سورة الدخان   

Surah Name: Ad-Dukhan Meaning: The Smoke

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 3
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 59
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 44
  • Rukū / Section 3 contains Āyāt / Parts 17
  • Siparah/ Volume 25


إِنَّ شَجَرَةَ الزَّقُّومِ

Inna shajarata a(l)zzaqqoom(i)

Verily the tree of Zaqqum.


طَعَامُ الْأَثِيمِ

TaAAamu alatheem(i)

Food of the sinners.


كَالْمُهْلِ يَغْلِي فِي الْبُطُونِ

Ka(a)lmuhli yaghlee fee albutoon(i)

Like the dregs of oil; it shall seethe in the bellies.


كَغَلْيِ الْحَمِيمِ

Kaghalyi alhameem(i)

As the seething of boiling water.


خُذُوهُ فَاعْتِلُوهُ إِلَى سَوَاء الْجَحِيمِ

Khuthoohu fa(i)AAtiloohu ila sawai aljaheem(i)

Seize him and drag him to the midst of the Flaming Fire.


ثُمَّ صُبُّوا فَوْقَ رَأْسِهِ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْحَمِيمِ

Thumma subboo fawqa rasihi min AAathabi alhameem(i)

Then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water.


ذُقْ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْكَرِيمُ

Thuq innaka anta alAAazeezu alkareem(u)

Taste you! You are indeed mighty, honoured!


إِنَّ هَذَا مَا كُنتُم بِهِ تَمْتَرُونَ

Inna hatha ma kuntum bihi tamtaroona

Lo! this is that whereof ye used to doubt.


إِنَّ الْمُتَّقِينَ فِي مَقَامٍ أَمِينٍ

Inna almuttaqeena fee maqamin amen(in)

Verily those who kept their duty to Allaah-SWT will be in a station secure.


فِي جَنَّاتٍ وَعُيُونٍ

Fee jannatin waAAuyoon(in)

Amidst gardens and springs.


يَلْبَسُونَ مِن سُندُسٍ وَإِسْتَبْرَقٍ مُّتَقَابِلِينَ

Yalbasoona min sundusin waistabraqin mutaqabileen(a)

Attired in fine silk and brocade, facing each other.


كَذَلِكَ وَزَوَّجْنَاهُم بِحُورٍ عِينٍ

Kathalika wazawwajnahum bihoorin AAeen(in)

Even so. And We-SWT shall mate them with damsels large-eyed.


يَدْعُونَ فِيهَا بِكُلِّ فَاكِهَةٍ آمِنِينَ

YadAAoona feeha bikulli fakihatin amineen(a)

They will call therein for every manner of fruit in security.


لَا يَذُوقُونَ فِيهَا الْمَوْتَ إِلَّا الْمَوْتَةَ الْأُولَى وَوَقَاهُمْ عَذَابَ الْجَحِيمِ

La yathooqoona feeha almawta illa almawtata aloola wawaqahum AAathaba aljaheem(i)

They will not taste death therein, except the first death, and He-SWT will guard them against the chastisement of Flaming Fire.


فَضْلًا مِّن رَّبِّكَ ذَلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ

Fadlan min rabbika thalika huwa alfawzu alAAatheem(u)

A bounty from your Rabb-SWT ! That! That is the supreme achievement.


فَإِنَّمَا يَسَّرْنَاهُ بِلِسَانِكَ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ

Fainnama yassarnahu bilisanika laAAallahum yatathakkaroon(a)

And We-SWT have made it easy in your language, perhaps they might be admonished.


فَارْتَقِبْ إِنَّهُم مُّرْتَقِبُونَ

Fa(i)rtaqib innahum murtaqiboon(a)

Wait you then, they are also waiting.


In The Name of Allah-SWT the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

The infidels will be offered cactus as food on that Day, the food most suitable for the malefactors. This cactus grows in Hell, whereas the cactus we know about here is also extremely bitter, full of ugly thorns. Once ingested it shall seethe in

their bellies like the melting of copper or like the boiling water. They will then be dragged into the centre of Hell and showered with boiling water in punishment to taste the outcome of their misdeeds. They used to consider themselves very superior and had felt lowly in obeying Allaah-SWT and His Prophet-SW. This indeed was the Hell they never believe in, and the promised doom they had long forgotten about.

 In contrast, those who had opted for Taqwa and His-SWT obedience will be living in abodes of peace, seated majestically amidst gardens and springs, clad in fine silk robes, facing one another. Allaah-SWT shall wed them with Hur. There will be no death save the one which ushered them into the Hereafter, and spared them the horrors of Hell.


The beautiful females created in Jannah are a manifestation of Allaah-SWT '’s Grace in their beauty and excellence. They will be gifted to the dwellers of Jannah. However, it must be remembered that the women who belong to mankind, obeyed Allaah-SWT and the Holy Prophet-SW in this temporal life and qualified for Jannah, will be far exalted than the Hur in status, just as a lady of the house is to her maid, and will certainly excel them in beauty This indeed is a great Mercy and a grand triumph, to which the Quran leads and which has been made easy in the language of the Holy Prophet-SW. It admonishes people to abstain from the path to Hell. Nevertheless, if the non believers do not accept it is upto them. The Holy Prophet-SW’’s duty is only to convey the Message and might as well wait as they too are waiting. The outcome of every action will soon manifest itself.