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Surah Waqi’ah Ayat 23 in Arabic Text

كَأَمْثَـٰلِ ٱللُّؤْلُؤِ ٱلْمَكْنُونِ
Ka amsaalil lu’lu’il maknoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 23

Sahih International
The likenesses of pearls well-protected,

Yusuf Ali
Like unto Pearls well-guarded.

Abul Ala Maududi
beautiful as pearls hidden in their shells.

Muhsin Khan
Like unto preserved pearls.

Pickthall
Like unto hidden pearls,

Dr. Ghali
As the likeness of nestled pearls.

Abdel Haleem
like hidden pearls:

Quran 56 Verse 23 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Waqi’ah ayat 23, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(56:23) beautiful as pearls hidden in their shells.[12]


12. For explanation, see (E.Ns 28, 29 of Surah As-Saaffat); (E.N. 42, of Surah Ad-Dukhan) and (E.N. 51 of Surah Ar- Rahman).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Waqiah verse 23 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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