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Surah Ash-Shams Ayat 14 in Arabic Text

فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَعَقَرُوهَا فَدَمْدَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ رَبُّهُم بِذَنۢبِهِمْ فَسَوَّىٰهَا
Fakazzaboohu fa’aqaroohaa fadamdama ‘alaihim Rabbuhum bizambihim fasaw waahaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 14

Sahih International
But they denied him and hamstrung her. So their Lord brought down upon them destruction for their sin and made it equal [upon all of them].

Yusuf Ali
Then they rejected him (as a false prophet), and they hamstrung her. So their Lord, on account of their crime, obliterated their traces and made them equal (in destruction, high and low)!

Abul Ala Maududi
But they rejected his statement as a lie and hamstrung the she-camel. For that crime their Lord rumbled down upon them, utterly razing them to the ground.

Muhsin Khan
Then they denied him and they killed it. So their Lord destroyed them because of their sin, and made them equal in destruction (i.e. all grades of people, rich and poor, strong and weak, etc.)!

Pickthall
But they denied him, and they hamstrung her, so Allah doomed them for their sin and rased (their dwellings).

Dr. Ghali
Yet they cried lies to him. So they hamstrung her; then their Lord devastated them for their guilty (deed), so He leveled it (i.e., destroyed the whole country).

Abdel Haleem
but they called him a liar and hamstrung her. Their Lord destroyed them for their crime and levelled them.

Quran 91 Verse 14 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shams ayat 14, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(91:14) But they rejected his statement as a lie and hamstrung the she-camel.[10] For that crime their Lord rumbled down upon them, utterly razing them to the ground.


10. According to (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayat 77), after they had killed the she-camel, the people of Thamud said to the Prophet Salih (peace be upon him): Bring the scourge with which you threatened us. And according to Surah Houd, Ayat 65, the Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) said to them: Well, you have only three more days to enjoy yourselves in your houses. This is a limit that will not prove false.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shams verse 14 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ash-Shams ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 15.

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