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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 152 in Arabic Text

ٱلَّذِينَ يُفْسِدُونَ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَا يُصْلِحُونَ
Allazeena yufsidoona fil ardi wa laa yuslihoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 152

Sahih International
Who cause corruption in the land and do not amend.”

Yusuf Ali
“Who make mischief in the land, and mend not (their ways).”

Abul Ala Maududi
and spread mischief in the land rather than set things right.”

Muhsin Khan
“Who make mischief in the land, and reform not.”

Pickthall
Who spread corruption in the earth, and reform not.

Dr. Ghali
Who corrupt in the earth, and do not act righteously.”

Abdel Haleem
and who spread corruption in the land instead of doing what is right.’

Quran 26 Verse 152 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 152, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:152) and spread mischief in the land rather than set things right.”[100]


100. That is, you should give up obedience to your chiefs, guides and rulers under whose leadership you are following an evil way of life. These people have transgressed all bounds of morality: they cannot bring about any reforms and they will corrupt every system of life that they adopt. The only way for you towards success and well-being is that you should inculcate fear of God, give up obedience to the misguided and obey me, because I am God’s Messenger. You are fully aware of my honesty and integrity. I have no personal interest and motive for undertaking the work of reform. This was in short the manifesto which Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) presented before his people. It not only contained the religious message but invitation to cultural, moral and political revolution as well.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 152 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 146 which provides the complete commentary from verse 146 through 152.

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