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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 141 in Arabic Text

كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
Kazzabat Samoodul mursaleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 141

Sahih International
Thamud denied the messengers

Yusuf Ali
The Thamud (people) rejected the messengers.

Abul Ala Maududi
The Thamud gave the lie to the Messengers.

Muhsin Khan
Thamud (people) belied the Messenger.

Pickthall
(The tribe of) Thamud denied the messengers (of Allah)

Dr. Ghali
Thamû‍d cried lies to the Emissaries,

Abdel Haleem
The people of Thamud, too, called the messengers liars.

Quran 26 Verse 141 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 141, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:141) The Thamud gave the lie to the Messengers.[95]


95. For comparison, see (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayats 73-79); (Surah Hud, Ayats 61-68); (Surah Al-Hijr, Ayats 80-84); (Surah Bani Israil, Ayat 59); and for further details, see (Surah An-Naml, Ayats 45-53); (Surah Az-Zariyat, Ayats 43- 45); (Surah Al-Qamar, Ayats 23-31); (Surah AI-Haqqah, Ayats 4-5); (Surah Al-Fajr, Ayat 9); and (Surah Ash-Shams, Ayat 11).

Thamud achieved power and glory after the destruction of Aad and as far as progress in civilization is concerned, they followed in the footsteps of their predecessors. In their case, too, the standards of living went on rising higher and higher and the standards of humanity continued to fall lower and lower, suffering one deterioration after the other. On the one hand, they erected large edifices on the plains and hewed beautiful houses out of the hills like those in the caves of Ellora and Ajanta in India, and on the other hand, they became addicted to idol-worship and the land was filled with tyranny and oppression. The worst men became leaders and rulers in the land. As such, Prophet Salih’s (peace be upon him) message of truth only appealed to the weak people belonging to the lower social strata and the people of the upper classes refused to believe in him.

Ibn-Kathir

141. Thamud denied the Messengers. 142. When their brother Salih said to them: “Will you not have Taqwa” 143. “I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.” 144. “So, have Taqwa of Allah, and obey me.” 145. “No reward do I ask of you for it; my reward is only from the Lord of Al-`Alamin.”


Salih and the People of Thamud

Here Allah tells us about His servant and Messenger Salih, whom He sent to his people Thamud. They were Arabs living in the city of Al-Hijr — which is between Wadi Al-Qura and Greater Syria. Their location is well known. In our explanation of Surat Al-A`raf, we mentioned the Hadiths which tell how the Messenger of Allah passed by their dwelling place when he wanted to launch a raid on Syria. He went as far as Tabuk, then he went back to Al-Madinah to prepare himself for the campaign. Thamud came after `Ad and before Ibrahim, peace be upon him. Their Prophet Salih called them to Allah, to worship Him alone with no partner or associate, and to obey whatever commands were conveyed to them, but they refused, rejecting him and opposing him. He told them that he did not seek any reward from them for his call to them, but that he would seek the reward for that with Allah. Then he reminded them of the blessings of Allah.

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