Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 137 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 137
This is not but the custom of the former peoples,
“This is no other than a customary device of the ancients,
This has been happening all along.
“This is no other than the false-tales and religion of the ancients, [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol. 19, Page 97]
This is but a fable of the men of old,
Decidedly this is nothing except the character of the earliest (people),
for we only do what our forefathers used to do:
Quran 26 Verse 137 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 137, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(26:137) This has been happening all along.
93. This can have two meanings. (1) Whatever we are doing is not new but has been happening from the time of our elders since centuries: they had the same creed, the same way of life, the same morality and the same kind of dealings and yet they remained unharmed and safe from every calamity. If there was any evil in this way of life, we should have met the doom with which you are threatening us. (2) The things you are preaching have also been preached and said before by religious maniacs and so-called moralists, but they could not change the ways of the world. It has never happened that the world suffered a disaster only because people refused to listen to preachers like you.
The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 137 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 136 which provides the complete commentary from verse 136 through 140.
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