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Surah Takwir Ayat 6 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا ٱلْبِحَارُ سُجِّرَتْ
Wa izal bihaaru sujjirat

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 6

Sahih International
And when the seas are filled with flame

Yusuf Ali
When the oceans boil over with a swell;

Abul Ala Maududi
when the seas shall be set boiling,

Muhsin Khan
And when the seas shall become as blazing Fire or shall overflow;

And when the seas rise,

Dr. Ghali
And when the seas will be seething,

Abdel Haleem
when the seas boil over,

Quran 81 Verse 6 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Takwir ayat 6, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(81:6) when the seas shall be set boiling,[6]

6. The word sujjirat as used in the original in passive voice from tasjir in the past tense. Tasjir means to kindle fire in the oven. Apparently it seems strange that on the Resurrection Day fire would blaze up in the oceans. But if the truth about water is kept in view, nothing would seem strange. It is a miracle of God that He combined oxygen and hydrogen, one of which helps kindle the fire and the other gets kindled of itself and by the combination of both He created a substance like water which is used to put out fire. A simple manifestation of Allah’s power is enough to change this composition of water so that the two gases are separated and begin to burn and help cause a blaze, which is their basic characteristic.


The tafsir of Surah Takwir verse 6 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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