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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 59 in Arabic Text

كَذَٰلِكَ وَأَوْرَثْنَـٰهَا بَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ
Kazaalika wa awrasnaahaa Baneee Israaa’eel

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 59

Sahih International
Thus. And We caused to inherit it the Children of Israel.

Yusuf Ali
Thus it was, but We made the Children of Israel inheritors of such things.

Abul Ala Maududi
This happened with them; (but on the other hand), We enabled the Children of Israel to inherit those bounties.

Muhsin Khan
Thus [We turned them (Pharaoh’s people) out] and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit them.

Pickthall
Thus (were those things taken from them) and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit them.

Dr. Ghali
Thus, We gave them as an inheritance to the Seeds (Or: sons) of Israel).

Abdel Haleem
We gave [such] things [later]to the Children of Israel.

Quran 26 Verse 59 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 59, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:59) This happened with them; (but on the other hand), We enabled the Children of Israel to inherit those bounties.[45]


45. Some commentators have interpreted this verse to mean that Allah made the Children of Israel to inherit the gardens, water-springs, treasure-houses and fine dwellings vacated and left behind by Pharaoh and his people. This would inevitably mean that after the drowning of Pharaoh, the Israelites returned to Egypt and took possession of the wealth and properties of Pharaoh’s people. This interpretation, however, is neither supported by history nor by other verses of the Quran. The relevant verses of Surahs Al-Baqarah, Al-Maidah, Al-Aaraf and TaHa confirm that after the destruction of Pharaoh in the sea, the Israelites did not return to Egypt but proceeded towards their destination (Palestine) and then, till the time of Prophet David (973-1013 B.C.) all the major events of their history took place in the lands which are now known as the Sinai Peninsula, northern Arabia, Transjordan and Palestine. As such, in our opinion the verses mean this: On the one hand, Allah deprived the people of Pharaoh of their wealth, possessions and grandeur, and on the other hand, He bestowed the same on the Children of Israel in Palestine, and not in Egypt. This same meaning is borne out by( verses 136-137 of Surah A1-Aaraf): Then We took Our vengeance on them and drowned them in the sea because they had treated Our signs as false and grown heedless of them. And after them We gave as heritage to those who had been abased and kept low, the eastern and the western parts of that land, which had been blessed bountifully by Us. The epithet of the blessed land has generally been used for Palestine in the Quran as in (Surah Bani Israil, Ayat 1); (Surah Al-Anbiya, Ayats 71-81); and (Surah Saba, Ayat 18).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 59 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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