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Surah Maryam Ayat 98 in Arabic Text

وَكَمْ أَهْلَكْنَا قَبْلَهُم مِّن قَرْنٍ هَلْ تُحِسُّ مِنْهُم مِّنْ أَحَدٍ أَوْ تَسْمَعُ لَهُمْ رِكْزًۢا
Wa kam ahlaknaa qabla hum min qarnin hal tuhissu minhum min ahadin aw tasma’u lahum rikzaa (section 6)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 98

Sahih International
And how many have We destroyed before them of generations? Do you perceive of them anyone or hear from them a sound?

Yusuf Ali
But how many (countless) generations before them have We destroyed? Canst thou find a single one of them (now) or hear (so much as) a whisper of them?

Abul Ala Maududi
How numerous are the peoples that We destroyed before them! Do you now perceive any one of them, or hear even their whisper?

Muhsin Khan
And how many a generation before them have We destroyed! Can you (O Muhammad SAW) find a single one of them or hear even a whisper of them?

Pickthall
And how many a generation before them have We destroyed! Canst thou (Muhammad) see a single man of them, or hear from them the slightest sound?

Dr. Ghali
And how many a generation We caused to perish before them! Do you perceive even so much as one of them or hear of them a murmur?

Abdel Haleem
How many generations We have destroyed before them! Do you perceive a single one of them now, or hear as much as a whisper?

Quran 19 Verse 98 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Maryam ayat 98, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(19:98) How numerous are the peoples that We destroyed before them! Do you now perceive any one of them, or hear even their whisper?


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maryam verse 98 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maryam ayat 96 which provides the complete commentary from verse 96 through 97.

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