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Surah Nazi’at Ayat 42 in Arabic Text

يَسْـَٔلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلسَّاعَةِ أَيَّانَ مُرْسَىٰهَا
Yas’aloonaka ‘anis saa’ati ayyaana mursaahaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 42

Sahih International
They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the Hour: when is its arrival?

Yusuf Ali
They ask thee about the Hour,-‘When will be its appointed time?

Abul Ala Maududi
They ask you about the Hour: “When will it be?”

Muhsin Khan
They ask you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) about the Hour, – when will be its appointed time?

Pickthall
They ask thee of the Hour: when will it come to port?

Dr. Ghali
They ask you about the Hour: when will it have its berthing? (Literally: anchorage; i.e., when will it be).

Abdel Haleem
They ask you [Prophet] about the Hour,

Quran 79 Verse 42 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nazi’at ayat 42, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(79:42) They ask you about the Hour: “When will it be?”[22]


22. The disbelievers of Makkah asked this question of the Prophet (peace be upon him) over and over again. By this they did not mean to know the time and date of the coming of Resurrection but to mock it. (For further explanation, see( E.N. 35 of Surah Al-Mulk).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Naziat verse 42 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naziat ayat 34 which provides the complete commentary from verse 34 through 46.

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