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Surah Sad Ayat 16 in Arabic Text

وَقَالُوا۟ رَبَّنَا عَجِّل لَّنَا قِطَّنَا قَبْلَ يَوْمِ ٱلْحِسَابِ
Wa qaaloo Rabbanaa ‘ajjil lanaa qittanaa qabla Yawmil Hisaab

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 16

Sahih International
And they say, “Our Lord, hasten for us our share [of the punishment] before the Day of Account”

Yusuf Ali
They say: “Our Lord! hasten to us our sentence (even) before the Day of Account!”

Abul Ala Maududi
They say: “Our Lord, hasten to us our share (of chastisement) before the Day of Reckoning.”

Muhsin Khan
They say: “Our Lord! Hasten to us Qittana (i.e. our Record of good and bad deeds so that we see it) before the Day of Reckoning!”

Pickthall
They say: Our Lord! Hasten on for us our fate before the Day of Reckoning.

Dr. Ghali
And they have said, “Our Lord, hasten (quickly) to us our sentence before the Day of Reckoning.”

Abdel Haleem
They say, ‘Our Lord! Advance us our share of punishment before the Day of Reckoning!’

Quran 38 Verse 16 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 16, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:16) They say: “Our Lord, hasten to us our share (of chastisement) before the Day of Reckoning.”[15]


15. That is, Allah’s torment will be so severe and terrible as mentioned above, but just consider the behavior of these foolish people. They are telling the Prophet mockingly: Do not put off our affairs till the Day of Reckoning with which you are threatening us, but settle our account just now.: Whatever punishment is to be inflicted on us should be inflicted immediately.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 16 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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