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wamā
وَمَآ
And what
adrāka
أَدْرَىٰكَ
can make you know
مَا
what
sijjīnun
سِجِّينٌ
(is) Sijjin?

Wa maa adraaka maa Sijjeen

Sahih International:

And what can make you know what is sijjeen?

1 A. J. Arberry

and what shall teach thee what is Sijjin?

2 Abdul Haleem

what will explain to you what Sijjin is?––

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And what will make thee know whatsoever the record in Sijjin is?

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

And what will explain to thee what Sijjin is?

5 Abul Ala Maududi

And how would you know what the Record of the prison-house is?

6 Ahmed Ali

How will you comprehend what Sijjin is?

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And what do you know, how (wretched) the Sijjeen is!

8 Ali Quli Qarai

And what will show you what is Sijjeen?

9 Ali Ünal

What enables you to perceive what sijjin is?

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

What should make you know what that Sijjîn is?

11 English Literal

And what made you know/informed you what (is) Sijjin ?

12 Faridul Haque

And what do you know, how (wretched) the Sijjeen is!

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And what will explain to you what Sijjin is?

14 Hilali & Khan

And what will make you know what Sijjin is?

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

It is a written book.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And what will make you know what the Sijjin is?

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Ah! what will convey unto thee what Sijjin is! -

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Would that you knew what Sijin is!?

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

What could let you know what the Sijjeen is!

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And what will make you know what Sijjin is

21 Wahiduddin Khan

and what could make you understand what the Sijjin is? --

22 Talal Itani

But how can you know what Sijjeen is?

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And what would tell you what Sijjn is?, what the book of Sijjn is.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

And what will make you know what Sijjin is?

meaning, it is a great matter, an eternal prison, and a painful torment. Some have said that it is beneath the seventh earth.

It has been mentioned previously in the lengthy Hadith of Al-Bara' bin `Azib that the Prophet said,

يَقُول اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فِي رُوحِ الْكَافِرِ اكْتُبُوا كِتَابَهُ فِي سِجِّينٍ وَسِجِّينٌ هِيَ تَحْتُ الاَْرْضِ السَّابِعَة

Allah says concerning the soul of the disbeliever, `Record his book in Sijjin.' And Sijjin is beneath the seventh earth."

it is known that the destination of the wicked people will be Hell, and it is the lowest of the low.

For Allah says,

ثُمَّ رَدَدْنَـهُ أَسْفَلَ سَـفِلِينَ إِلاَّ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصَّـلِحَـتِ


Then We reduced him to the lowest of the low. Save those who believe and do righteous deeds. (95;5-6)

Here Allah says,

كَلَّ إِنَّ كِتَـبَ الْفُجَّارِ لَفِى سِجِّينٍ

وَمَأ أَدْرَاكَ مَا سِجِّينٌ

Nay! Truly, the Record of the wicked is in Sijjin. And what will make you know what Sijjin is? and it is full of hardship and misery.

Allah says,

وَإَذَا أُلْقُواْ مِنْهَا مَكَاناً ضَيِّقاً مُّقَرَّنِينَ دَعَوْاْ هُنَالِكَ ثُبُوراً

And when they shall be thrown into a narrow place thereof, chained together, they will exclaim therein for destruction. (25;13)

Then Allah says,

كِتَابٌ مَّرْقُومٌ