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Surah Qamar Ayat 6 in Arabic Text

فَتَوَلَّ عَنْهُمْ ۘ يَوْمَ يَدْعُ ٱلدَّاعِ إِلَىٰ شَىْءٍۢ نُّكُرٍ
Fatawalla ‘anhum; yawma yad’ud daa’i ilaa shai ‘in nukur

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 6

Sahih International
So leave them, [O Muhammad]. The Day the Caller calls to something forbidding,

Yusuf Ali
Therefore, (O Prophet,) turn away from them. The Day that the Caller will call (them) to a terrible affair,

Abul Ala Maududi
So turn away from them, (O Prophet). On the Day when a caller shall call them to a thing most terrible,

Muhsin Khan
So (O Muhammad SAW) withdraw from them. The Day that the caller will call (them) to a terrible thing.

Pickthall
So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) on the day when the Summoner summoneth unto a painful thing.

Dr. Ghali
So turn away from them. On the Day when the Caller will call to a highly maleficent thing,

Abdel Haleem
so [Prophet] turn away from them. On the Day the Summoner will summon them to a horrific event,

Quran 54 Verse 6 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qamar ayat 6, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(54:6) So turn away from them, (O Prophet).[5] On the Day when a caller shall call them to a thing most terrible,[6]


5. In other words, leave them to themselves. When every effort has been made to make them understand the truth in the most rational ways, when instances have been cited from history to show them the evil results of the denial of the Hereafter, when the dreadful fates suffered by the other nations in consequence of their rejecting the Prophetic messages have been brought to their notice and yet they are disinclined to give up their stubbornness, they should be left alone to gloat over their follies. Now, they would believe only when after death they arise from their graves to see with their own eyes that the Resurrection of which they were being forewarned and exhorted to adopt the truth, had actually taken place.

6. Another meaning can be “an unknown thing”, a thing which they never could imagine, of which they never had any concept and no idea whatever that it also could occur.

Ibn-Kathir

6. So withdraw from them. The Day that the caller will call (them) to a terrible thing. 7. They will come forth, with humbled eyes from (their) graves as if they were locusts spread abroad, 8. Hastening towards the caller. The disbelievers will say: “This is a hard Day.”


The terrible End the Disbelievers will meet on the Day of Resurrection

Allah the Exalted says, `O Muhammad, turn away from these people who, when they witness a miracle, they deny it and say that this is continuous magic.’ Turn away from them and wait until,

﴿يَوْمَ يَدْعُو الدَّاعِ إِلَى شَىْءٍ نُّكُرٍ﴾

(The Day that the caller will call (them) to a terrible thing.) to the Recompense and the afflictions, horrors and tremendous hardships that it brings forth,

﴿خُشَّعاً أَبْصَـرُهُمْ﴾

(with humbled eyes), their eyes will be covered with disgrace,

﴿يَخْرُجُونَ مِنَ الاٌّجْدَاثِ كَأَنَّهُمْ جَرَادٌ مُّنتَشِرٌ﴾

(they will come forth from (their) graves as if they were locusts spread abroad.) They will gather towards the area of Reckoning in such haste and crowds, in response to the caller, as if they were crowds of locusts spreading all about. Allah said,

﴿مُهْطِعِينَ﴾

(Hastening) meaing hurriedly,

﴿إِلَى الدَّاعِ﴾

(towards the caller.) without being able to hesitate or slow down,

﴿يَقُولُ الْكَـفِرُونَ هَـذَا يَوْمٌ عَسِرٌ﴾

(The disbelievers will say: “This is a hard Day.”), meaing, `this is a hard, terrible, horrifying and distressful Day,’

﴿فَذَلِكَ يَوْمَئِذٍ يَوْمٌ عَسِيرٌ – عَلَى الْكَـفِرِينَ غَيْرُ يَسِيرٍ ﴾

(Truly, that Day will be a Hard Day — far from easy for the dis- believers.) (74:9-10)

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