Surah Al-Kahf Ayat 89 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 89
Then he followed a way
Then followed he (another) way,
Then he set out on another expedition
Then he followed another way,
Then he followed a road
Thereafter he followed up (another) means.
He travelled on;
Quran 18 Verse 89 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Kahf ayat 89, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(18:89) Then he set out on another expedition
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
89. Then he followed (another) way, 90. Until, when he came to the rising place of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We (Allah) had provided no shelter against the sun. 91. So (it was)! And We knew all about him (Dhul-Qarnayn).
Allah tells us that Dhul-Qarnayn then traveled from the west of the earth towards the east. Every time he passed a nation, he subjugated the people and called them to Allah. If they obeyed him, all well and good, otherwise he would humiliate them and take their wealth and possessions. From every nation he took what his armies needed to fight the next nation. When he reached the place where the sun rises, as Allah says,
(he found it rising on a people) meaning a nation,
(for whom We (Allah) had provided no shelter against the sun.) meaning, they had no buildings or trees to cover them and shade them from the heat of the sun. Qatadah said, “It was mentioned to us that they were in a land where nothing grew, so when the sun rose they would go into tunnels until it had passed its zenith, then they would come out to go about their daily lives and earn themselves a living.”
(So (it was)! And We knew all about him.) Mujahid and As-Suddi said, “This means that Allah knew everything about him and his army, and nothing was hidden from Him, even though they came from so many different nations and lands. For,
(Truly, nothing is hidden from Allah, in the earth or in the heaven.)﴿3:5﴾”
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