Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 12 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 12
And when its inhabitants perceived Our punishment, at once they fled from it.
Yet, when they felt Our Punishment (coming), behold, they (tried to) flee from it.
Then, when they perceived Our chastisement they took to their heels and fled.
Then, when they perceived (saw) Our Torment (coming), behold, they (tried to) flee from it.
And, when they felt Our might, behold them fleeing from it!
Then, when they perceived Our violence, only then did they (run) scampering out of it.
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.
(21:12) Then, when they perceived Our chastisement they took to their heels and fled.
13. That is, when they realized that Allah’s scourge was actually coming.
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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