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Surah Nazi’at Ayat 46 in Arabic Text

كَأَنَّهُمْ يَوْمَ يَرَوْنَهَا لَمْ يَلْبَثُوٓا۟ إِلَّا عَشِيَّةً أَوْ ضُحَىٰهَا
Ka annahum Yawma yarawnahaa lam yalbasooo illaa ‘ashiyyatan aw duhaahaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 46

Sahih International
It will be, on the Day they see it, as though they had not remained [in the world] except for an afternoon or a morning thereof.

Yusuf Ali
The Day they see it, (It will be) as if they had tarried but a single evening, or (at most till) the following morn!

Abul Ala Maududi
On the Day they see it, they will feel as though they had stayed (in the grave) no more than one evening or one morning.

Muhsin Khan
The Day they see it, (it will be) as if they had not tarried (in this world) except an afternoon or a morning.

Pickthall
On the day when they behold it, it will be as if they had but tarried for an evening or the morn thereof.

Dr. Ghali
It will be as if, on the Day they see it, they have not lingered except for a nightfall or its forenoon.

Abdel Haleem
On the Day they see it, it will seem they lingered [in this life] an evening [at most,] or its morning.

Quran 79 Verse 46 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nazi’at ayat 46, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(79:46) On the Day they see it, they will feel as though they had stayed (in the grave) no more than one evening or one morning.[24]


24. This theme has occurred at several places in the Quran and been explained in the following notes. For it, see (E.N. 53 of Surah Younus); (E.N. 56 of Surah Bani Israil); (E.N. 80 of Surah TaHa); (E.N. 101 of Surah Al-Mominoon); (E.Ns 81, 82 of Surah Ar-Room); E.N. 48 of Surah

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Naziat verse 46 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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