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Surah Al-Maaarij English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About the surah al-ma’arij

Al-Maʻārij (Arabic: المعارج, “The Ascending Stairways”) is the seventieth chapter (sūrah) of the Qur'an, with 44 verses (āyāt).

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The summary/theme of the surah al-ma’arij:

This Surah was revealed during the Prophet's residence in Makkah during the early period when opposition was beginning, but not yet severe. The Day of Judgement will last fifty thousand years.

Lesson learned from  surah al-ma’arij:

  1. The people think of the Day of Qiyāmah to be far, whereas Allāh says it’s close.  
  2. On the Day of Qiyāmah, one close friend will not ask about the other. He/She will only be concerned about him/herself.  
  3. On that day, the wrongdoer will want to give not only his family, but also everyone else in ransom for safety from the punishment. Obviously, something that shall never happen.  
  4. Man is naturally weak in courage: when afflicted by evil, he is upset, and when granted good fortune, he is miserly. The exceptions are those who believe and do good deeds.  
  5. When giving in charity, we should not only give to those who ask, rather, we should seek out those who don’t ask but are worthy.  
  6. Allāh is all-capable of creating people better than those who disbelieve, but doesn’t do so as a test for all. 



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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


سَأَلَ سَآئِلُۢ بِعَذَابٖ وَاقِعٖ
Transliteration:( Sa'ala saaa'ilun bi 'azaabinw waaqi' )

1. A questioner asks about punishment (1) about to fall.

لِّلۡكَٰفِرِينَ لَيۡسَ لَهُۥ دَافِعٞ
Transliteration:( Lil kaafireena laisa lahoo daafi' )

2. Upon the infidels, which none may avert (2).

مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ ذِي ٱلۡمَعَارِجِ
Transliteration:( Minal laahi zil ma'aarij )

3. (As it is) from Allah, the Lord of the ways of ascent (3).
Topic Discussed: Rab(Word)   | Allah(Word)   |

تَعۡرُجُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓئِكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ إِلَيۡهِ فِي يَوۡمٖ كَانَ مِقۡدَارُهُۥ خَمۡسِينَ أَلۡفَ سَنَةٖ
Transliteration:( Ta'rujul malaaa'ikatu war Roohu ilaihi fee yawmin kaana miqdaaruhoo khamseena alfa sanah )

4. To Him ascend (4) the angels and Jibraeel(5) that chastisement will fall on a Day, the measure of which is fifty thousand years (6).

فَٱصۡبِرۡ صَبۡرٗا جَمِيلًا
Transliteration:( Fasbir sabran jameelaa )

5. Therefore, be steadfast (7) with admirable patience.

إِنَّهُمۡ يَرَوۡنَهُۥ بَعِيدٗا
Transliteration:( Inaahum yarawnahoo ba'eedaa )

6. Surely, they see it to be far off (8).

وَنَرَىٰهُ قَرِيبٗا
Transliteration:( Wa naraahu qareebaa )

7. But, We see it nearby (9).

يَوۡمَ تَكُونُ ٱلسَّمَآءُ كَٱلۡمُهۡلِ
Transliteration:( Yawma takoonus samaaa'u kalmuhl )

8. On the day when the heavens shall be as molten silver (10).

وَتَكُونُ ٱلۡجِبَالُ كَٱلۡعِهۡنِ
Transliteration:( Wa takoonul jibaalu kal'ihn )

9. And the mountains will be as flakes of wool.

وَلَا يَسۡـَٔلُ حَمِيمٌ حَمِيمٗا
Transliteration:( Wa laa yas'alu hameemun hameemaa )

10. And a bosom friend will not ask about a bosom friend (11).


Surah Al-Maaarij English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah Al-Maaarij you can read the translation of Ahmad Raza Khan who was a renowned scholar of the Islamic world and his translation book is known as Kanzul Imaan. You can read the transliteration of Surah Al-Maaarij which will help you to understand how to read the Arabic text. Apart from that, we have included a Word-By-Word English Translation of the Arabic text of Surah Al-Maaarij.

Surah Al-Maaarij English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah Al-Maaarij we have included two Tafseer (Commentary) in English. The first one is from Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan who was a well-known scholar. In this tafsir, we have also included the most popular Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is the most comprehensive tafsir available in the world. You can read both or any one of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 44 verses / Ayat in Surah Al-Maaarij

Surah Al-Maaarij was revealed in Makkah

Surah Al-Maaarij can be found in Juz or Para 29

There are 1 1/2 Ruku in Surah Al-Maaarij

Surah number of Surah Al-Maaarij is 70

The meaning of Surah Al-Maaarij is The Ways of Ascent, The Ascending Stairways

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah Al-Maaarij here at quran4ever.com. Here two tafseer are currently.One is Tafsir Ibn-Kathir and another one is Tafsir-e-Naeemi.

Dear bothers and sisters as a Sunni Muslim we cannot say any Translation and Tafseer was as long it conforms with the 4 school of thoughts. But here at quran4ever.com, we have included Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is most comprehensive tafsir. Apart from that we have also included tafsir of Mufti Ahmad Yaar khan, Tafsir-e-Naeemi of Surah Al-Maaarij.

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