Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 56 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 56
And indeed, we are a cautious society… “
“But we are a multitude amply fore-warned.”
But we are a numerous host, ever on guard.”
“But we are host all assembled, amply fore-warned.”
And lo! we are a ready host.
And surely we are indeed all wary.”
and we are a large army, on the alert.’
اور یقیناً ہم بڑی جماعت ہیں ان سے چوکنا رہنے والے
Quran 26 Verse 56 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 56, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(26:56) But we are a numerous host, ever on guard.”
43. All this shows that Pharaoh in fact was terror-stricken, but was trying to hide his fear under cover of fearlessness. On the one hand, he was mobilizing forces to face the situation; and on the other hand, he wanted to show that he was undaunted and undeterred, for a despotic ruler like Pharaoh could have no danger from a suppressed and slave community which had been living in disgrace for centuries. That is why his heralds made the people believe that the Israelites were just a handful of people, who could do them no harm, but had to be punished for the provocation they had caused. As for mobilization it was only a precautionary measure which had been taken to meet any eventuality in time.
The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 56 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 52 which provides the complete commentary from verse 52 through 59.
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