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Surah Tur Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

وَٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلْمَعْمُورِ
Wal baitil ma’moor

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
And [by] the frequented House

Yusuf Ali
By the much-frequented Fane;

Abul Ala Maududi
by the much-frequented House,

Muhsin Khan
And by the Bait-ul-Ma’mur (the house over the heavens parable to the Ka’bah at Makkah, continuously visited by the angels);

Pickthall
And the House frequented,

Dr. Ghali
And (by) the Home always frequented,

Abdel Haleem
by the much-visited House,

Quran 52 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Tur 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

(52:4) by the much-frequented House,[3]


3. According to Hasan Basri, the inhabited House implies the House of Allah, the Kabah, which is never without its visitors and pilgrims at any time of the day and night. However, Ali, Ibn Abbas, Ikrimah, Mujahid, Qatadah, Dahhak, Ibn Zaid and other commentators have stated that it implies the Bait-al-mamur (the inhabited House) which the Prophet (peace be upon him) referred to in connection with his Miraj (Ascension), against the wall of which he had seen the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) reclining. Mujahid, Qatadah and Ibn Zaid say that just as the Kabah is the center and place of refuge for all God-worshipers, so is there in every heaven a similar Kabah for its dwellers which occupies a similar central position for the worshipers of Allah there. One of these Kabahs was the one against the wall of which the Prophet (peace be upon him) had seen the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) reclining on the occasion of the Miraj; and with it the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) had a natural affinity, for he himself was the founder of the Kabah of the earth. In view of this explanation, this second commentary does not go against the commentary given by Hasan Basri, but if both are read together, we can understand that here the oath has not been sworn only by the Kabah of the earth, but it also includes an oath by all the Kabahs that are there in the entire universe.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tur verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tur ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 16.

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