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When the Oceans are suffered to burst forth;

C6000. Cf. 81:6, “when the oceans boil over with a
Here, “are suffered to burst forth” expresses the end of
the present order of things. This may be in two ways,
• the barrier which keeps within their respective
bounds the various streams of salt and fresh
water (55:19, n. 5185) will be removed;
• the Ocean will overwhelm the whole Globe. (R).


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 82 verse 1-19) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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