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Surah Qamar Ayat 31 in Arabic Text

إِنَّآ أَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ صَيْحَةًۭ وَٰحِدَةًۭ فَكَانُوا۟ كَهَشِيمِ ٱلْمُحْتَظِرِ
Innaaa arsalnaa ‘alaihim saihatanw waahidatan fakaanoo kahasheemil muhtazir

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 31

Sahih International
Indeed, We sent upon them one blast from the sky, and they became like the dry twig fragments of an [animal] pen.

Yusuf Ali
For We sent against them a single Mighty Blast, and they became like the dry stubble used by one who pens cattle.

Abul Ala Maududi
Behold, We sent a single Blast against them, and they became like the trampled twigs of a sheep pen-builder.

Muhsin Khan
Verily, We sent against them a single Saihah (torment – awful cry, etc.), and they became like the dry stubble of a fold-builder.

Pickthall
Lo! We sent upon them one Shout, and they became as the dry twigs (rejected by) the builder of a cattle-fold.

Dr. Ghali
Surely We sent against them one Shout; so they were as the chaff of a pen-builder.

Abdel Haleem
We released a single mighty blast against them and they ended up like a fencemaker’s dry sticks.

Quran 54 Verse 31 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qamar ayat 31, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(54:31) Behold, We sent a single Blast against them, and they became like the trampled twigs of a sheep pen-builder.[21]


21. The crushed and rotten bodies of the people of Thamud have been compared to the trampled and trodden twigs and pieces of bush lying around an enclosure for cattle.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qamar verse 31 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qamar ayat 23 which provides the complete commentary from verse 23 through 32.

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