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Surah Waqi’ah Ayat 46 in Arabic Text

وَكَانُوا۟ يُصِرُّونَ عَلَى ٱلْحِنثِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
Wa kaanoo yusirroona ‘alal hinsil ‘azeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 46

Sahih International
And they used to persist in the great violation,

Yusuf Ali
And persisted obstinately in wickedness supreme!

Abul Ala Maududi
and had persisted in the Great Sin.

Muhsin Khan
And were persisting in great sin (joining partners in worship along with Allah, committing murders and other crimes, etc.)

Pickthall
And used to persist in the awful sin.

Dr. Ghali
And they used to persist in the monstrous vileness;

Abdel Haleem
and persisted in great sin,

Quran 56 Verse 46 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Waqi’ah ayat 46, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(56:46) and had persisted in the Great Sin.[20]


20. That is, their prosperity had an adverse effect on them. Instead of being grateful to Allah Almighty, they had become deniers of His blessings. Lost in pleasure-seeking they had forgotten God and persisted in heinous sinning. Heinous sinning includes disbelief, polytheism and atheism as well as every grave sin of morality and conduct.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Waqiah verse 46 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Waqiah ayat 41 which provides the complete commentary from verse 41 through 56.

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