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Surah Qaf Ayat 30 in Arabic Text

يَوْمَ نَقُولُ لِجَهَنَّمَ هَلِ ٱمْتَلَأْتِ وَتَقُولُ هَلْ مِن مَّزِيدٍۢ
Yawma naqoolu li’jahannama halim talaati wa taqoolu hal mim mazeed

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 30

Sahih International
On the Day We will say to Hell, “Have you been filled?” and it will say, “Are there some more,”

Yusuf Ali
One Day We will ask Hell, “Art thou filled to the full?” It will say, “Are there any more (to come)?”

Abul Ala Maududi
On that Day We shall ask Hell: “Are you full?” And it will reply: “Are there any more?”

Muhsin Khan
On the Day when We will say to Hell: “Are you filled?” It will say: “Are there any more (to come)?”

Pickthall
On the day when We say unto hell: Art thou filled? and it saith: Can there be more to come?

Dr. Ghali
On the Day We will say to Hell, “Are you filled?” And it will say, “Is there any further increase?” (i.e., more to come).

Abdel Haleem
We shall say to Hell on that day, ‘Are you full?’ and it will reply, ‘Are there no more?’

Quran 50 Verse 30 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qaf ayat 30, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(50:30) On that Day We shall ask Hell: “Are you full?” And it will reply: “Are there any more?”[38]


38. This can have two meanings:

(1) There is no room in me for more men.

(2) Bring all other culprits who may be there.

According to the first meaning the scene depicted would be that Hell has been so stuffed up with culprits that it cannot hold any more; so much so that when it was asked: Are you full? It cried out, alarmed: Are there still more culprits to come? According to the second meaning, the scene depicted before the mind is that the wrath of Hell is so flared up against the culprits that it is constantly demanding more and more of them to be cast into it so that no culprit escapes un-punished.

Here, the question arises: What is the nature of Allah Almighty’s addressing Hell and its reply? Is it only something metaphoric, or is Hell actually a living and intelligent being which may be spoken to and it may respond and give replies? In this regard nothing can, in fact, be said with certainty. Maybe the meaning is metaphoric and only for the purpose of depicting the actual scene of the state of Hell it may have been described in the form of the question and answer, just as one may ask a motor car: Why don’t you move forward? And it may say: There is no fuel in me. But this also is quite possible that this conversation is based on reality. Therefore, it is not correct to assume about the things which are lifeless and mute for us in the world that they would be lifeless and mute for Allah as well. The Creator can have communication with any of His creatures and each of His creatures can respond to Him, no matter how incomprehensible its language may be to us.

Ibn-Kathir

30. On the Day when We will say to Hell: “Are you filled” It will say: “Are there any more” 31. And Paradise will be Uzlifat to those who had Taqwa, not far off. 32. (It will be said): “This is what you were promised — (it is) for those returning in sincere repentance, and Hafiz.” 33. “Who feared Ar-Rahman unseen and brought a heart turned in repentance.” 34. “Enter you therein in peace and security — this is a Day of eternal life!” 35. There they will have all that they desire — and We have more.


Jahannam and Paradise and their Dwellers

Allah states that He will say to Jahannam on the Day of Resurrection, “Have you had your fill” Allah the Most Honored has promised Hell that it will have its fill from the Jinns and mankind. He, the Exalted and Most Honored, will decide who will be thrown into the Fire and she will keep saying, “Are there any more,” or, `Are there any more whom You will provide me with’ This is the apparent meaning of this Ayah which is supported by several Hadiths. Imam Ahmad recorded that Anas said that the Messenger of Allah said,

«لَا تَزَالُ جَهَنَّمُ يُلْقَى فِيهَا وَتَقُولُ: هَلْ مِنْ مَزِيدٍ؟ حَتْى يَضَعَ رَبُّ الْعِزَّةِ قَدَمَهُ فِيهَا، فَيَنْزَوِي بَعْضُهَا إِلَى بَعْضٍ وَتَقُولُ: قَطْ قَطْ وَعِزَّتِكَ وَكَرَمِكَ. وَلَا يَزَالُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ فَضْلٌ حَتْى يُنْشِىءَ اللهُ لَهَا خَلْقًا آخَرَ فَيُسْكِنَهُمُ اللهُ تَعَالَى فِي فُضُولِ الْجَنَّة»

(The people will be thrown into Jahannam and it will say, `Are there any more’ Until the Mighty Lord puts His Foot over it and its corners will be collected together and it will say, “Enough, enough by Your grace and compassion!’ There will be sufficient empty space in Paradise until Allah creates another creation and He, the Exalted, makes them dwell in the empty parts of Paradise.)” Muslim also collected this Hadith. Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet said,

«يُقَالُ لِجَهَنَّمَ هَلِ امْتَلَأْتِ؟ وَتَقُولُ: هَلْ مِنْ مَزِيدٍ؟ فَيَضَعُ الرَّبُّ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى قَدَمَهُ عَلَيْهَا فَتَقُولُ: قَطْ قَط»

