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Surah Saffat Ayat 19 in Arabic Text

فَإِنَّمَا هِىَ زَجْرَةٌۭ وَٰحِدَةٌۭ فَإِذَا هُمْ يَنظُرُونَ
Fa innamaa hiya zajra tunw waahidatun fa izaa hum yanzuroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 19

Sahih International
It will be only one shout, and at once they will be observing.

Yusuf Ali
Then it will be a single (compelling) cry; and behold, they will begin to see!

Abul Ala Maududi
There will be a single stern rebuff and lo, they will be observing with their own eyes (all that they had been warned against).

Muhsin Khan
It will be a single Zajrah [shout (i.e. the second blowing of the Trumpet)], and behold, they will be staring!

Pickthall
There is but one Shout, and lo! they behold,

Dr. Ghali
So, surely it is only one scaring, then only then, they are looking on.

Abdel Haleem
Just one blast and––lo and behold!––they will look

Quran 37 Verse 19 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 19, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:19) There will be a single stern rebuff and lo, they will be observing with their own eyes (all that they had been warned against).[12]


12. That is, when the time comes for this, it will not be difficult to reestablish the whole world. Just a single shout will be enough to make the people to wake up. Here, the word “shout” is very meaningful. It depicts the Resurrection as though the people who had died since the beginning of the creation till the last Day were lying asleep, and a sudden command to them to wake up will cause them to rise up all at once.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 19 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saffat ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 19.

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