Surah Mu’minun Ayat 42 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 42
Then We produced after them other generations.
Then We raised after them other generations.
Then, after them, We brought forth other generations.
Then, after them, We created other generations.
Then after them We brought forth other generations.
Thereafter even after them, We brought into being other generations.
We raised other generations after them-
ان کے بعد ہم نے اور بھی بہت سی امتیں پیدا کیں
Quran 23 Verse 42 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 42, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(23:42) Then, after them, We brought forth other generations.
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
42. Then, after them, We created other generations. 43. No nation can advance their term, nor can they delay it. 44. Then We sent Our Messengers in succession. Every time there came to a nation their Messenger, they denied him; so, We made them follow one another, and We made them as Ahadith. So, away with a people who believe not!
(Then, after them, We created other generations.) meaning, nations and peoples.
(No nation can advance their term, nor can they delay it.) means, they are taken at the appropriate time, as decreed by Allah in His Book that is preserved with Him, before they were created, nation after nation, century after century, generation after generation, successors after predecessors.
(Then We sent Our Messengers in succession.) Ibn `Abbas said, “(This means) following one another in succession.” This is like the Ayah:
(And verily, We have sent among every Ummah a Messenger (proclaiming): “Worship Allah, and avoid Taghut (all false deities).” Then of them were some whom Allah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified) ﴿16:36﴾.
(Every time there came to a nation their Messenger, they denied him;) meaning the greater majority of them. This is like the Ayah:
(Alas for mankind! There never came a Messenger to them but they used to mock at him.) ﴿36:30﴾
(so We made them follow one another,) means, `We destroyed them,’ as Allah says:
(And how many generations have We destroyed after Nuh!) ﴿17:17﴾
(and We made them as Ahadith) meaning, stories and lessons for mankind, as Allah says elsewhere:
(so, We made them as tales (in the land), and We dispersed them all totally) ﴿34:19﴾.
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