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Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 79 in Arabic Text

فَٱنتَقَمْنَا مِنْهُمْ وَإِنَّهُمَا لَبِإِمَامٍۢ مُّبِينٍۢ
Fantaqamnaa minhum wa innahumaa labi imaamim mubeen (section 5)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 79

Sahih International
So We took retribution from them, and indeed, both [cities] are on a clear highway.

Yusuf Ali
So We exacted retribution from them. They were both on an open highway, plain to see.

Abul Ala Maududi
So We chastised them. The desolate locations of both communities lie on a well-known highway.

Muhsin Khan
So, We took vengeance on them. They are both on an open highway, plain to see.

Pickthall
So we took vengeance on them; and lo! they both are on a high-road plain to see.

Dr. Ghali
So We took vengeance on them; and surely the two of them were indeed on an evident record (or: register, literally:Imam).

Abdel Haleem
and We took retribution on them; both are still there on the highway, plain for all to see.

Quran 15 Verse 79 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Hijr ayat 79, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(15:79) So We chastised them. The desolate locations of both communities lie on a well-known highway.[44]


44. Midian lay on the route from Hijaz to Palestine and Syria.

Ala-Maududi

(15:79) So We chastised them. The desolate locations of both communities lie on a well-known highway.[44]


44. Midian lay on the route from Hijaz to Palestine and Syria.

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