So I do call to witness the ruddy glow of Sunset;
The same form of adjuration as in 69:37.
The substantive statement is in verse 19 below: ‘Ye shall
surely travel from stage to stage-. Nothing in this life is
fixed, or will last. Three things are mentioned which on
the one hand have remained from age to age for as far
back as the memory of man can go, and yet each of
them is but a short phase, gone as it were in the
twinkling of an eye. See the following notes. So our life
here is but a fleeting show. Its completion is to be looked
- The sun seems such a great reality that people
worshipped him as a divinity. The beautiful glow it
leaves when it sets is but momentary: it changes
every moment and vanishes with the twilight.
Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 84 verse 16) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (quran4u.com)