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Surah Zumar Ayat 16 in Arabic Text

لَهُم مِّن فَوْقِهِمْ ظُلَلٌۭ مِّنَ ٱلنَّارِ وَمِن تَحْتِهِمْ ظُلَلٌۭ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ يُخَوِّفُ ٱللَّهُ بِهِۦ عِبَادَهُۥ ۚ يَـٰعِبَادِ فَٱتَّقُونِ
Lahum min fawqihim zulalum minan Naari wa min tahtihim zulal; zaalika yukhaw wiful laahu bihee ‘ibaadah; yaa ‘ibaadi fattaqoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 16

Sahih International
They will have canopies of fire above them and below them, canopies. By that Allah threatens His servants. O My servants, then fear Me.

Yusuf Ali
They shall have Layers of Fire above them, and Layers (of Fire) below them: with this doth Allah warn off his servants: “O My Servants! then fear ye Me!”

Abul Ala Maududi
There shall be sheets of fire above them and beneath them. This is the end against which Allah warns His servants. So dread My wrath, O you servants of Mine!”

Muhsin Khan
They shall have coverings of Fire, above them and covering (of Fire) beneath them; with this Allah does frighten His slaves: “O My slaves, therefore fear Me!”

Pickthall
They have an awning of fire above them and beneath them a dais (of fire). With this doth Allah appal His bondmen. O My bondmen, therefor fear Me!

Dr. Ghali
They will have above them overshadowings of the Fire, and from beneath them over-shadowings; that is wherewith Allah frightens His bondmen: “O My bondmen, so be pious towards Me!”

Abdel Haleem
They will have layers of Fire above them and below.’ This is how God puts fear into His servants: My servants, beware of Me.

Quran 39 Verse 16 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zumar ayat 16, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(39:16) There shall be sheets of fire above them and beneath them. This is the end against which Allah warns His servants. So dread My wrath, O you servants of Mine!”


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Az-Zumar verse 16 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zumar ayat 13 which provides the complete commentary from verse 13 through 16.

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