Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 146 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 146
Will you be left in what is here, secure [from death],
“Will ye be left secure, in (the enjoyment of) all that ye have here?-
Do you believe that you will be left here to live securely in the present state
“Will you be left secure in that which you have here?
Will ye be left secure in that which is here before us,
Will you be left secure in what you have here now,
[Do you think] you will be left secure for ever in what you have here-
Quran 26 Verse 146 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 146, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(26:146) Do you believe that you will be left here to live securely in the present state
97. That is, do you consider that your life of indulgence and pleasure is everlasting, and you will never be asked to account for Allah’s favors to you and for your own misdeeds?
146. “Will you be left secure in that which you have here” 147. “In gardens and springs.” 148. “And crops and date palms with soft clusters.” 149. “And you hew out in the mountains, houses with great skill.” 150. “So, have Taqwa of Allah, and obey me.” 151. “And follow not the command of the extravagant,” 152. Who make mischief in the land, and reform not.”
They enjoyed Salih preached to them, warning them that the punishment of Allah could overtake them and reminding them of the blessings that Allah had bestowed upon them, by giving them ample provision and making them safe from all kinds of dangers, giving them gardens and flowing springs, and bringing forth for them crops and fruits.
(and date palms with soft clusters.) Al-`Awfi narrated from Ibn `Abbas, “Ripe and rich.” `Ali bin Abi Talhah narrated from Ibn `Abbas that this meant growing luxuriantly. Isma`il bin Abi Khalid narrated from `Amr bin Abi `Amr — who met the Companions — from Ibn `Abbas that this means, “When it becomes ripe and soft.” This was narrated by Ibn Abi Hatim, then he said: “And something similar was narrated from Abu Salih.”
(And you hew out in the mountains, houses with great skill.) Ibn `Abbas and others said, “With great skill.” According to another report from him: “They were greedy and extravagant.” This was the view of Mujahid and another group. There is no contradiction between the two views, because they built the houses which they carved in the mountains as a form of extravagant play, with no need for them as dwelling places. They were highly skilled in the arts of masonry and stone-carving, as is well known to anyone who has seen their structures. So, Salih said to them:
(So, have Taqwa of Allah, and obey me.) Pay attention to that which could benefit you in this world and the Hereafter; worshipping your Lord Who created you, who granted you provisions so that you could worship Him alone and glorify Him morning and evening.
(And follow not the command of the extravagant, who make mischief in the land, and reform not.) meaning, their chiefs and leaders, who called them to Shirk, disbelief and opposition to the truth.
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