Translation of Surah Al-Muddaththir in English

Surah Al-Muddaththir

Surah Al-Muddaththir (المُدَّثِّر), known as "The One Wrapping Himself Up" in English, holds a special place as the Meccan (Makki) Surah of the Quran. Found in 29 Para / Chapter, this Surah, like others, conveys profound spiritual and moral teachings. It serves as a guiding light for believers, offering insights and wisdom in its verses. Translated into English for wider understanding, Surah Al-Muddaththir (المُدَّثِّر) is a testament to the Quran's timeless relevance and guidance.

Para / Chapter 29
Surah Name Al-Muddaththir (المُدَّثِّر)
Meaning The One Wrapping Himself Up
Classification Meccan (Makki)
Total Ayahs 56
Translation English
Al-Muddaththir
In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

﴾1﴿ O thou enveloped in thy cloak,
﴾2﴿ Arise and warn!
﴾3﴿ Thy Lord magnify,
﴾4﴿ Thy raiment purify,
﴾5﴿ Pollution shun!
﴾6﴿ And show not favour, seeking wordly gain!
﴾7﴿ For the sake of thy Lord, be patient!
﴾8﴿ For when the trumpet shall sound,
﴾9﴿ Surely that day will be a day of anguish,
﴾10﴿ Not of ease, for disbelievers.
﴾11﴿ Leave Me (to deal) with him whom I created lonely,
﴾12﴿ And then bestowed upon him ample means,
﴾13﴿ And sons abiding in his presence
﴾14﴿ And made (life) smooth for him.
﴾15﴿ Yet he desireth that I should give more.
﴾16﴿ Nay! For lo! he hath been stubborn to Our revelations.
﴾17﴿ On him I shall impose a fearful doom.
﴾18﴿ For lo! he did consider; then he planned -
﴾19﴿ (Self-)destroyed is he, how he planned!
﴾20﴿ Again (self-)destroyed is he, how he planned! -
﴾21﴿ Then looked he,
﴾22﴿ Then frowned he and showed displeasure.
﴾23﴿ Then turned he away in pride
﴾24﴿ And said: This is naught else than magic from of old;
﴾25﴿ This is naught else than speech of mortal man.
﴾26﴿ Him shall I fling unto the burning.
﴾27﴿ - Ah, what will convey unto thee what that burning is! -
﴾28﴿ It leaveth naught; it spareth naught
﴾29﴿ It shrivelleth the man.
﴾30﴿ Above it are nineteen.
﴾31﴿ We have appointed only angels to be wardens of the Fire, and their number have We made to be a stumbling-block for those who disbelieve; that those to whom the Scripture hath been given may have certainty, and that believers may increase in faith; and that those to whom the Scripture hath been given and believers may not doubt; and that those in whose hearts there is disease, and disbelievers, may say: What meaneth Allah by this similitude? Thus Allah sendeth astray whom He will, and whom He will He guideth. None knoweth the hosts of thy Lord save Him. This is naught else than a Reminder unto mortals.
﴾32﴿ Nay, by the Moon
﴾33﴿ And the night when it withdraweth
﴾34﴿ And the dawn when it shineth forth,
﴾35﴿ Lo! this is one of the greatest (portents)
﴾36﴿ As a warning unto men,
﴾37﴿ Unto him of you who will advance or hang back.
﴾38﴿ Every soul is a pledge for its own deeds;
﴾39﴿ Save those who will stand on the right hand.
﴾40﴿ In gardens they will ask one another
﴾41﴿ Concerning the guilty:
﴾42﴿ What hath brought you to this burning?
﴾43﴿ They will answer: We were not of those who prayed
﴾44﴿ Nor did we feed the wretched.
﴾45﴿ We used to wade (in vain dispute) with (all) waders,
﴾46﴿ And we used to deny the Day of Judgment,
﴾47﴿ Till the Inevitable came unto us.
﴾48﴿ The mediation of no mediators will avail them then.
﴾49﴿ Why now turn they away from the Admonishment,
﴾50﴿ As they were frightened asses
﴾51﴿ Fleeing from a lion?
﴾52﴿ Nay, but everyone of them desireth that he should be given open pages (from Allah).
﴾53﴿ Nay, verily. They fear not the Hereafter.
﴾54﴿ Nay, verily. Lo! this is an Admonishment.
﴾55﴿ So whosoever will may heed.
﴾56﴿ And they will not heed unless Allah willeth (it). He is the fount of fear. He is the fount of Mercy.
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Surah Al-Muddaththir (المُدَّثِّر), often referred to as "The One Wrapping Himself Up" in English, is a beacon of spiritual guidance. Positioned in the 29 Para / Chapter chapter of the Holy Quran, it exemplifies the deep-rooted wisdom and the divine message that the Quran carries. As a Meccan (Makki) Surah, it brings forth lessons from the era when it was revealed, resonating with timeless teachings and universal truths.

The significance of Surah Al-Muddaththir (المُدَّثِّر) is not just limited to its place in the Quran but also in the daily lives of the believers. It's often recited in prayers, sought for solace, and turned to for enlightenment. Its verses encapsulate a world of knowledge and moral directives, guiding believers on a righteous path.

With translations available in English and many other languages, its reach has expanded beyond the Arabic-speaking world, offering everyone a chance to understand and reflect upon its teachings. Every verse of Surah Al-Muddaththir (المُدَّثِّر) invites contemplation, pushing for a deeper understanding of faith and the grand scheme of existence.

No matter how many times one delves into this Surah, there’s always a fresh perspective waiting to be discovered, a testament to the Quran's endless depth and its role as a perennial guide for humanity.