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Surah Ghafir Ayat 31 in Arabic Text

مِثْلَ دَأْبِ قَوْمِ نُوحٍۢ وَعَادٍۢ وَثَمُودَ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِنۢ بَعْدِهِمْ ۚ وَمَا ٱللَّهُ يُرِيدُ ظُلْمًۭا لِّلْعِبَادِ
Misla daabi qawmi Noohinw wa ‘aadinw wa Samooda wallazeena mim ba’dihim; wa mal laahu yureedu zulmal lil’ibaad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 31

Sahih International
Like the custom of the people of Noah and of ‘Aad and Thamud and those after them. And Allah wants no injustice for [His] servants.

Yusuf Ali
“Something like the fate of the People of Noah, the ‘Ad, and the Thamud, and those who came after them: but Allah never wishes injustice to his Servants.

Abul Ala Maududi
like the day that overtook the people of Noah and Ad and Thamud, and those who came after them. Allah does not wish to subject His servants to any injustice.

Muhsin Khan
“Like the fate of the people of Nuh (Noah), and ‘Ad, and Thamud and those who came after them. And Allah wills no injustice for (His) slaves.

Pickthall
A plight like that of Noah’s folk, and A’ad and Thamud, and those after them, and Allah willeth no injustice for (His) slaves.

Dr. Ghali
The like of the steadfast manner of the people of Nû‍h, (Noah) and cهd, and Thamû‍d and the ones even after them; and in no way does Allah will an injustice for (His) bondmen.

Abdel Haleem
the fate of the people of Noah, Ad, Thamud, and those who came after them- God never wills injustice on His creatures.

Quran 40 Verse 31 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ghafir ayat 31, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(40:31) like the day that overtook the people of Noah and Ad and Thamud, and those who came after them. Allah does not wish to subject His servants to any injustice.[50]


50. That is, Allah has no enmity with His servants that He should destroy them without any reason. He sends calamities upon them only when they have transgressed all limits, and sending the torment then is the very demand of justice.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Muminun verse 31 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 30 which provides the complete commentary from verse 30 through 35.

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