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Surah Hajj Ayat 48 in Arabic Text

وَكَأَيِّن مِّن قَرْيَةٍ أَمْلَيْتُ لَهَا وَهِىَ ظَالِمَةٌۭ ثُمَّ أَخَذْتُهَا وَإِلَىَّ ٱلْمَصِيرُ
Wa ka ayyim min qaryatin amlaitu lahaa wa hiya zaalimatun summa akhaztuhaa wa ilaiyal maseer (section 6)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 48

Sahih International
And for how many a city did I prolong enjoyment while it was committing wrong. Then I seized it, and to Me is the [final] destination.

Yusuf Ali
And to how many populations did I give respite, which were given to wrong-doing? in the end I punished them. To me is the destination (of all).

Abul Ala Maududi
How many towns did I respite at first though they were steeped in iniquity, and then I seized them! To Me are all destined to return.

Muhsin Khan
And many a township did I give respite while it was given to wrong-doing. Then (in the end) I seized it (with punishment). And to Me is the (final) return (of all).

Pickthall
And how many a township did I suffer long though it was sinful! Then I grasped it. Unto Me is the return.

Dr. Ghali
And (similarly) many a town I have reprieved, (while) it was unjust; thereafter I took it (away), and to Me is the Destiny.

Abdel Haleem
To many a town steeped in wrongdoing I gave more time and then struck them down: they all return to Me in the end.

Quran 22 Verse 48 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hajj ayat 48, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(22:48) How many towns did I respite at first though they were steeped in iniquity, and then I seized them! To Me are all destined to return.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Hajj verse 48 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hajj ayat 47 which provides the complete commentary from verse 47 through 48.

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