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Surah Waqi’ah Ayat 36 in Arabic Text

فَجَعَلْنَـٰهُنَّ أَبْكَارًا
Faja’alnaahunna abkaaraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 36

Sahih International
And made them virgins,

Yusuf Ali
And made them virgin – pure (and undefiled), –

Abul Ala Maududi
and shall have made them virgins,

Muhsin Khan
And made them virgins.

Pickthall
And made them virgins,

Dr. Ghali
So We have made them virgins,

Abdel Haleem
virginal,

Quran 56 Verse 36 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Waqi’ah ayat 36, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(56:36) and shall have made them virgins,[17]


17. This signifies the virtuous women of the world, who will enter Paradise on the basis of their faith and good works. Allah will make them young no matter how aged they might have died in the world; will make them beautiful whether or not they were beautiful in the world; and will make them virgins whether they died virgins in the world or after bearing children. If their husbands also entered Paradise with them, they would be joined with them. Otherwise, Allah will wed them to another dweller in Paradise. This very explanation of this verse has been reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) in several Ahadith. According to Shama ile Tirmidhi, an old woman requested the Prophet (peace be upon him) to pray for her admission to Paradise. The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: No old woman will enter Paradise. Hearing this the woman went back crying. Thereupon the Prophet (peace be upon him) said to the people: Tell her that she will not enter Paradise as an old woman, for Allah says: We shall create them anew and make them virgins. Ibn Abi Hatim has related, on the authority of Salamah bin Yazid, that he heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) explain this verse, thus: This implies the women of the world; whether they died virgins or married. Tabarani contains a lengthy tradition related from Umm Salamah according to which she asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) the meaning of the several references in the Quran to the women of Paradise. In answer, he explained this very verse and said: These are the women who died as aged and decayed women, with sticky eyes and gray hair; after this old age Allah will again make them young and virgins. Umm Salamah asked: If a woman had several husbands in the world, one after the other, to whom will she belong in Paradise? The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: She will he asked to make her own choice, and she will choose the one who had the best moral character. She will say: O my Lord, make me his wife, for he was the best in his conduct and dealings with me. O Umm Salamah, good moral conduct has carried off all the good of this world and the Hereafter. (For further explanation, see (E.N. 51 of Surah Ar-Rahman).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Waqiah verse 36 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Waqiah ayat 27 which provides the complete commentary from verse 27 through 40.

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