Surah Waqi’ah Ayat 3 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 3
It will bring down [some] and raise up [others].
(Many) will it bring low; (many) will it exalt;
(a calamitous Event) that shall turn things upside down:
It will bring low (some); (and others) it will exalt;
Abasing (some), exalting (others);
Lowering (some), raising (others)
bringing low and raising high.
وه پست کرنے والی اور بلند کرنے والی ہوگی
Quran 56 Verse 3 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Waqi’ah ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(56:3) (a calamitous Event) that shall turn things upside down:
2. Literally: That which causes something or somebody to rise and to fall. Its one meaning can be that it will upset every order and it will turn things upside-down. Another meaning can also be that it will exalt the lowly and bring low the high and mighty; that is, on its advent the decision as to who is noble and who is ignoble among the people will be made on quite a different basis. Those who posed as honorable people in the world would become contemptible and those who were considered contemptible would become honorable.
The tafsir of Surah Waqiah verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Waqiah ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 12.
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