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Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 78 in Arabic Text

وَإِن كَانَ أَصْحَـٰبُ ٱلْأَيْكَةِ لَظَـٰلِمِينَ
Wa in kaana Ashaabul Aikati lazaalimeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 78

Sahih International
And the companions of the thicket were [also] wrongdoers.

Yusuf Ali
And the Companions of the Wood were also wrong-doers;

Abul Ala Maududi
And the people of Aykah were also wrong-doers.

Muhsin Khan
And the dwellers in the wood [i.e. the people of Madyan (Midian) to whom Prophet Shu’aib was sent by Allah), were also Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.).

Pickthall
And the dwellers in the wood indeed were evil-doers.

Dr. Ghali
And decidedly the companions of the Thicket (i.e., the dwellers of Madyan) were indeed unjust.

Abdel Haleem
The forest-dwellers, too, were wrongdoers

Quran 15 Verse 78 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Hijr ayat 78, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(15:78) And the people of Aykah were also wrong-doers.[43]


43. The people of Al-Aikah were the community of Prophet Shuaib (peace be upon him) and were called Midianites after the name of their capital city and their territory. As regards Al-Aikah, it was the ancient name of Tabuk and literally means a thick forest.

Ala-Maududi

(15:78) And the people of Aykah were also wrong-doers.[43]


43. The people of Al-Aikah were the community of Prophet Shuaib (peace be upon him) and were called Midianites after the name of their capital city and their territory. As regards Al-Aikah, it was the ancient name of Tabuk and literally means a thick forest.

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