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Surah Waqi’ah Ayat 17 in Arabic Text

يَطُوفُ عَلَيْهِمْ وِلْدَٰنٌۭ مُّخَلَّدُونَ
Yatoofu ‘alaihim wildaa num mukhalladoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 17

Sahih International
There will circulate among them young boys made eternal

Yusuf Ali
Round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness),

Abul Ala Maududi
immortal youths shall go about them

Muhsin Khan
They will be served by immortal boys,

Pickthall
There wait on them immortal youths

Dr. Ghali
(There) go round them eternalized young men.

Abdel Haleem
everlasting youths will go round among them

Quran 56 Verse 17 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Waqi’ah ayat 17, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(56:17) immortal youths shall go about them[9]


9. This implies boys who will ever remain boys and stay young. Ali and Hasan Basri say that these will be those children who died before reaching their maturity; therefore, they will neither have any good works to their credit for which they may be rewarded, nor any evil deeds for which they may be punished, But obviously, this could imply those people who would not deserve Paradise. For, as for the true believers, about them Allah has guaranteed in the Quran that their children will be joined with them in Paradise (Surah At-Toor, Ayat 21). This is also supported by the Hadith, which Abu Daud, Tayalisi, Tabarani and Bazzar have related on the authority of Anas and Samurah bin Jundub, according to which the Prophet (peace be upon him) said that the children of the polytheists will be attendants of the people of Paradise. (For further explanation, see (E.N. 26 of Surah As-Saaffat) and (E.N. 19 of Surah At-toor).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Waqiah verse 17 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Waqiah ayat 13 which provides the complete commentary from verse 13 through 26.

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