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Surah Yaseen Ayat 59 in Arabic Text

وَٱمْتَـٰزُوا۟ ٱلْيَوْمَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْمُجْرِمُونَ
Wamtaazul Yawma ayyuhal mujrimoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 59

Sahih International
[Then He will say], “But stand apart today, you criminals.

Yusuf Ali
“And O ye in sin! Get ye apart this Day!

Abul Ala Maududi
“Criminals, separate yourselves from others today!

Muhsin Khan
(It will be said): “And O you Al-Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners, disbelievers in the Islamic Monotheism, wicked evil ones, etc.)! Get you apart this Day (from the believers).

Pickthall
But avaunt ye, O ye guilty, this day!

Dr. Ghali
“And keep yourselves discriminated (apart), you criminals, upon this Day!

Abdel Haleem
But step aside today, you guilty ones.

Quran 36 Verse 59 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yaseen ayat 59, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(36:59) “Criminals, separate yourselves from others today![52]


52. This can have two meanings:

(1) Get you apart from the righteous believer; for in the world even if you belonged to the same community and the same clan and the same brotherhood, here you have no connection and relationship left with them.

(2) Get you apart from one another: now you can no longer remain a group. All your parties have been disbanded. All your relations and connections have been severed. Now each of you will be held answerable in your personal capacity for your actions and deeds.

Ibn-Kathir

59. (It will be said): “And O you the criminals! Get you apart this Day.” 60. “Did I not command you, O Children of Adam, that you should not worship Shaytan Verily, he is a plain enemy to you.” 61. “And that you should worship Me. That is the straight path.” 62. “And indeed he did lead astray a great multitude of you. Did you not then understand”


The Isolation of the Disbelievers and Their Rebuke on the Day of Resurrection

Allah tells us what the end of the disbelievers will be on the Day of Resurrection, when He commands them to get apart from the believers, i.e., to stand apart from the believers. This is like the Ayat:

﴿وَيَوْمَ نَحْشُرُهُمْ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ نَقُولُ لِلَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُواْ مَكَانَكُمْ أَنتُمْ وَشُرَكَآؤُكُمْ فَزَيَّلْنَا بَيْنَهُمْ﴾

(And the Day whereon We shall gather them all together, then We shall say to those who did set partners in worship with Us: “Stop at your place! You and your partners.” Then We shall separate them) (10:28).

﴿وَيَوْمَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ يَوْمَئِذٍ يَتَفَرَّقُونَ ﴾

(And on the Day when the Hour will be established — that Day shall they be separated.) (30:14)

﴿يَوْمَئِذٍ يَصَّدَّعُونَ﴾

(On that Day they shall be divided) (30:43) which means, they will be divided into two separate groups.

﴿احْشُرُواْ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ وَأَزْوَجَهُمْ وَمَا كَانُواْ يَعْبُدُونَ – مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ فَاهْدُوهُمْ إِلَى صِرَطِ الْجَحِيمِ ﴾

((It will be said to the angels): “Assemble those who did wrong, together with their companions and what they used to worship, instead of Allah, and lead them on to the way of flaming Fire (Hell).”) (37:22-23).

﴿أَلَمْ أَعْهَدْ إِلَيْكُمْ يبَنِى ءَادَمَ أَن لاَّ تَعْبُدُواْ الشَّيطَـنَ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ ﴾

(Did I not command you, O Children of Adam, that you should not worship Shaytan Verily, he is a plain enemy to you.) This is a rebuke from Allah to the disbelievers among the sons of Adam, those who obey the Shaytan even though he was a plain enemy to them, and they disobeyed Ar-Rahman Who created them and granted them provision. Allah says:

﴿وَأَنِ اعْبُدُونِى هَـذَا صِرَطٌ مُّسْتَقِيمٌ ﴾

(And that you should worship Me. That is the straight path.) meaning, `I commanded you in the world to disobey the Shaytan, and I commanded you to worship Me, and this is the straight path, but you followed a different path and you followed the commands of the Shaytan.’ Allah says:

﴿وَلَقَدْ أَضَلَّ مِنْكُمْ جِبِلاًّ كَثِيراً﴾

(And indeed he did lead astray a great multitude of you.) meaning, a large number of people. This was the view of Mujahid, Qatadah, As-Suddi and Sufyan bin `Uyaynah.

﴿أَفَلَمْ تَكُونُواْ تَعْقِلُونَ﴾

(Did you not then understand) means, `did you not have any understanding, when you went against the command of your Lord to worship Him alone, with no partner or associate, and you preferred to follow the Shaytan’

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