Surah ar Rahman ayat 55 33

Surah Ar Rahman Ayat 55 33 Translation And Tafseer

Surah Rahman is the 55th chapter of the Quran. It is Madina surah and has 78 ayat. This article is about Surah ar Rahman ayat 55 33 meaning and Tafseer.


Surah Ar Rahman Ayat 33 In Arabic

يَا مَعْشَرَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنْسِ إِنِ اسْتَطَعْتُمْ أَنْ تَنْفُذُوا مِنْ أَقْطَارِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ فَانْفُذُوا ۚ لَا تَنْفُذُونَ إِلَّا بِسُلْطَانٍ


Yaa ma’sharal jinni wal insi inis tata’tum an tanfuzoo min aqtaaris samaawaati wal ardi fanfuzoo; laa tanfuzoona illaa bisultaan.

Surah Ar Rahman Ayat 55 33 Translation

0 genera of Jinns and mankind, If you are able to penetrate beyond the realms of the heavens and the earth, then penetrate. You cannot penetrate except with an authority.

Surah ar Rahman ayat 55 33

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Commentary On This Verse From Ma’Ariful Quran

In the preceding verse jinn and mankind were addressed as Ath-thaqalan and warned that their deeds will be reviewed and every single one of them will attract reward or punishment.

The current verse purports to say that no one will be able to hide from death, nor will anyone be able to escape from attendance or giving account of actions on the Day of Judgement.

This verse does not use the expression Thaqalan as in the preceding verse but explicitly uses the expression (0 genera of Jinns and mankind).

Jinn’ is mentioned first followed by ‘men’ presumably because a high-power energy is required to pass through the confines of heaven and earth.

Allah has given Jinns more power than human beings in such matters. The meaning of the verse is:


0 Company of Jinn and human beings, if you think that you will be able to find refuge and thus avert death by avoiding the angel of death or run away from the Plains of Gathering or the Plains of Reckoning, then try to cross the bounds of the heavens and the earth if you have the power and ability to do so.’

This is no mean task. This requires high-powered energy. The combined forces of Jinns and mankind will not be able to harness the energy to go beyond the confines of the heavens and the earth.

The purport of the verse is not to show the possibility or probability of passing beyond the zones of the heavens and the earth.


The proposition is hypothetical. The purport of the verse is to demonstrate the utter powerlessness and inability of men and Jinns to achieve this feat.

If the purpose of ‘penetrating through the heavens and the earth’ mentioned in the verse is to escape death, then it refers to this world and means:

It is not within the power of any man or Jinns to cross the bounds of the heavens and the earth and escape death.

This is stated according to human thinking. Otherwise, no one is outside the power and the authority of Allah, even if he crosses the bounds of the heaven and the earth.

And if the escape intended by ‘penetrating through the heavens and the earth’ stands for ‘escaping accountability on the Day of Reckoning’, the purport of the verse is to demonstrate its absolute impossibility.

For according to other Qur’iinic verses and Traditional narratives the heaven will crack open, on the Day of Judgement, and all the angels will border on the sides of the earth and the people will be hemmed in from all sides.

The Jinn and human beings will experience the horrors of the Day of Resurrection and run in different directions. In whichever direction they run the angels will lay siege to the areas that Allah has fortified for the purpose of recapturing the escapees.

May Allah grant us success.



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