Surah Zukhruf Ayat 74 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 74
Indeed, the criminals will be in the punishment of Hell, abiding eternally.
The sinners will be in the Punishment of Hell, to dwell therein (for aye):
But the evil-doers shall abide in the torment of Hell.
Verily, the Mujrimun (criminals, sinners, disbelievers, etc.) will be in the torment of Hell to abide therein forever.
Lo! the guilty are immortal in hell’s torment.
Surely the criminals are in the torment of Hell eternally (abiding).
But the evildoers will remain in Hell’s punishment,
Quran 43 Verse 74 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zukhruf ayat 74, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(43:74) But the evil-doers shall abide in the torment of Hell.
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
74. Verily, the criminals will be in the torment of Hell to abide therein forever. 75. (The torment) will not be lightened for them, and they will be plunged into destruction with deep regrets, sorrows and in despair therein. 76. We wronged them not, but they were the wrongdoers. 77. And they will cry: “O Malik (keeper of Hell)! Let your Lord make an end of us.” He will say: “Verily, you shall abide forever.” 78. Indeed We have brought the truth to you, but most of you have a hatred for the truth. 79. Or have they plotted some plan Then We too are planning. 80. Or do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private counsel Yes (We do) and Our messengers are by them, to record.
The description of the state of the blessed is followed by a description of the state of the doomed.
(Verily, the criminals will be in the torment of Hell to abide therein forever. It will not be lightened for them,) meaning, not even for one moment.
(and they will be plunged into destruction with deep regrets, sorrows and in despair therein,) means, they will despair of any goodness.
(We wronged them not, but they were the wrongdoers.) means, by their committing wrong actions after proof had been established against them and Messengers had been sent to them, but they rejected them and rebelled, so they are to be punished accordingly. And your Lord is not at all unjust to (His) servants.
(And they will cry: “O Malik…”) who is the keeper of Hell. Al-Bukhari said, “Hajjaj bin Minhal told us, Sufyan bin `Uyaynah told us, from `Amr bin `Ata, ‘ from Safwan bin Ya`la that his father, may Allah be pleased with him, said, `I heard the Messenger of Allah reciting on the Minbar:
(And they will cry: “O Malik! Let your Lord make an end of us.”) meaning, `let Him destroy our souls and give us some respite from our predicament.’ But it will be as Allah says:
(Neither will it have a complete killing effect on them so that they die nor shall its torment be lightened for them) (35:36).
(But it will be avoided by the wretched, who will enter the great Fire. There he will neither die (to be in rest) nor live (a good living).) (87:11-13). When they ask to be allowed to die, Malik will answer them:
He will say: Verily, you shall abide forever. meaning, you will have no way out from it and no refuge. Then the reason why they are doomed will be given, which is their stubborn resistance to the truth. Alla0h says:
(Indeed We have brought the truth to you, ) meaning, `We have explained it to you clearly and in detail.’
(but most of you have a hatred for the truth.) means, `but your nature could not accept it and did not seek it; on the contrary, you followed and venerated falsehood, and you stood in the way of truth and refused it, and despised its followers.’ So they will blame themselves and will feel regret at the time when regret will not be of any benefit to them. Then Allah says:
(Or have they plotted some plan Then We too are planning.) Mujahid said, “They wanted to plot some evil, but We are also planning.” What Mujahid said is like the Ayah:
(So they plotted a plot, and We planned a plan, while they perceived not.) (27:50). The idolators were trying their utmost to find ways of refuting the truth with falsehood, but Allah planned it so that the consequences of that would backfire on them. He said in refutation:
(Or do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private counsel) meaning, what they say secretly and openly.
(Yes (We do) and Our messengers are by them, to record.) means, `We know what they are doing, and the angels are also recording their deeds, major and minor.’
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