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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 158 in Arabic Text

فَأَخَذَهُمُ ٱلْعَذَابُ ۗ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَـَٔايَةًۭ ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
Fa akhazahumul ‘azaab; inna fee zaalika la Aayah; wa maa kaana aksaruhum mu’mineen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 158

Sahih International
And the punishment seized them. Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.

Yusuf Ali
But the Penalty seized them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

Abul Ala Maududi
So the chastisement seized them. Surely there is a Sign in this, but most of them would not believe.

Muhsin Khan
So the torment overtook them. Verily, in this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

Pickthall
So the retribution came on them. Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

Dr. Ghali
Then the torment took them (away). Surely in that is indeed a sign, and in no way were most of them believers.

Abdel Haleem
the punishment fell upon them. There truly is a sign in this, though most of them will not believe:

Quran 26 Verse 158 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 158, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:158) So the chastisement seized them.[106] Surely there is a Sign in this, but most of them would not believe.


106. As stated at other places in the Quran, when the shecamel was killed, Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) declared: You have only three more days to enjoy yourselves in your houses. (Surah Houd, Ayat 65). When this time limit came to an end, a shocking explosion took place in the night at about dawn, followed by a violent earthquake, which destroyed the whole nation completely. In the morning their dead bodies lay scattered here and there like dry pieces of bush trampled down by animals around an enclosure. Neither their stony castles nor their rock-hewn caves could protect them against the calamity. We sent against them a single blast and they became as the trampled twigs of the fence of a fold-builder. (Surah Al- Qamar, Ayat 31). Consequently a shocking catastrophe overtook them and they lay lifeless in their dwellings. (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayat 78). At last a violent blast overtook them with the approach of the morning, and all that they had achieved proved of no avail to them. (Surah Al-Hijr, Ayat 83, 84).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 158 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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