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Surah Mutaffifin Ayat 14 in Arabic Text

كَلَّا ۖ بَلْ ۜ رَانَ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِم مَّا كَانُوا۟ يَكْسِبُونَ
Kallaa bal raana ‘alaa quloobihim maa kaanoo yaksiboon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 14

Sahih International
No! Rather, the stain has covered their hearts of that which they were earning.

Yusuf Ali
By no means! but on their hearts is the stain of the (ill) which they do!

Abul Ala Maududi
No indeed! The truth is that their hearts have become rusted on account of their evil deeds.

Muhsin Khan
Nay! But on their hearts is the Ran (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn.

Nay, but that which they have earned is rust upon their hearts.

Dr. Ghali
Not at all! No indeed, (but) whatever they were earning has overlaid on their hearts.

Abdel Haleem
No indeed! Their hearts are encrusted with what they have done.

Quran 83 Verse 14 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mutaffifin ayat 14, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(83:14) No indeed! The truth is that their hearts have become rusted on account of their evil deeds.[7]

7. That is, they have no good reason for regarding the meting out of rewards and punishments as unreal. What has made them say is this: Is it that their hearts have become rusty because of their sins; therefore, a thing which is thoroughly reasonable appears unreal and unreasonable to them. The explanation of this rust as given by the Prophet (peace be upon him) is as follows: When a servant commits a sin, it marks a black stain on his heart. If he offers repentance, the stain is washed off, but if he persists in wrongdoing, it spreads over the entire heart. (Musnad Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Nasai, Ibn Majah, Ibn Jarir, Hakim, Ibn Abi Hatim, Ibn Hibban and others).


The tafsir of Surah Mutaffifin verse 14 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Mutaffifin ayat 7 which provides the complete commentary from verse 7 through 17.

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