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Surah Saffat Ayat 59 in Arabic Text

إِلَّا مَوْتَتَنَا ٱلْأُولَىٰ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمُعَذَّبِينَ
Illa mawtatanal oola wa maa nahnu bimu’azzabeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 59

Sahih International
Except for our first death, and we will not be punished?”

Yusuf Ali
“Except our first death, and that we shall not be punished?”

Abul Ala Maududi
except for our first death? And shall we suffer no chastisement?'”

Muhsin Khan
“Except our first death, and we shall not be punished? (after we have entered Paradise).”

Pickthall
Saving our former death, and are we not to be punished?

Dr. Ghali
Except for our first death, and in no way will we be tormented?

Abdel Haleem
Shall we never suffer?

Quran 37 Verse 59 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 59, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:59) except for our first death? And shall we suffer no chastisement?'”[33]


33. The style clearly shows that while speaking to his friend in Hell, the dweller of Paradise suddenly starts talking to himself. He speaks these three sentences in a way as if he found himself in a state much better than that he ever expected and imagined for himself, and now being beside himself with wonder and joy he is engaged in a sort of soliloquy. In such a state the speaker does not speak to an addressee, nor the questions he asks are meant to find out something from somebody, but in this state the man’s own feelings find expression through his tongue. The dweller of Paradise, while speaking to the dweller of Hell, suddenly starts feeling how he has been favored by good fortune: now there is neither death nor any torment: all troubles and distresses have come to an end and he has been blessed with immortality. Under this very feeling he exclaims: Well are we not to die any other than our first death? Are we not to be punished?

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 59 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saffat ayat 50 which provides the complete commentary from verse 50 through 61.

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