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Surah Haqqah Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

فَأَمَّا ثَمُودُ فَأُهْلِكُوا۟ بِٱلطَّاغِيَةِ
Fa-ammaa Samoodu fa uhlikoo bittaaghiyah

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
So as for Thamud, they were destroyed by the overpowering [blast].

Yusuf Ali
But the Thamud,- they were destroyed by a terrible Storm of thunder and lightning!

Abul Ala Maududi
Then the Thamud were destroyed by an awesome upheaval;

Muhsin Khan
As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the awful cry!

Pickthall
As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the lightning.

Dr. Ghali
So, as for Tham‍d, they were made to perish by the inordinate (storm);

Abdel Haleem
Thamud was destroyed by a deafening blast;

Quran 69 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Haqqah 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

(69:5) Then the Thamud were destroyed by an awesome upheaval;[5]


5. In Surah (Al-Aaraf, Ayat 78), it has been called ar-rajfah (a terrible earthquake); in (Surah Houd, Ayat 67) as-sayhah (a violent blast); in (Surah HaMim As-Sajdah, Ayat 17), it has been said: They were overtaken by saiqa-tul-adhab (a humiliating scourge); and here the same punishment has been described as at-taghiyah (a violent catastrophe). These words describe different aspects of the same calamity.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Haqqah verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Haqqah ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 12.

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