Surah Saffat Ayat 49 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 49
As if they were [delicate] eggs, well-protected.
As if they were (delicate) eggs closely guarded.
so delicate as the hidden peel under an egg’s shell.
(Delicate and pure) as if they were (hidden) eggs (well) preserved.
(Pure) as they were hidden eggs (of the ostrich).
As if they were white nestled (jewels).
like protected eggs.
Quran 37 Verse 49 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 49, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(37:49) so delicate as the hidden peel under an egg’s shell.
30. The words of the text actually mean this: As if they were the hidden or well preserved eggs. The commentators have given different interpretations of these words, but the correct commentary is the one which Umm Salamah has related from the Prophet (peace be upon him). She says that when she asked the Prophet (peace be upon him), the meaning of this verse, he said: Their delicacy and elegance and tenderness will be like the thin skin which is there between the shell of the egg and its fleshy part. (Ibn Jarir).
The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 49 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saffat ayat 38 which provides the complete commentary from verse 38 through 49.
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