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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 139 in Arabic Text

فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَأَهْلَكْنَـٰهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَـَٔايَةًۭ ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
Fakazzaboohu fa ahlaknaahum; inna fee zaalika la aayah; wa maa kaana aksaruhum mu’mineen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 139

Sahih International
And they denied him, so We destroyed them. Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.

Yusuf Ali
So they rejected him, and We destroyed them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

Abul Ala Maududi
Eventually they gave the lie to him and We destroyed them. Surely there is a Sign in this, but most of them would not believe.

Muhsin Khan
So they belied him, and We destroyed them. Verily! In this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

Pickthall
And they denied him; therefor We destroyed them. Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

Dr. Ghali
So they cried him lies, then We caused them to perish. Surely in that is indeed a sign; and in no way were most of them believers,

Abdel Haleem
They denounced him as a liar, and so We destroyed them. There truly is a sign in this, though most of them do not believe:

Quran 26 Verse 139 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 139, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:139) Eventually they gave the lie to him and We destroyed them.[94] Surely there is a Sign in this, but most of them would not believe.


94. According to the Quran, the people of Aad were destroyed by a violent windstorm. When they saw it advancing towards their valleys, they rejoiced with the hope that those were dense clouds which would bring much rain for them, but in reality it was Allah’s scourge. The windstorm continued to rage for eight days and seven nights and destroyed everything. The people were swept away like straw and everything on which the hot, dry wind blew was left rotting. The storm did not abate until the last man of the wicked tribe had met his doom. Only ruins of their habitations remained to tell the tale of their terrible fate, and today even the ruins have become extinct. The whole territory of Ahqaf has turned into dreadful desert dunes. For details, see (E.N. 25 of Surah Al-Ahqaf).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 139 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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