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Surah Maryam Ayat 74 in Arabic Text

وَكَمْ أَهْلَكْنَا قَبْلَهُم مِّن قَرْنٍ هُمْ أَحْسَنُ أَثَـٰثًۭا وَرِءْيًۭا
Wa kam ahlaknaa qablahum min qarnin hum ahsanu asaasanw wa ri’yaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 74

Sahih International
And how many a generation have We destroyed before them who were better in possessions and [outward] appearance?

Yusuf Ali
But how many (countless) generations before them have we destroyed, who were even better in equipment and in glitter to the eye?

Abul Ala Maududi
How numerous are the peoples We destroyed before them – those that were more resourceful and grander in outward appearance!

Muhsin Khan
And how many a generation (past nations) have We destroyed before them, who were better in wealth, goods and outward appearance?

Pickthall
How many a generation have We destroyed before them, who were more imposing in respect of gear and outward seeming!

Dr. Ghali
And how many a generation We caused to perish before them. They were fairer in furnishings and outward show!

Abdel Haleem
We have destroyed many a generation before them who surpassed them in riches and outward glitter!

Quran 19 Verse 74 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Maryam ayat 74, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(19:74) How numerous are the peoples We destroyed before them – those that were more resourceful and grander in outward appearance!


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maryam verse 74 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maryam ayat 73 which provides the complete commentary from verse 73 through 74.

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