Al-Quran Surah 56. Al-Waqi'a, Ayah 22

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وَحُورٌ عِينٌ


Asad : And [with them will be their] companions pure, most beautiful of eye,8
Khattab :

And ˹they will have˺ maidens with gorgeous eyes,

Malik : and dark eyed Huris (damsels),
Pickthall : And (there are) fair ones with wide, lovely eyes,
Yusuf Ali : And (there will be) Companions with beautiful big and lustrous eyes-- 5233
Transliteration : Wahoorun AAeenun
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Asad   
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Asad 8 The noun hur - rendered by me as "companions pure" - is a plural of both ahwar (masc.) and hawra' (fem.), either of which describes "a person distinguished by hawar", which latter term primarily denotes "intense whiteness of the eyeballs and lustrous black of the iris" (Qamus). In a more general sense, hawar signifies simply "whiteness" (Asas) or, as a moral qualification, "purity" (cf. Tabari, Razi and Ibn Kathir in their explanations of the term hawariyyun in 3:52). Hence, the compound expression hur 'in signifies, approximately, "pure beings [or, more specifically, "companions pure"], most beautiful of eye" (which latter is the meaning of 'in, the plural of a'yan). In his comments on the identical expression in 52:20, Razi observes that inasmuch as a person's eye reflects his soul more clearly than any other part of the human body, 'in may be understood as "rich of soul" or "soulful". As regards the term hur in its more current, feminine, connotation, quite a number of the earliest Qur'an-commentators - among them Al-Hasan al-Basri - understood it as signifying no more and no less than "the righteous among the women of the human kind" (Tabari) - "[even] those toothless old women of yours whom God will resurrect as new beings" (Al-Hasan, as quoted by Razi in his comments on 44:54). See in this connection also note [46] on 38:52.

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Yusuf Ali   
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Yusuf Ali 5233 Cf. xliv. 54, and n. 4729. The companionship of Beauty and Grace is one of the highest pleasures of life. In this bodily life it takes bodily form. In the higher life it takes a higher form.

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