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Surah Sad Ayat 85 in Arabic Text

لَأَمْلَأَنَّ جَهَنَّمَ مِنكَ وَمِمَّن تَبِعَكَ مِنْهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ
La amla’anna Jahannama minka wa mimman tabi’aka minhum ajma’een

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 85

Sahih International
[That] I will surely fill Hell with you and those of them that follow you all together.”

Yusuf Ali
“That I will certainly fill Hell with thee and those that follow thee,- every one.”

Abul Ala Maududi
I will certainly fill the Gehenna with you and with all those among them who follow you.”

Muhsin Khan
That I will fill Hell with you [Iblis (Satan)] and those of them (mankind) that follow you, together.”

Pickthall
That I shall fill hell with thee and with such of them as follow thee, together.

Dr. Ghali
Indeed I will definitely fill Hell with you and with whoever of them follows you all together.”

Abdel Haleem
I will fill Hell with you and all those that follow you.’

Quran 38 Verse 85 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 85, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:85) I will certainly fill the Gehenna with you[69] and with all those among them who follow you.”[70]


69. “With you” is not only addressed to Iblis but to the whole species of satans. That is, Iblis and his whole army of the satans who will be joining him in misleading mankind till Resurrection.

70. This entire story has been related in answer to this saying of the chiefs of the Quraish: Was he the only (fit) person among us to whom Allah’s admonition should have been sent down? Its first answer was the one given in verses 9-10, saying: Are you the owners of the treasures of the mercy of your Mighty and Bounteous Lord? And does the kingdom of the heavens and the earth belong to you, and is it for you to decide as to who should be appointed God’s Prophet and who should not be appointed? In the second answer the chiefs of the Quraish have been told: Your jealousy, your pride and arrogance against Muhammad (peace be upon him) are similar to the jealousy and arrogance of Iblis against Adam (peace be upon him). Iblis had also refused to acknowledge the right of Allah to appoint anyone He pleased as His vicegerent, and you are also refusing to acknowledge His right to appoint anyone He pleases as His Messenger. Iblis disobeyed the command to bow down before Adam, and you are disobeying the command to follow Muhammad (peace be upon him). Your resemblance with him does not end here, but your fate also will be the same as has been pre-ordained for him, i.e. the curse of God in the world and the fire of Hell in the Hereafter.

Besides, in connection with this story, two other things also have been stressed: (1) Whoever is disobeying Allah in this world, is in fact, falling a prey to Iblis, his eternal enemy, who has resolved to mislead and misguide mankind since the beginning of creation. (2) The one who disobeys Allah on account of arrogance and persists in His disobedience is under His wrath: such a one has no forgiveness from Him.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 85 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Sad ayat 71 which provides the complete commentary from verse 71 through 85.

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