Al-Quran Surah 37. As-Saffat, Ayah 62

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أَذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ نُزُلًا أَمْ شَجَرَةُ الزَّقُّومِ

Asad : Is such [a paradise] the better welcome - or the [hellish] tree of deadly fruit?22
Malik : Is this a better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum?
Mustafa Khattab :

Is this ˹bliss˺ a better accommodation or the tree of Zaqqûm?1

Pickthall : Is this better as a welcome, or the tree of Zaqqam?
Yusuf Ali : Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum? 4072
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Asad 22 According to the lexicographers, the noun zaqqum (which occurs, apart from the present instance, in 44:43 and in 56:52 as well) denotes any "deadly food"; hence, the expression shajarat az-zaqqukm, a symbol of hell, may be appropriately rendered as "the tree of deadly fruit" (undoubtedly identical with "the tree cursed in this Qur'an", mentioned in 17:60), symbolizing the fact that the otherworldly sufferings which the Qur'an describes as "hell" are but the fruit - i.e., organic consequence - of one's evil deeds done on earth.

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Yusuf Ali 4072 Cf. xvii. 60, n. 2250. This bitter tree of Hell is in contrast with the beautiful Garden of heaven with its delicious fruits.
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 The pagans of Mecca used to make fun of the Prophet (ﷺ) when he warned them of this tree. They asked, “How can a tree grow in Hell?” So Allah revealed this verse in response.