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idhā
إِذَا
When
waqaʿati
وَقَعَتِ
occurs
l-wāqiʿatu
ٱلْوَاقِعَةُ
the Event,

Izaa waqa'atil waaqi'ah

Sahih International:

When the Occurrence occurs,

1 A. J. Arberry

When the Terror descends

2 Abdul Haleem

When that which is coming arrives,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

When there happeneth Event.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

When the Event inevitable cometh to pass,

5 Abul Ala Maududi

When the Event will come to pass

6 Ahmed Ali

WHEN WHAT IS to happen comes to pass --

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

When the forthcoming event does occur.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

When the Imminent [Hour] befalls

9 Ali Ünal

When the Event to happen happens,

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Beware of the time) when the inevitable (and the promised) Event shall come to pass.

11 English Literal

When/if the battle/Resurrection/event fell/happened .

12 Faridul Haque

When the forthcoming event does occur.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

When the Inevitable Event comes to pass -

14 Hilali & Khan

When the Event (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) befalls.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Blessed be the name of thy Lord, the Lord of Glory and Honour!

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

When the great event comes to pass,

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

When the event befalleth -

18 Muhammad Sarwar

When the inevitable event comes,

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

When the Event (the resurrection) comes

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

When the Waqi`ah occurs

21 Wahiduddin Khan

When the inevitable event takes place,

22 Talal Itani

When the inevitable occurs.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

When the [imminent] Event comes to pass, [when] the Resurrection takes place,

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Horrors of the Day of Resurrection

Allah says,

إِذَا وَقَعَتِ الْوَاقِعَةُ




When the Waqi`ah occurs,
Al-Waqi`ah (the occurrence), is one of the names of the Day of Resurrection, because that Day is real and will surely come.

Allah the Exalted said in other Ayat,

فَيَوْمَيِذٍ وَقَعَتِ الْوَاقِعَةُ

Then on that Day shall the Waqi`ah occur. (69;15)

Allah the Exalted said,

لَيْسَ لِوَقْعَتِهَا كَاذِبَةٌ