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Surah Ahqaf Ayat 27 in Arabic Text

وَلَقَدْ أَهْلَكْنَا مَا حَوْلَكُم مِّنَ ٱلْقُرَىٰ وَصَرَّفْنَا ٱلْـَٔايَـٰتِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ
Wa laqad ahlaknaa ma hawlakum minal quraa wa sarrafnal Aayaati la’allahum yarji’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 27

Sahih International
And We have already destroyed what surrounds you of [those] cities, and We have diversified the signs [or verses] that perhaps they might return [from disbelief].

Yusuf Ali
We destroyed aforetime populations round about you; and We have shown the Signs in various ways, that they may turn (to Us).

Abul Ala Maududi
Surely We destroyed many a town around you. We sent Our Messages to them repeatedly and in diverse forms that they may eschew (their evil ways) and return (to Allah).

Muhsin Khan
And indeed We have destroyed towns (populations) round about you, and We have (repeatedly) shown (them) the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in various ways that they might return (to the truth and believe in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism).

Pickthall
And verily We have destroyed townships round about you, and displayed (for them) Our revelation, that haply they might return.

Dr. Ghali
And indeed We already caused whatever towns around you to perish; and We propounded the signs, that possibly they would return.

Abdel Haleem
We have also destroyed other communities that once flourished around you- We had given them various signs so that they might return to the right way-

Quran 46 Verse 27 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ahqaf ayat 27, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(46:27) Surely We destroyed many a town around you. We sent Our Messages to them repeatedly and in diverse forms that they may eschew (their evil ways) and return (to Allah).


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ahqaf verse 27 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ahqaf ayat 26 which provides the complete commentary from verse 26 through 28.

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