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Surah Mulk Ayat 18 in Arabic Text

وَلَقَدْ كَذَّبَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ فَكَيْفَ كَانَ نَكِيرِ
Wa laqad kazzabal lazeena min qablihim fakaifa kaana nakeer

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 18

Sahih International
And already had those before them denied, and how [terrible] was My reproach.

Yusuf Ali
But indeed men before them rejected (My warning): then how (terrible) was My rejection (of them)?

Abul Ala Maududi
Those who came before them also gave the lie (to the Messengers): then how awesome was My chastisement!

Muhsin Khan
And indeed those before them belied (the Messengers of Allah), then how terrible was My denial (punishment)?

Pickthall
And verily those before them denied, then (see) the manner of My wrath (with them)!

Dr. Ghali
And indeed the ones even before them already cried lies; then how was My disclaiming!

Abdel Haleem
Those who went before them also disbelieved- how terrible was My condemnation!

Quran 67 Verse 18 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mulk ayat 18, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(67:18) Those who came before them also gave the lie (to the Messengers): then how awesome was My chastisement![28]


28. The allusion is to the communities who had belied the Messengers, who had come to them previously and consequently been afflicted with divine punishment.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Mulk verse 18 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Mulk ayat 16 which provides the complete commentary from verse 16 through 19.

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