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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 157 in Arabic Text

فَعَقَرُوهَا فَأَصْبَحُوا۟ نَـٰدِمِينَ
Fa’aqaroohaa fa asbahoo naadimeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 157

Sahih International
But they hamstrung her and so became regretful.

Yusuf Ali
But they ham-strung her: then did they become full of regrets.

Abul Ala Maududi
But they hamstrung her and then regretted it.

Muhsin Khan
But they killed her, and then they became regretful.

Pickthall
But they hamstrung her, and then were penitent.

Dr. Ghali
Yet they hamstrung her, (and) so they became remorseful.

Abdel Haleem
But they hamstrung her. In the morning they had cause to regret it:

Quran 26 Verse 157 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 157, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:157) But they hamstrung her[105] and then regretted it.


105. This does not mean that as soon as they heard the challenge, they attacked the she-camel at once and hamstrung her. Actually, when the she-camel became a problem for the whole nation, the hearts of the people were filled with rage, and they began to hold lengthy consultations as to how to get rid of her. At last, a haughty chief undertook the task of putting an end to her, as mentioned in Surah Ash-Shams thus: When arose the most villainous of the people (verse 12), and in Surah Al-Qamar thus: They appealed to their companion; so he took up the responsibility and hamstrung her. (verse 29).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 157 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 153 which provides the complete commentary from verse 153 through 159.

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