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مَّا
Not
lahu
لَهُۥ
for it
min
مِن
any
dāfiʿin
دَافِعٍ
preventer.

Maa lahoo min daafi'

Sahih International:

Of it there is no preventer.

1 A. J. Arberry

there is none to avert it.

2 Abdul Haleem

it cannot be put off––

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Of it there is no averter.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

There is none can avert it;-

5 Abul Ala Maududi

none can avert that.

6 Ahmed Ali

There is none who could avert it.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

No one can avert it.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

There is none who can avert it.

9 Ali Ünal

There is none that can avert it.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

None can avert it.

11 English Literal

(There is) no repeller/pusher for it.

12 Faridul Haque

No one can avert it.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

There shall be none to avert it;

14 Hilali & Khan

There is none that can avert it;

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

The chastisement of thy Lord will surely come to pass --

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

There shall be none to avert it;

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

There is none that can ward it off.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

and no one will be able to prevent it.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

there is none to prevent it.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

There is none that can avert it.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

there is no one who could avert it,

22 Talal Itani

There is nothing to avert it.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

there is none that can avert it, from such [a deserving one].

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

There is none that can avert it.

indicating that when Allah decides to send the torment upon them, none can prevent it or stop it from striking them.

Al-Hafiz Abu Bakr Ibn Abi Ad-Dunya recorded that Jafar bin Zayd Al-`Abdi said,

"One night, in Al-Madinah, Umar went out investigating the welfare of Muslims and passed by the house of a man who was standing in voluntary prayer. Umar stood quietly, listening to his recitation; the man was reciting,
وَالطُّورِ
(By At-Tur), until he reached the Ayah,
إِنَّ عَذَابَ رَبِّكَ لَوَاقِعٌ
-
مَا لَهُ مِن دَافِعٍ
- (Verily, the torment of your Lord will surely come to pass. There is none that can avert it). Umar said, `By the Lord of the Ka`bah, this is a true vow.' Umar dismounted his donkey and sat next to a wall for a while. He then went back to his house and fell ill for a month. During his illness, the people would visit him, not knowing what caused his illness."

May Allah be pleased with Umar.
Describing the Day of Torment, the Day of Resurrection

Allah said;

يَوْمَ تَمُورُ السَّمَاء مَوْرًا