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wa-alladhīna
وَٱلَّذِينَ
And those who
kasabū
كَسَبُوا۟
earned
l-sayiāti
ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِ
the evil deeds,
jazāu
جَزَآءُ
(the) recompense
sayyi-atin
سَيِّئَةٍۭ
(of) an evil deed
bimith'lihā
بِمِثْلِهَا
(is) like it,
watarhaquhum
وَتَرْهَقُهُمْ
and (will) cover them
dhillatun
ذِلَّةٌۖ
humiliation.
مَّا
They will not have
lahum
لَهُم
They will not have
mina
مِّنَ
from
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
Allah
min
مِنْ
any
ʿāṣimin
عَاصِمٍۖ
defender.
ka-annamā
كَأَنَّمَآ
As if
ugh'shiyat
أُغْشِيَتْ
had been covered
wujūhuhum
وُجُوهُهُمْ
their faces
qiṭaʿan
قِطَعًا
(with) pieces
mina
مِّنَ
from
al-layli
ٱلَّيْلِ
the darkness (of) night.
muẓ'liman
مُظْلِمًاۚ
the darkness (of) night.
ulāika
أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ
Those
aṣḥābu
أَصْحَٰبُ
(are the) companions
l-nāri
ٱلنَّارِۖ
(of) the Fire,
hum
هُمْ
they
fīhā
فِيهَا
in it
khālidūna
خَٰلِدُونَ
(will) abide forever.

Wallazeena kasabus saiyi aati jazaaa'u saiyi'atim bimislihaa wa tarhaquhum zillah; maa lahum minal laahi min 'aasimin ka annamaaa ughshiyat wujoohuhum qita 'am minal laili muzlimaa; ulaaa'ika Ashaabun Naari hum feeha khaalidoon

Sahih International:

But they who have earned [blame for] evil doings - the recompense of an evil deed is its equivalent, and humiliation will cover them. They will have from Allah no protector. It will be as if their faces are covered with pieces of the night - so dark [are they]. Those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide therein eternally.

1 A. J. Arberry

And for those who have earned evil deeds the recompense of an evil deed shall be the like of it; abasement shall overspread them, neither have they any defender from God, as if their faces were covered with strips of night shadowy. Those are the inhabitants of the Fire, therein dwelling forever.

2 Abdul Haleem

As for those who did evil, each evil deed will be requited by its equal and humiliation will cover them- no one will protect them against God- as though their faces were covered with veils cut from the darkness of the night. These are the inmates of the Fire, and there they shall remain.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And those who have earned misdeeds -the requital of a misdeed is the like thereof and abjection will cover them; no protector they shall have from Allah, though their faces were over cast with pieces of night pitch-dark. These are the fellows of the Fire: therein they will be abiders.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

But those who have earned evil will have a reward of like evil; ignominy will cover their (faces); No defender will they have from (the wrath of) Allah; Their faces will be covered, as it were, with pieces from the depth of the darkness of night; they are companions of the Fire; they will abide therein (for aye)!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Those who do evil deeds, the recompense of an evil deed is its like, and humiliation shall spread over them and there will be none to protect them from Allah. Darkness will cover their faces as though they were veiled with the dark blackness of night. These are the people of the Fire and in it they shall abide.

6 Ahmed Ali

But those who earn evil shall be punished to an equal degree as their evil, and they will be covered with shame, and will have none to protect them against God: Their faces shall be blackened as though with patches of the night. They are the people of Hell, where they will abide for ever,

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And (for) those who earned evil*, the recompense of evil is equal to it – and disgrace will come upon them; they will have no one to save them from Allah; as if their faces are covered with pieces of the dark night; it is they who are the people of the fire; they will remain in it forever. (* The disbelievers.)

8 Ali Quli Qarai

For those who have committed misdeeds, the requital of a misdeed shall be its like, and they shall be overcast by abasement. They shall have no one to protect [them] from Allah. [They will be] as if their faces were covered with dark patches of the night. They shall be the inmates of the Fire, and they shall remain in it [forever].

9 Ali Ünal

And for those who have earned evil deeds, the recompense of an evil deed will be the like of it; and ignominy will cover them – nor will they have anyone to defend them against God – it is as though their faces were veiled with patches of darkest night. Those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And (as for) those who knowingly committed evil deeds, they shall be punished in measure with the evil done and ignominy shall cover them. They shall have none to protect them against (the punishment of) Allâh. And (they shall look) as if their faces have been covered with patches of night with no light. It is these who are the fellows of the Fire, they shall abide in it for long.

11 English Literal

And (to) those who gathered/acquired the sins/crimes (a) reimbursement (of) a sin/crime with similar/equal to it and humiliation/disgrace burdens/depresses/oppresses them, none from (a) protector/shelterer (is) for them from (other than) God, as though their faces (are) covered/darkened (with) parts/portions (of) the darkened night. Those are the fire`s owners/company , they are in it immortally/eternally .

12 Faridul Haque

And (for) those who earned evil *, the recompense of evil is equal to it - and disgrace will come upon them; they will have no one to save them from Allah; as if their faces are covered with pieces of the dark night; it is they who are the people of the fire; they will remain in it forever. (* The disbelievers.)

13 Hamid S. Aziz

To those who do what is good, (is granted) goodness and increase! Neither does darkness nor abasement cover their faces! Such are Companions of the Garden (Paradise); they will dwell therein.

