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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 171 in Arabic Text

إِلَّا عَجُوزًۭا فِى ٱلْغَـٰبِرِينَ
Illaa ‘ajoozan filghaabireen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 171

Sahih International
Except an old woman among those who remained behind.

Yusuf Ali
Except an old woman who lingered behind.

Abul Ala Maududi
except an old woman who was among those that stayed behind.

Muhsin Khan
Except an old woman (his wife) among those who remained behind.

Pickthall
Save an old woman among those who stayed behind.

Dr. Ghali
Except an old woman among the laggards.

Abdel Haleem
except for an old woman who stayed behind,

Quran 26 Verse 171 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 171, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:171) except an old woman who was among those that stayed behind.[113]


113. This refers to the Prophet Lot’s (peace be upon him) wife as stated in (verse 10 of Surah At-Tahrim) about the wives of Prophets Noah and Lot (peace be upon them): These two women were in the houses of Our two pious servants but they acted treacherously towards them. That is, they did not believe, and sided with the unbelievers instead of their righteous husbands. Therefore, when Allah decreed to send a torment on the people of Prophet Lot (peace be upon him), He commanded the Prophet Lot (peace be upon him) to leave the place along with his people but to leave his wife behind: So depart from here with the people of your household in the last hours of the night. And look here: none of you should turn round to look behind; but your wife (who will not accompany you) shall meet the same doom as they. (Surah Houd, Ayat 81).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 171 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 165 which provides the complete commentary from verse 165 through 175.

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