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Surah Sad Ayat 15 in Arabic Text

وَمَا يَنظُرُ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ إِلَّا صَيْحَةًۭ وَٰحِدَةًۭ مَّا لَهَا مِن فَوَاقٍۢ
Wa maa yanzuru haaa ulaaa’i illaa saihatanw waahidatam maa lahaa min fawaaq

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 15

Sahih International
And these [disbelievers] await not but one blast [of the Horn]; for it there will be no delay.

Yusuf Ali
These (today) only wait for a single mighty Blast, which (when it comes) will brook no delay.

Abul Ala Maududi
They are waiting for nothing except a single Cry, after which there will be no second Cry.

Muhsin Khan
And these only wait for a single Saihah [shout (i.e. the blowing of the Trumpet by the angel Israfil Sarafil)] there will be no pause or ending thereto [till everything will perish except Allah (the only God full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour)].

Pickthall
These wait for but one Shout, there will be no second thereto.

Dr. Ghali
And in no way are these looking for anything except one Shout; in no way is there any recovery from it.

Abdel Haleem
all the disbelievers here are waiting for is a single blast that cannot be postponed.

Quran 38 Verse 15 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 15, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:15) They are waiting for nothing except a single Cry, after which there will be no second Cry.[14]


14. That is, only a single blast of the torment will be enough to annihilate them; no other will be needed for the purpose. Another meaning of the sentence can be: After this they will get no more relief and no more respite.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 15 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Sad ayat 12 which provides the complete commentary from verse 12 through 16.

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