ali
That will be- that Day – a Day of Distress,-

Abul Ala Maududi
that will surely be a hard day,

Muhsin Khan
Truly, that Day will be a Hard Day.

Pickthall
Surely that day will be a day of anguish,

Dr. Ghali
Upon that Day then it will be a difficult Day.

Abdel Haleem
that will be a Day of anguish for the disbelievers.

Quran 74 Verse 9 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Muddaththir ayat 9, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(74:9) that will surely be a hard day,[8]


8. As already explained in the introduction, this part of the Surah was sent down a few months after the initial verses when at the beginning of the first ever Hajj season, after the advent of Islam, the Quraish chiefs decided in a conference to start a powerful propaganda campaign to dissuade the outsiders, who came to visit the Kabah, from the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In these verses, this very scheming of the Quraish has been reviewed, and the review has begun with the words, as if to say: You may act as you please, but even if you succeed in achieving your object by these devices in the world, how will you save yourselves from your evil end on the Day when the Trumpet will be sounded and Resurrection will be established. (For explanation of the Trumpet, see(E.N. 47 of Surah Al-Anaam); (E.N. 57 of Surah Ibrahim); (E.N. 78 of Surah TaHa); (E.N. 1 of Surah Al-Hajj); (E.Ns 46, 47 of Surah YaSin), (E.N. 79 of Surah Az-Zumar); (E.N. 52 of Surah Qaf).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muddaththir verse 9 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muddaththir ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 10.

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