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Surah Najm Ayat 15 in Arabic Text

عِندَهَا جَنَّةُ ٱلْمَأْوَىٰٓ
‘Indahaa jannatul maawaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 15

Sahih International
Near it is the Garden of Refuge –

Yusuf Ali
Near it is the Garden of Abode.

Abul Ala Maududi
near which is the Garden of Abode.

Muhsin Khan
Near it is the Paradise of Abode.

Pickthall
Nigh unto which is the Garden of Abode.

Dr. Ghali
At it is the Garden of the Abode.

Abdel Haleem
near the Garden of Restfulness,

Quran 53 Verse 15 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Najm ayat 15, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(53:15) near which is the Garden of Abode.[11]


11. This is about the Holy Prophet’s second meeting with Gabriel in which he appeared before him in his real shape and nature. The place where this meeting took place has been described as Sidrat-al-muntaha, along with which it has been said that nearby it is located Jannat-al-mava (Garden of Repose).

Sidrah in Arabic means the lote-tree and muntaha the extreme edge or limit. Thus, literally, sidrat-al-muntaha means the lote-tree that is situated on the extreme edge or limit. Allama Alusi in his Ruh al-Maani has explained it thus: At this the knowledge of every learned man comes to an end; whatever is beyond it is known to none but Allah. Almost the same explanation of it has been given by Ibn Jarir in his commentary, and by Ibn kathir in An-Nihayah fi Gharib alHadith wal-Athar. It is difficult for us to know what kind of a lote-tree it is that is situated at the farthest end of this physical world and what is its nature and state. These are the mysteries of the divine universe which are incomprehensible for us. In any case, it is some such thing for which there was no more appropriate word than sidrah in human language, in the sight of Allah.

Jannat al-mava literally means the Jannat (Garden) that is to be an abode. Hasan Basri says that this is the same Jannat which the believers and righteous will be given in the Hereafter, and from this same verse he has argued that that Jannat is in the heavens. Qatadah says that this is the Jannat in which the souls of the martyrs are kept, it does not imply the Jannat that is to be given in the Hereafter. Ibn Abbas also says the same but adds that the Jannat to be granted to the believers in the Hereafter is not in the heavens but here on the earth.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tur verse 15 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tur ayat 5 which provides the complete commentary from verse 5 through 18.

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