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Surah Yaseen Ayat 29 in Arabic Text

إِن كَانَتْ إِلَّا صَيْحَةًۭ وَٰحِدَةًۭ فَإِذَا هُمْ خَـٰمِدُونَ
In kaanat illaa saihatanw waahidatan fa-izaa hum khaamidoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 29

Sahih International
It was not but one shout, and immediately they were extinguished.

Yusuf Ali
It was no more than a single mighty Blast, and behold! they were (like ashes) quenched and silent.

Abul Ala Maududi
There was but a single Blast and suddenly they became silent and still.

Muhsin Khan
It was but one Saihah (shout, etc.) and lo! They (all) were silent (dead-destroyed).

Pickthall
It was but one Shout, and lo! they were extinct.

Dr. Ghali
Decidedly it was nothing except one Shout; then, only then, were they (utterly) extinct.

Abdel Haleem
there was just one blast, and they fell down lifeless.

Quran 36 Verse 29 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yaseen ayat 29, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(36:29) There was but a single Blast and suddenly they became silent and still.[24]


24. These words contain a subtle satire. In their arrogance and pride of power and their strong antagonism towards the true faith, they thought they would annihilate the three Prophets and their followers, but, contrary to their plot, they were themselves annihilated by only one stroke of the divine punishment.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yaseen verse 29 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yaseen ayat 26 which provides the complete commentary from verse 26 through 29.

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