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Surah Nahl Ayat 117 in Arabic Text

مَتَـٰعٌۭ قَلِيلٌۭ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌۭ
Mata’un qaleelunw wa lahum ‘azaabun aleem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 117

Sahih International
[It is but] a brief enjoyment, and they will have a painful punishment.

Yusuf Ali
(In such falsehood) is but a paltry profit; but they will have a most grievous Penalty.

Abul Ala Maududi
Brief is their enjoyment of the world, and thereafter they shall suffer a painful chastisement.

Muhsin Khan
A passing brief enjoyment (will be theirs), but they will have a painful torment.

Pickthall
A brief enjoyment (will be theirs); and theirs a painful doom.

Dr. Ghali
A little enjoyment and they will have a painful torment.

Abdel Haleem
they may have a little enjoyment, but painful punishment awaits them.

Quran 16 Verse 117 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nahl ayat 117, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(16:117) Brief is their enjoyment of the world, and thereafter they shall suffer a painful chastisement.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nahl verse 117 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nahl ayat 114 which provides the complete commentary from verse 114 through 117.

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