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the Lote Tree

Iz yaghshas sidrata maa yaghshaa

Sahih International:

When there covered the Lote Tree that which covered [it].

1 A. J. Arberry

when there covered the Lote-Tree that which covered;

2 Abdul Haleem

when the tree was covered in nameless [splendour].

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

When that covered the lote-tree which covered it.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!)

5 Abul Ala Maududi

(This was) when the lote-tree was covered with that which covered it.

6 Ahmed Ali

When the Lote-tree was covered over with what it was covered over;

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

When the lote-tree was being enveloped, by whatever around it.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

when there covered the Lote Tree what covered it.

9 Ali Ünal

Meanwhile that was covering the Lote-tree which was covering it.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(This was) when the sublime thing (- the Divine Manifestation) which was to cover Sidrah had covered it.

11 English Literal

When what covers/darkens covers/darkens the lote-tree.

12 Faridul Haque

When the lote-tree was being enveloped, by whatever around it.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

When that which shrouds (in mystery) covered the Lote-tree;

14 Hilali & Khan

When that covered the lote-tree which did cover it!

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Near it is the Garden of Abode.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

When that which covers covered the lote-tree;

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

When that which shroudeth did enshroud the lote-tree,

18 Muhammad Sarwar

When the tree was covered with a covering,

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

When there comes to the Lote Tree, that which comes

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

When that covered the lote tree which did cover it!

21 Wahiduddin Khan

when the lote tree was covered in mystic splendour.

22 Talal Itani

As there covered the Lotus Tree what covered it.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

when there shrouded the Lote-tree that which shrouded [it], of flying creatures and other [beings] (idh, `when', is operated by ra'hu, `he saw him'),

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

When that covered the lote tree which did cover it!

We mentioned before, in the Hadiths about Al-Isra' that the angels, Allah's Light, and spectacular colors covered the Sidrah.

Imam Ahmad recorded that Abdullah bin Mas`ud said,

"When the Messenger of Allah was taken on the Isra' journey, he ascended to Sidrat Al-Muntaha, which is in the seventh heaven. There everything terminates that ascends from the earth and is held there, and terminates everything that descends from above it is held there,
إِذْ يَغْشَى السِّدْرَةَ مَا يَغْشَى
(When that covered the lote tree which did cover it!) He said, "Golden butterflies.

The Messenger of Allah was given three things;

He was given the five prayers,

he was given the concluding verses of Surah Al-Baqarah (2;284-286), and

remission of serious sins for those among his Ummah who do not associate anything with Allah."

Muslim collected this Hadith.

Allah's statement,

مَا زَاغَ الْبَصَرُ وَمَا طَغَى