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104: Al-Humaza - الهمزة

104:1
[ Original ]
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَيْلٌ لِكُلِّ هُمَزَةٍ لُمَزَةٍ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
Woe to every (kind of) scandal-monger and backbiter,
[ Saheeh International ]
Woe to every scorner and mocker
Tafseer Commentary

6266 Three vices are here condemned in the strangest terms: (1) scandalmongering, talking or suggesting evil of men or women by word or innuendo, or behaviour, or mimicry, or sarcasm, or insult; (2) detracting from their character behind their backs, even if the things suggested are true, where the motive is evil; (3) piling up wealth, not for use and service to those who need it, but in miserly hoards, as if such hoards can prolong the miser's life or give him immortality: miserliness is itself a kind of scandal.


104:2
[ Original ]
الَّذِي جَمَعَ مَالًا وَعَدَّدَهُ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
Who pileth up wealth and layeth it by,
[ Saheeh International ]
Who collects wealth and [continuously] counts it.

104:3
[ Original ]
يَحْسَبُ أَنَّ مَالَهُ أَخْلَدَهُ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
Thinking that his wealth would make him last for ever!
[ Saheeh International ]
He thinks that his wealth will make him immortal.

104:4
[ Original ]
كَلَّا ۖ لَيُنْبَذَنَّ فِي الْحُطَمَةِ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
By no means! He will be sure to be thrown into That which Breaks to Pieces,
[ Saheeh International ]
No! He will surely be thrown into the Crusher.
Tafseer Commentary

6267 Hutamah: that which smashes or breaks to pieces: an apt description of the three antisocial vices condemned. For scandalmongering and backbiting make any sort of cohesion or mutual confidence impossible; and the miser's hoards block up the channels of economic service and charity, and the circulation of good-will among men.


104:5
[ Original ]
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْحُطَمَةُ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
And what will explain to thee That which Breaks to Pieces?
[ Saheeh International ]
And what can make you know what is the Crusher?

104:6
[ Original ]
نَارُ اللَّهِ الْمُوقَدَةُ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
(It is) the Fire of (the Wrath of) Allah kindled (to a blaze),
[ Saheeh International ]
It is the fire of Allah, [eternally] fueled,

104:7
[ Original ]
الَّتِي تَطَّلِعُ عَلَى الْأَفْئِدَةِ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
The which doth mount (Right) to the Hearts:
[ Saheeh International ]
Which mounts directed at the hearts.
Tafseer Commentary

6268 This Fire of Punishment mounts right up to the hearts and minds of such men, and shuts them out of the love of their fellows. "Heart" in Arabic means not only the seat of affection, pity, charity, etc., but also of understanding and intelligent appreciation of things.


104:8
[ Original ]
إِنَّهَا عَلَيْهِمْ مُؤْصَدَةٌ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
It shall be made into a vault over them,
[ Saheeh International ]
Indeed, Hellfire will be closed down upon them

104:9
[ Original ]
فِي عَمَدٍ مُمَدَّدَةٍ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
In columns outstretched.
[ Saheeh International ]
In extended columns.
Tafseer Commentary

6269 Those guilty of these vices will be choked and suffocated, for this Vault of Fire will cover them all over, and its scorching columns will extend over a far wider area than they imagine.


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