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Surah Fussilat Ayat 17 in Arabic Text

وَأَمَّا ثَمُودُ فَهَدَيْنَـٰهُمْ فَٱسْتَحَبُّوا۟ ٱلْعَمَىٰ عَلَى ٱلْهُدَىٰ فَأَخَذَتْهُمْ صَـٰعِقَةُ ٱلْعَذَابِ ٱلْهُونِ بِمَا كَانُوا۟ يَكْسِبُونَ
Wa ammaa Samoodu fahadinaahum fastahabbul ‘ama ‘alal huda fa akhazathum saa’iqatul ‘azaabil hooni bimaa kaanoo yaksiboon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 17

Sahih International
And as for Thamud, We guided them, but they preferred blindness over guidance, so the thunderbolt of humiliating punishment seized them for what they used to earn.

Yusuf Ali
As to the Thamud, We gave them Guidance, but they preferred blindness (of heart) to Guidance: so the stunning Punishment of humiliation seized them, because of what they had earned.

Abul Ala Maududi
As for Thamud, We bestowed guidance upon them, but they preferred to remain blind rather than be guided. At last a humiliating scourge overtook them on account of their misdeeds.

Muhsin Khan
And as for Thamud, We showed and made clear to them the Path of Truth (Islamic Monotheism) through Our Messenger, (i.e. showed them the way of success), but they preferred blindness to guidance, so the Sa’iqah (a destructive awful cry, torment, hit, a thunderbolt) of disgracing torment seized them, because of what they used to earn.

Pickthall
And as for Thamud, We gave them guidance, but they preferred blindness to the guidance, so the bolt of the doom of humiliation overtook them because of what they used to earn.

Dr. Ghali
And as for Thamû‍d, so We guided them, yet they showed love for blindness above guidance; so the (stunning) thunderbolt of the torment of degradation took them (away) for whatever they used to earn.

Abdel Haleem
As for Thamud, We gave them guidance but they preferred blindness, so they were struck by a blast of humiliating punishment for their misdeeds.

Quran 41 Verse 17 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Fussilat ayat 17, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(41:17) As for Thamud, We bestowed guidance upon them, but they preferred to remain blind rather than be guided. At last a humiliating scourge overtook them on account of their misdeeds.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Fussilat verse 17 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Fussilat ayat 13 which provides the complete commentary from verse 13 through 19.

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