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Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

مَّا تَسْبِقُ مِنْ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلَهَا وَمَا يَسْتَـْٔخِرُونَ
Maa tasbiqu min ummatin ajalahaa wa maa yastaakhiroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
No nation will precede its term, nor will they remain thereafter.

Yusuf Ali
Neither can a people anticipate its term, nor delay it.

Abul Ala Maududi
No people can outstrip the term for its destruction nor can it delay it.

Muhsin Khan
No nation can anticipate its term, nor delay it.

Pickthall
No nation can outstrip its term nor can they lag behind.

Dr. Ghali
In no way can any nation outstrip its term, and in no way will they (be able) to postpone it.

Abdel Haleem
no community can bring its time forward, nor delay it.

Quran 15 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Hijr 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

(15:5) No people can outstrip the term for its destruction nor can it delay it.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Hijr verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hijr ayat 4 which provides the complete commentary from verse 4 through 5.

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