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Surah Takwir Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا ٱلْعِشَارُ عُطِّلَتْ
Wa izal ‘ishaaru ‘uttilat

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
And when full-term she-camels are neglected

Yusuf Ali
When the she-camels, ten months with young, are left untended;

Abul Ala Maududi
when the ten-months pregnant camels shall be abandoned,

Muhsin Khan
And when the pregnant she-camels shall be neglected;

Pickthall
And when the camels big with young are abandoned,

Dr. Ghali
And when the (she-camels) ten-months with young are untended,

Abdel Haleem
when pregnant camels are abandoned,

Quran 81 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Takwir ayat 4, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(81:4) when the ten-months pregnant camels shall be abandoned,[4]


4. This was by far the best way of giving an idea of the severities and horrors of Resurrection to the Arabs. Before the buses and trucks of the present day there was nothing more precious for the Arabs than the she-camel just about to give birth to her young. In this state she was most sedulously looked after and cared for, so that she is not lost, stolen, or harmed in any way. The people’s becoming heedless of such she-camels, in fact, meant that at that time they would be so stunned as to become unmindful of their most precious possessions.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Takwir verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Takwir ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 14.

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