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Surah Fajr Ayat 9 in Arabic Text

وَثَمُودَ ٱلَّذِينَ جَابُوا۟ ٱلصَّخْرَ بِٱلْوَادِ
Wa samoodal lazeena jaabus sakhra bil waad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 9

Sahih International
And [with] Thamud, who carved out the rocks in the valley?

Yusuf Ali
And with the Thamud (people), who cut out (huge) rocks in the valley?-

Abul Ala Maududi
And how did He deal with Thamud who hewed out rocks in the valley?

Muhsin Khan
And (with) Thamud (people), who cut (hewed) out rocks in the valley (to make dwellings)?

Pickthall
And with (the tribe of) Thamud, who clove the rocks in the valley;

Dr. Ghali
And (with) Tham‍d? who carved out the rocks in the valley,

Abdel Haleem
and the Thamud, who hewed into the rocks in the valley,

Quran 89 Verse 9 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Fajr ayat 9, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(89:9) And how did He deal with Thamud who hewed out rocks in the valley?[5]


5. The valley: Wad-il-Qura, where the Thamud carved out dwellings in the mountains, and probably in history they were the first people who started cutting out such buildings into the rocks. (For details, see (E.Ns 57, 59 of Surah Al- Aaraf); (E.N. 45 of Surah Al-Hijr);(E.Ns 95, 99 of Surah Ash- Shuara).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Fajr verse 9 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Fajr ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 14.

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