Surah Dhariyat Ayat 43 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 43
And in Thamud, when it was said to them, “Enjoy yourselves for a time.”
And in the Thamud (was another Sign): Behold, they were told, “Enjoy (your brief day) for a little while!”
There is also a Sign for you in (the story of) Thamud. They were told: “Enjoy yourselves for a while.”
And in Thamud (there is also a sign), when they were told: “Enjoy yourselves for a while!”
And in (the tribe of) Thamud (there is a portent) when it was told them: Take your ease awhile.
And (also there is a sign) in Thamûd as it was said to them, “Take your enjoyment for a while.”
And also in the Thamud: it was said to them, ‘Make the most of your lives for a while,’
Quran 51 Verse 43 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Dhariyat ayat 43, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(51:43) There is also a Sign for you in (the story of) Thamud. They were told: “Enjoy yourselves for a while.”
40. The commentators have disputed as to which respite it implies. Qatadah says that it alludes to that verse of Surah Houd in which it has been stated that when the Thamud killed the she camel of the Prophet Salih (peace be upon him), they were warned by Allah that they had three more days to enjoy life after which they would be overtaken by the torment. Contrary to this, Hasan Basri has expressed the opinion that this thing had been said by the Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) to his people in the beginning of his mission and by this he meant that if they would not adopt the way of repentance and faith, they would be granted a respite to enjoy life in the world only till an appointed time, and then they would be overtaken by the torment. The second of these two commentaries seems to be more correct, for the following verse (But they defied the command of their Lord) indicates that the respite being mentioned here had been given before the defiance and they committed it after the warning. On the contrary, the three days respite mentioned in Surah Houd had been given after the wicked people had committed the final defiance which became decisive in their case and sealed their doom forever afterwards.
The tafsir of Surah Ad-Dhariyat verse 43 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Dhariyat ayat 38 which provides the complete commentary from verse 38 through 46.
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