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Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 12 in Arabic Text

فَلَمَّآ أَحَسُّواْ بَأۡسَنَآ إِذَا هُم مِّنۡهَا يَرۡكُضُونَ
Falammaaa ahassoo ba’sanaaa izaa hum minhaa yarkudoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 12

Sahih International
And when its inhabitants perceived Our punishment, at once they fled from it.

Yusuf Ali
Yet, when they felt Our Punishment (coming), behold, they (tried to) flee from it.

Abul Ala Maududi
Then, when they perceived Our chastisement they took to their heels and fled.

Muhsin Khan
Then, when they perceived (saw) Our Torment (coming), behold, they (tried to) flee from it.

Pickthall
And, when they felt Our might, behold them fleeing from it!

Dr. Ghali
Then, when they perceived Our violence, only then did they (run) scampering out of it.

Abdel Haleem
When they felt Our might coming upon them, see how they tried to escape it!

Quran 21 Verse 12 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anbiya ayat 12, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(21:12) Then, when they perceived Our chastisement[13] they took to their heels and fled.


13. That is, when they realized that Allah’s scourge was actually coming.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Anbiya verse 12 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anbiya ayat 10 which provides the complete commentary from verse 10 through 15.

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