14 Hilali & Khan

And those who have earned evil deeds, the recompense of an evil deed is the like thereof, and humiliating disgrace will cover them (their faces). No defender will they have from Allah. Their faces will be covered, as it were, with pieces from the darkness of night. They are dwellers of the Fire, they will abide therein forever.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

For those who do good is good (reward) and more (than this). Neither blackness nor ignominy will cover their faces. These are the owners of the Garden; therein they will abide.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And (as for) those who have earned evil, the punishment of an evil is the like of it, and abasement shall come upon them-- they shall have none to protect them from Allah-- as if their faces had been covered with slices of the dense darkness of night; these are the inmates of the fire; in it they shall abide.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And those who earn ill-deeds, (for them) requital of each ill-deed by the like thereof; and ignominy overtaketh them - They have no protector from Allah - as if their faces had been covered with a cloak of darkest night. Such are rightful owners of the Fire; they will abide therein.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

The recompense for the evil deeds will be equally evil (not more) and the faces of the evil-doers will suffer from disgrace. No one can protect them from the wrath of God. Their faces will become dark as if covered by the pitch-darkness of night. They will be the dwellers of hell wherein they will remain forever.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

As for those who have earned evil deeds, evil shall be recompensed with its like. Abasement will cover them, they shall have none to defend them from Allah as though their faces were covered with parts of the blackness of night. Those, they are the companions of the Fire, in it they shall live for ever.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And those who have earned evil deeds, the recompense of an evil deed is the like thereof, and humiliating disgrace will cover them (their faces). No defender will they have from Allah. Their faces will be covered as it were with pieces from the darkness of night. They are the dwellers of the Fire, they will abide therein forever.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

But as for those who have done evil deeds, the recompense shall be in proportion. They will have none to defend them against God. Ignominy shall cover them, as though their faces were veiled by the night's own darkness. It is they who are destined for the fire, where they will live forever.

22 Talal Itani

As for those who have earned evil deeds: a reward of similar evil, and shame will cover them. They will have no defense against God—as if their faces are covered with dark patches of night. These are the inmates of the Fire, abiding therein forever.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And for those (wa'lladhna is a supplement to li'lladhna ahsan, `for those who do good', so [understand it as] wa-li'lladhna, `and for those') who earn evil deeds, by practising idolatry, [there shall be] the requital of an evil deed by the like thereof; ignominy shall overcome them -- they have no protector, no defender, against God -- as if their faces had been covered with, cloaked [in], strips of darkest night (read qita`an, as the plural of qit`a; or qit`an, meaning juz'an, `a part'). Those, they are the inhabitants of the Fire; therein they will abide.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Reward of the Wicked Criminals

Allah says;

وَالَّذِينَ كَسَبُواْ السَّيِّيَاتِ جَزَاء سَيِّيَةٍ بِمِثْلِهَا وَتَرْهَقُهُمْ ذِلَّةٌ


And those who have earned evil deeds, the recompense of an evil deed is the like thereof, and humiliating disgrace will cover them (their faces).

After Allah told us about the state of those happy people who have done right and He promised increase in reward, He continued to tell us about the unlucky, miserable ones.

He told us about His justice with them. He will reward them with similar evil, without any increase

وَتَرْهَقُهُمْ
(and will cover them),

meaning that their faces will be covered and overtaken by humiliation because of their sins and their fear from these sins.

Similarly Allah said;

وَتَرَاهُمْ يُعْرَضُونَ عَلَيْهَا خَـشِعِينَ مِنَ الذُّلِّ

And you will see them brought forward to it, (Hell) made humble by disgrace. (42;45)

He also said;

وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَـفِلً عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّـلِمُونَ إِنَّمَا يُوَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الَابْصَـرُ

مُهْطِعِينَ مُقْنِعِى رُءُوسِهِمْ

Consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the wrongdoers do, but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror.

(They will be) hastening forward with necks outstretched, their heads raised up (towards the sky). (14;4243)

Allah then said;

مَّا لَهُم مِّنَ اللّهِ مِنْ عَاصِمٍ

No defender will they have from Allah.

meaning, there will be no protectors to prevent them from punishment as Allah said;

يَقُولُ الاِنسَـنُ يَوْمَيِذٍ أَيْنَ الْمَفَرُّ

كَلَّ لَا وَزَرَ

إِلَى رَبِّكَ يَوْمَيِذٍ الْمُسْتَقَرُّ

On that Day man will say;"Where (is the refuge) to flee!"

No! There is no refuge! Unto your Lord (alone) will be the place of rest that Day. (75;10-12)

Allah's statement;

كَأَنَّمَا أُغْشِيَتْ وُجُوهُهُمْ قِطَعًا مِّنَ اللَّيْلِ مُظْلِمًا

Their faces will be covered as it were pieces from the darkness of night.

means that their faces will be dark in the Hereafter.

This is similar to His statement;

يَوْمَ تَبْيَضُّ وُجُوهٌ وَتَسْوَدُّ وُجُوهٌ فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ اسْوَدَّتْ وُجُوهُهُمْ أَكْفَرْتُمْ بَعْدَ إِيمَـنِكُمْ فَذُوقُواْ الْعَذَابَ بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَكْفُرُونَ

وَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ ابْيَضَّتْ وُجُوهُهُمْ فَفِى رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ هُمْ فِيهَا خَـلِدُونَ

On the Day (the Day of Resurrection) when some faces will become white and some faces will become black; as for those whose faces will become black (to them will be said);"Did you reject faith after accepting it! Then taste the torment (in Hell) for rejecting faith."

And for those whose faces will become white, they will be in Allah's mercy (Paradise), therein they shall dwell forever. (3;106-107)

He also said;

وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَيِذٍ مُّسْفِرَةٌ

ضَـحِكَةٌ مُّسْتَبْشِرَةٌ

وَوُجُوهٌ يَوْمَيِذٍ عَلَيْهَا غَبَرَةٌ

Some faces that Day will be bright, laughing, rejoicing at good news (of Paradise). And other faces that Day will be dust-stained. (80;38-40)

أُوْلَـيِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ



They are the dwellers of the Fire, they will abide therein forever