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Surah Nazi’at Ayat 14 in Arabic Text

فَإِذَا هُم بِٱلسَّاهِرَةِ
Faizaa hum biss saahirah

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 14

Sahih International
And suddenly they will be [alert] upon the earth’s surface.

Yusuf Ali
When, behold, they will be in the (full) awakening (to Judgment).

Abul Ala Maududi
and lo, they will all be in the open plain.

Muhsin Khan
When, behold, they find themselves over the earth alive after their death,

Pickthall
And lo! they will be awakened.

Dr. Ghali
Then, only then, are they wakeful (for Judgment) (i.e. for Hell or watchful place).

Abdel Haleem
and they will be back above ground.

Quran 79 Verse 14 Explanation

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

Ala-Maududi

(79:14) and lo, they will all be in the open plain.[5]


5 That is, they are mocking it as an impossibility, whereas it is not at all a difficult task for Allah for the performance of which He may have to make lengthy preparations. For it only a single shout or cry is enough at which your dust of ash will gather together from wherever it lay, and you will suddenly find yourself alive on the back of the earth. Thinking this return to be a return to loss, you may try to escape from it however hard you may, but it will inevitably take place; it cannot be averted by your denial, escape or mockery.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Naziat verse 14 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naziat ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 14.

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