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Surah Al-An’am Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

فَقَدْ كَذَّبُوا۟ بِٱلْحَقِّ لَمَّا جَآءَهُمْ ۖ فَسَوْفَ يَأْتِيهِمْ أَنۢبَـٰٓؤُا۟ مَا كَانُوا۟ بِهِۦ يَسْتَهْزِءُونَ
Faqad kazzaboo bilhaqqi lammaa jaaa’ahum fasawfa ya’teehim ambaaa’u maa kaanoo bihee yastahzi’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
For they had denied the truth when it came to them, but there is going to reach them the news of what they used to ridicule.

Yusuf Ali
And now they reject the truth when it reaches them: but soon shall they learn the reality of what they used to mock at.

Abul Ala Maududi
and thus they gave the lie to the Truth that has now come to them. Soon they will come upon some news concerning what they had mocked at.

Muhsin Khan
Indeed, they rejected the truth (the Quran and Muhammad SAW) when it came to them, but there will come to them the news of that (the torment) which they used to mock at.

Pickthall
And they denied the truth when it came unto them. But there will come unto them the tidings of that which they used to deride.

Dr. Ghali
So they already cried lies to the Truth as soon as it came to them. Then the tidings of whatever they used to mock will eventually come up to them.

Abdel Haleem
So they denied the truth when it came to them, but the very thing they laughed at will be brought home to them.

Quran 6 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-An’am ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(6:5) and thus they gave the lie to the Truth that has now come to them. Soon they will come upon some news concerning what they had mocked at.[4]


4. The allusion is to the Migration (Hijrah) and the numerous victories destined to follow it in quick succession. When this allusion was made, the unbelievers could not have guessed what kind of news they would receive, and even the Muslims could not have imagined those developments. Infact, the Prophet himself (peace be on him) was not fully aware of the posibilities which lay in store.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Anam verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anam ayat 4 which provides the complete commentary from verse 4 through 6.

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