Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Those who are glum in the Fire

Quran Chapter 23: 104 to 106 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2187) درس قرآن

Those who are glum in the Fire

Chapter Mu’-minuun” – (The Believers) – 23

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

تَلْفَحُ وُجُوهَهُمُٱلنَّارُ وَهُمْ فِيهَا كَٰلِحُونَ 104  أَلَمْ تَكُنْ ءَايَٰتِى تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْكُمْ فَكُنتُم بِهَا تُكَذِّبُونَ 105  قَالُوا۟ رَبَّنَا غَلَبَتْ عَلَيْنَا شِقْوَتُنَا وَكُنَّا قَوْمًا ضَآلِّينَ 106

104.  The fire burneth their faces, and they are glum therein.


105.  (It will be said): Were not My Revelations recited unto you, and then ye used to deny them?


106.  They will say: Our Lord! Our evil fortune overwhelmed us, and we were erring folk.

104.  Talfahu  wujuuhahumun-Naaru  wa  hum  fiihaa  kaali-huun.


105.  ‘Alam  takun  ‘AayaaTii  tutlaa  ‘alaykum  fakuntum-  bihaa  tukazzibuun.


106.  Qaaluu  Rabbanaa  galabat  ‘alaynaa  shiqwatunaa  wa  kunnaa  qawman  zaaalliin.




Talfahu – (will burn), this word is from laf-hun, which means “to burn”.


Kaali-huuna – (they are glum), it is plural of kaalihun, which has been derived from kalaha. Kuluuhun means “being disfigured of the face, expanding of lips, shrinking of the skin etc.”


Disbelievers of Allaah Almighty will enter into the Hell, where the Fire will burn them. Their bodies will swell, countenance of their faces will be changed, lips will swell and appearance will be disfigured. They will complain and cry out in the Court of Allaah Almighty due to pain and suffering. They will be asked: Were not verses of Holy Qur’an recited unto you? Verily, those used to recite before you every time, but you used to say after hearing them carelessly: It is not the Word of Allaah Almighty, but fabricated by yourselves and named falsely that it is sent by Him. We don’t need to pay attention unto it.


In those Revelations, you were frightened from the Hell and the condition of the Doom of this place was manifested entirely. Describe now! Why did you consider them a lie? They will cry out: Our Lord! Our evil fortune overwhelmed us. We had been entangled in our sensual wishes as much that we could not come out from them. We have understood now thoroughly that the path which we chose; was wrong from beginning to end and we had gone astray.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).

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