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

About the surah Al-Qamar

Al-Qama (Arabic: القمر, romanized: al-qamar, lit. 'The Moon') is the 54th chapter (surah) of the Quran, with 55 verses (ayat).

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The summary/theme of the surah Al-Qamar

This surah was revealed in Mecca. The opening verses refer to the splitting of the moon.

Lesson learned from surah Al-Qamar

  1. The splitting of the moon in the time of the Prophet ï·º was a sign of Qiy'mah drawing closer.  
  2. The Quran has been made easy to memorise.  
  3. The Quran has been made easy to take lessons from.  
  4. The order of Allah's when He issues it, takes less than a split second to be executed.  
  5. Each and every thing, small or big, is recorded by Allah's.
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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


ٱقۡتَرَبَتِ ٱلسَّاعَةُ وَٱنشَقَّ ٱلۡقَمَرُ

Transliteration:( Iqtarabatis Saa'atu wan shaqqal qamar )
1.The Hour came near (1) and the moon was split (2.)

وَإِن يَرَوۡاْ ءَايَةٗ يُعۡرِضُواْ وَيَقُولُواْ سِحۡرٞ مُّسۡتَمِرّٞ

Transliteration:( Wa iny yaraw aayatany yu'ridoo wa yaqooloo sihrun mustamirr )
2.And if they see a miracle, they turn away their faces and say: "This is perpetual magic (3)."

وَكَذَّبُواْ وَٱتَّبَعُوٓاْ أَهۡوَآءَهُمۡۚ وَكُلُّ أَمۡرٖ مُّسۡتَقِرّٞ

Transliteration:( Wa kazzaboo wattaba'ooo ahwaaa'ahum; wa kullu amrin mustaqirr )
3.And they falsify it and follow their low desires (4), and all the affairs have an appointed term (5).

وَلَقَدۡ جَآءَهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡأَنۢبَآءِ مَا فِيهِ مُزۡدَجَرٌ

Transliteration:( Wa laqad jaaa'ahum minal anbaaa'i maa feehi muzdajar )
4.And certainly some news has come (6) to them wherein there are enough preventive orders (7).

حِكۡمَةُۢ بَٰلِغَةٞۖ فَمَا تُغۡنِ ٱلنُّذُرُ

Transliteration:( Hikmatun baalighatun famaa tughnin nuzur )
5. Wisdom reached it's perfection(8) then what will the warners profit them.

فَتَوَلَّ عَنۡهُمۡۘ يَوۡمَ يَدۡعُ ٱلدَّاعِ إِلَىٰ شَيۡءٖ نُّكُرٍ

Transliteration:( Fatawalla 'anhum; yawma yad'ud daa'i ilaa shai 'in nukur )
6.So, you turn (9) away from them till the day when the caller will call towards a painful (10) taste.

خُشَّعًا أَبۡصَٰرُهُمۡ يَخۡرُجُونَ مِنَ ٱلۡأَجۡدَاثِ كَأَنَّهُمۡ جَرَادٞ مُّنتَشِرٞ

Transliteration:( Khushsha'an absaaruhum yakhrujoona minal ajdaasi ka annahum jaraadum muntashir )
7.Their eyes cast down, they will come out of the graves as they are scattered swarms of locusts (11).

مُّهۡطِعِينَ إِلَى ٱلدَّاعِۖ يَقُولُ ٱلۡكَٰفِرُونَ هَٰذَا يَوۡمٌ عَسِرٞ

Transliteration:( Muhti'eena ilad daa'i yaqoolul kaafiroona haazaa yawmun 'asir )
8. Hastening (12) towards the caller. This disbelievers will say: "This day is a hard (13) day."

۞كَذَّبَتۡ قَبۡلَهُمۡ قَوۡمُ نُوحٖ فَكَذَّبُواْ عَبۡدَنَا وَقَالُواْ مَجۡنُونٞ وَٱزۡدُجِرَ

Transliteration:( Kazzabat qablahum qawmu Noohin fakazzaboo 'abdanaa wa qaaloo majnoonunw wazdujir )
9.The people of Nuh falsified before them. They declared Our devotee to be a liar and said: "He is a madman and he was driven (14) away."

فَدَعَا رَبَّهُۥٓ أَنِّي مَغۡلُوبٞ فَٱنتَصِرۡ

Transliteration:( Fada'aa Rabbahooo annee maghloobun fantasir )
10.He therefore prayed (15) to his Lord: "I have been overcome. You take revenge (16) for me."


Surah Al-Qamar English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah Al-Qamar 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-Qamar 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-Qamar.

Surah Al-Qamar English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah Al-Qamar 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 55 verses / Ayat in Surah Al-Qamar

Surah Al-Qamar was revealed in Makkah

Surah Al-Qamar can be found in Juz or Para 27

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

Surah number of Surah Al-Qamar is 54

The meaning of Surah Al-Qamar is The Moon

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah Al-Qamar 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-Qamar.

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