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Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 76 in Arabic Text

وَإِنَّهَا لَبِسَبِيلٍۢ مُّقِيمٍ
Wa innahaa labi sabeelim muqeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 76

Sahih International
And indeed, those cities are [situated] on an established road.

Yusuf Ali
And the (cities were) right on the high-road.

Abul Ala Maududi
The place (where this occurred) lies along a known route.

Muhsin Khan
And verily! They (the cities) were right on the highroad (from Makkah to Syria i.e. the place where the Dead Sea is now).

Pickthall
And lo! it is upon a road still uneffaced.

Dr. Ghali
And surely it is indeed on a way that still exists.

Abdel Haleem
it is still there on the highway-

Quran 15 Verse 76 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Hijr ayat 76, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(15:76) The place (where this occurred) lies along a known route.[42]


42. That is, that smitten territory lies on the high road from Hijaz (Arabia) to Syria and Egypt. Travelers come across these signs of destruction which are very prominent in the territory that lies to the southeast of the Dead Sea. The geographers are of the opinion that there is no other land on the surface of the Earth which looks desolate as this territory, especially its southern part.

Ala-Maududi

(15:76) The place (where this occurred) lies along a known route.[42]


42. That is, that smitten territory lies on the high road from Hijaz (Arabia) to Syria and Egypt. Travelers come across these signs of destruction which are very prominent in the territory that lies to the southeast of the Dead Sea. The geographers are of the opinion that there is no other land on the surface of the Earth which looks desolate as this territory, especially its southern part.

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