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Surah Al-Kahf Ayat 12 in Arabic Text

ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَـٰهُمْ لِنَعْلَمَ أَىُّ ٱلْحِزْبَيْنِ أَحْصَىٰ لِمَا لَبِثُوٓا۟ أَمَدًۭا
Summa ba’asnaahum lina’lama ayyul hizbaini ahsaa limaa labisooo amadaa (section 1)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 12

Sahih International
Then We awakened them that We might show which of the two factions was most precise in calculating what [extent] they had remained in time.

Yusuf Ali
Then We roused them, in order to test which of the two parties was best at calculating the term of years they had tarried!

Abul Ala Maududi
and then roused them so that We might see which of the two parties could best tell the length of their stay.

Muhsin Khan
Then We raised them up (from their sleep), that We might test which of the two parties was best at calculating the time period that they had tarried.

Pickthall
And afterward We raised them up that We might know which of the two parties would best calculate the time that they had tarried.

Dr. Ghali
Thereafter We made them to rise again that We might know whichever of the two parties would best enumerate the span they had lingered.

Abdel Haleem
Then We woke them so that We could make clear which of the two parties was better able to work out how long they had been there.

Quran 18 Verse 12 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Kahf ayat 12, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(18:12) and then roused them so that We might see which of the two parties could best tell the length of their stay.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Kahf verse 12 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Kahf ayat 9 which provides the complete commentary from verse 9 through 12.

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