(Jahannam will be asked, “Are you full” and it will say, “Are there any more” Until the Lord, the Blessed and Most Honored, puts His Foot over it and it will say: “Enough! Enough!”) Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said,

«تَحَاجَّتِ الْجَنَّةُ وَالنَّارُ فَقَالَتِ النَّارُ: أُوثِرْتُ بِالْمُتَكَبِّرِينَ وَالْمُتَجَبِّرِينَ. وَقَالَتِ الْجَنَّةُ: مَالِي لَا يَدْخُلُنِي إِلَّا ضُعَفَاءُ النَّاسِ وَسَقَطُهُمْ. قَالَ اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لِلْجَنَّةِ: أَنْتِ رَحْمَتِي أَرْحَمُ بِكِ مَنْ أَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِي . وَقَالَ لِلنَّارِ: إِنَّمَا أَنْتِ عَذَابِي أُعَذِّبُ بِكِ مَنْ أَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِي وَلِكُلِّ وَاحِدَةٍ مِنْكُمَا مِلْؤُهَا، فَأَمَّا النَّارُ فَلَا تَمْتَلِىءُ حَتْى يَضَعَ رِجْلَهُ فِيهَا فَتَقُولُ: قَطْ قَطْ، فَهُنَالِكَ تَمْتَلِىءُ وَيَنْزَوِي بَعْضُهَا إِلَى بَعْضٍ وَلَا يَظْلِمُ اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مِنْ خَلْقِهِ أَحَدًا، وَأَمَّا الْجَنَّةُ فَإِنَّ اللهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يُنْشِىءُ لَهَا خَلْقًا آخَر»

(Paradise and the Fire quarreled. The Fire said, “I have been favored with the arrogant people and tyrants.” Paradise said, “What is wrong with me that only the poor and humble people enter me” Allah the Exalted and Most Honored said to Paradise, “You are My mercy, with which I grant mercy to those whom I will among My servants.” He said to Hell, “You are My punishment which I inflict upon whom I wish from My servants, and I shall fill both of you.” As for Hellfire, it will not have its fill until Allah puts His Foot over it and she will say, “Enough! Enough!” She will become full and its sides will come close to each other. Allah the Exalted and Most Honored shall not be unjust to any one of His creatures. As for Paradise, Allah the Exalted and Most Honored will create another creation to fill it.) Allah the Exalted said,

﴿وَأُزْلِفَتِ الْجَنَّةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ ﴾

(And Paradise will be Uzlifat to those who had Taqwa, not far off.) meaning, Paradise will be brought close and near to the pious, according to Qatadah, Abu Malik and As-Suddi,

﴿غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ﴾

(not far off), and this will occur on the Day of Resurrection, which is not far off. Surely that Day will come to pass and all that is bound to come, is near,

﴿هَـذَا مَا تُوعَدُونَ لِكُلِّ أَوَّابٍ﴾

(This is what you were promised — (it is) for those returning) who go back to Allah in sincere repentance intending not to repeat sin,

﴿حَفِيظٌ﴾

(Hafiz), who preserve their covenant with Allah and do not break or betray it,

﴿مَّنْ خَشِىَ الرَّحْمَـنَ بِالْغَيْبِ﴾

(Who feared Ar-Rahman unseen) who feared Allah in secret when only Allah the Exalted and Most Honored could see him. The Prophet said,

«وَرَجُلٌ ذَكَرَ اللهَ تَعَالَى خَالِيًا، فَفَاضَتْ عَيْنَاه»

(And a man who remembered Allah the Exalted while alone, and his eyes became tearful.) Allah said,

﴿وَجَآءَ بِقَلْبٍ مُّنِيبٍ﴾

(and brought a heart turned in repentance. ) meaning, he will meet Allah, the Exalted and Most Honored, on the Day of Resurrection with a heart turned in repentance to Him and absolutely free (of Shirk) and humbled to Him,

﴿ادْخُلُوهَا﴾

(Enter you therein), meaning Paradise,

﴿بِسَلَـمٍ﴾

(in peace and security), they will earn security from the torment of Allah, the Exalted and Most Honored, and the angels of Allah will greet them with the Salam, according to the explanation of Qatadah. The statement of Allah the Exalted and Most Honored:

﴿ذَلِكَ يَوْمُ الُخُلُودِ﴾

(– this is a Day of eternal life!), meaning, they will reside in Paradise forever and will never die, neither be transferred from it nor wish to be transferred from it. The statement of Allah the All-Mighty,

﴿لَهُم مَّا يَشَآءُونَ فِيهَا﴾

(There they will have all that they desire), means, whatever delights they wish and desire, they will find it brought before them. Allah’s statement,

﴿وَلَدَيْنَا مَزِيدٌ﴾

(and We have more.) is similar to His other statement,

﴿لِّلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُواْ الْحُسْنَى وَزِيَادَةٌ﴾

(For those who have done good is the best and even more. )(10:26) In the Sahih, Muslim recorded that Suhayb bin Sinan Ar-Rumi said that `more’ refers to looking at the Most Honorable Face of Allah.

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