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Surah Hud Ayat 100 in Arabic Text

ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ أَنۢبَآءِ ٱلْقُرَىٰ نَقُصُّهُۥ عَلَيْكَ ۖ مِنْهَا قَآئِمٌۭ وَحَصِيدٌۭ
Zaalika min ambaaa’il quraa naqussuhoo ‘alaika minhaa qaaa’imunw wa haseed

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 100

Sahih International
That is from the news of the cities, which We relate to you; of them, some are [still] standing and some are [as] a harvest [mowed down].

Yusuf Ali
These are some of the stories of communities which We relate unto thee: of them some are standing, and some have been mown down (by the sickle of time).

Abul Ala Maududi
That is an account of some towns which We recount to you. Of them some are still standing and some have been mown down.

Muhsin Khan
These are some of the news of the (population of) towns which We relate unto you (O Muhammad SAW); of them, some are standing, and some have been (already) reaped.

Pickthall
That is (something) of the tidings of the townships (which were destroyed of old). We relate it unto thee (Muhammad). Some of them are standing and some (already) reaped.

Dr. Ghali
That is of the tidings of the towns We narrate to you; (some) of them are (still) upright, and (some) mown down.

Abdel Haleem
We relate to you [Muhammad] such accounts of earlier towns: some of them are still standing; some have been mown down;

Quran 11 Verse 100 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hud ayat 100, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(11:100) That is an account of some towns which We recount to you. Of them some are still standing and some have been mown down.


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

Ibn-Kathir

100. That is some of the news of the (population of) towns which We relate unto you; of them, some are (still) standing, and some have been (already) reaped. 101. We wronged them not, but they wronged themselves. So their gods whom they call upon besides Allah, profited them naught when there came the command of your Lord, nor did they add aught to them but destruction.


The Lesson taken from the Destroyed Towns

When Allah mentioned the story of the Prophets and what happened with them and their nations — how He destroyed the disbelievers and saved the believers — He goes on to say,

﴿ذَلِكَ مِنْ أَنْبَآءِ الْقُرَى﴾

(That is some of the news of the (population of ) towns) meaning, news of them

﴿نَقُصُّهُ عَلَيْكَ مِنْهَا قَآئِمٌ﴾

(which We relate unto you; of them, some are (still) standing,) This means still remaining.

﴿وَحَصِيدٌ﴾

(and some have been (already) reaped.) This means totally destroyed.

﴿وَمَا ظَلَمْنَـهُمْ﴾

(We wronged them not,) This means, “When We destroyed them.”

﴿وَلَـكِن ظَلَمُواْ أَنفُسَهُمْ﴾

(but they wronged themselves.) their rejecting their Messengers and disbelieving in them.

﴿فَمَا أَغْنَتْ عَنْهُمْ ءَالِهَتَهُمُ﴾

(So their gods, profited them ﴿not﴾…) This is referring to their idols that they used to worship and invoke.

﴿مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ مِن شَىْءٍ﴾

(other than Allah naught) the idols did not benefit them, nor did they save them when Allah’s com- mand came for their destruction.

﴿وَمَا زَادُوهُمْ غَيْرَ تَتْبِيبٍ﴾

(nor did they add aught to them but destruction.) Mujahid, Qatadah and others said, “This means loss. Because the reason for their destruction and their ruin was that they followed those false gods. Therefore, they were losers in this life and the Hereafter.”

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