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Surah Yaseen Ayat 9 in Arabic Text

وَجَعَلْنَا مِنۢ بَيْنِ أَيْدِيهِمْ سَدًّۭا وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِمْ سَدًّۭا فَأَغْشَيْنَـٰهُمْ فَهُمْ لَا يُبْصِرُونَ
Wa ja’alnaa mim baini aydeehim saddanw-wa min khalfihim saddan fa aghshai naahum fahum laa yubsiroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 9

Sahih International
And We have put before them a barrier and behind them a barrier and covered them, so they do not see.

Yusuf Ali
And We have put a bar in front of them and a bar behind them, and further, We have covered them up; so that they cannot see.

Abul Ala Maududi
and We have put a barrier before them and a barrier behind them, and have covered them up, so they are unable to see.

Muhsin Khan
And We have put a barrier before them, and a barrier behind them, and We have covered them up, so that they cannot see.

Pickthall
And We have set a bar before them and a bar behind them, and (thus) have covered them so that they see not.

Dr. Ghali
And We have made before them (Literally: between their hands) a barrier and behind them a barrier, then We enveloped them, so they do not behold (the Truth).

Abdel Haleem
and set barriers before and behind them, blocking their vision: they cannot see.

Quran 36 Verse 9 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yaseen ayat 9, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(36:9) and We have put a barrier before them and a barrier behind them, and have covered them up, so they are unable to see.[7]


7. Setting a barrier before them and a barrier behind them, means that the natural result of their stubbornness and pride is that they neither learn any lesson from their past history nor ever consider the consequences of the future. Their prejudices have so covered them from every side and their misconceptions have so blinded them that they cannot see even those glaring realities which are visible to every right-thinking and unbiased person.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yaseen verse 9 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yaseen ayat 8 which provides the complete commentary from verse 8 through 12.

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