Al-Quran Surah 47. Muhammad, Ayah 27

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فَكَيْفَ إِذَا تَوَفَّتْهُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ يَضْرِبُونَ وُجُوهَهُمْ وَأَدْبَارَهُمْ


Asad : hence, how [will they fare] when the angels gather them in death, striking their faces and their backs?32
Khattab :

Then how ˹horrible˺ will it be when the angels take their souls, beating their faces and backs!

Malik : Then what will they do when the angels carry off their souls, smiting their faces and their backs?
Pickthall : Then how (will it be with them) when the angels gather them, smiting their faces and their backs!
Yusuf Ali : But how (will it be) when the angels take their souls at death and smite their faces and their backs? 4851 4852
Transliteration : Fakayfa itha tawaffathumu almalaikatu yadriboona wujoohahum waadbarahum
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Asad 32 See note [55] on 8:50.

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Yusuf Ali 4851 It is all very well for them to practise hypocrisy in this life. How will they feel at death, when they find that the angels know all, and touch the very spots they had taken such care to conceal?
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Yusuf Ali 4852 Their faces and their backs: there is a subtle metaphor. The face is what looks to the front, the side you present to the outer world; the back is what is not shown, what is hidden from the world. The hypocrites will be hit at both points. Or, the face is what they boast of, what they are proud of; the back is the skeleton in the cupboard, the things they dare not utter, but which yet haunt them. The hypocrites are hit on every side. Cf. viii. 50.

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