Surah Najm Ayat 50 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 50
And that He destroyed the first [people of] ‘Aad
And that it is He Who destroyed the (powerful) ancient ‘Ad (people),
that He it is Who destroyed the ancient ‘Ad,
And that it is He (Allah) Who destroyed the former ‘Ad (people),
And that He destroyed the former (tribe of) A’ad,
And that He caused to perish the earliest Aad,
that it was He who destroyed, in their entirety, ancient ‘Ad
Quran 53 Verse 50 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Najm ayat 50, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(53:50) that He it is Who destroyed the ancient ‘Ad,
45. Aad Ula signifies the ancient Aad to whom the Prophet Houd (peace be upon him) had been appointed as a Prophet. When those people were inflicted with the torment in consequence of denying the Prophet Houd (peace be upon him), only the believers escaped the punishment. Their descendants are called Aad Ukhra, or the latter Aad, in history.
The tafsir of Surah Tur verse 50 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tur ayat 42 which provides the complete commentary from verse 42 through 55.
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