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Surah Najm Ayat 16 in Arabic Text

إِذْ يَغْشَى ٱلسِّدْرَةَ مَا يَغْشَىٰ
Iz yaghshas sidrata maa yaghshaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 16

Sahih International
When there covered the Lote Tree that which covered [it].

Yusuf Ali
Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!)

Abul Ala Maududi
(This was) when the lote-tree was covered with that which covered it.

Muhsin Khan
When that covered the lote-tree which did cover it!

Pickthall
When that which shroudeth did enshroud the lote-tree,

Dr. Ghali
As that which envelops did envelop the Lote-Tree.

Abdel Haleem
when the tree was covered in nameless [splendour].

Quran 53 Verse 16 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Najm ayat 16, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(53:16) (This was) when the lote-tree was covered with that which covered it. [12]


12. That is, its splendor and glory exceeds all description. The divine glory and effulgence was such as can neither be conceived by man nor can any human language depict it adequately.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tur verse 16 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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