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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 128 in Arabic Text

أَتَبْنُونَ بِكُلِّ رِيعٍ ءَايَةًۭ تَعْبَثُونَ
Atabnoona bikulli ree’in aayatan ta’basoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 128

Sahih International
Do you construct on every elevation a sign, amusing yourselves,

Yusuf Ali
“Do ye build a landmark on every high place to amuse yourselves?

Abul Ala Maududi
What, you build a monument on every hill merely for fun

Muhsin Khan
“Do you build high palaces on every high place, while you do not live in them?

Pickthall
Build ye on every high place a monument for vain delight?

Dr. Ghali
Do you build on every prominence a sign, sporting? (i.e., huge prominence inspiring fear)

Abdel Haleem
How can you be so vain that you set up monuments on every high place?

Quran 26 Verse 128 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 128, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:128) What, you build a monument on every hill merely for fun[90]


90. That is, you build grand buildings merely to show off your wealth and power, whereas they have no use and purpose except that they stand as monuments to your grandeur and glory.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 128 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 123 which provides the complete commentary from verse 123 through 135.

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