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Surah Waqi’ah Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

إِذَا رُجَّتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ رَجًّۭا
Izaa rujjatil ardu rajjaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
When the earth is shaken with convulsion

Yusuf Ali
When the earth shall be shaken to its depths,

Abul Ala Maududi
when the earth will suddenly shake with a terrible shaking,

Muhsin Khan
When the earth will be shaken with a terrible shake.

Pickthall
When the earth is shaken with a shock

Dr. Ghali
When the earth will be convulsed with a (severe) convulsion,

Abdel Haleem
When the earth is shaken violently

Quran 56 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Waqi’ah 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

(56:4) when the earth will suddenly shake with a terrible shaking,[3]


3. That is, it will not be a local earthquake that may occur in a restricted area, but it will shake the whole earth to its depths all of a sudden, and it will experience a tremendous jolt and tremors all through.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Waqiah verse 4 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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