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Surah Najm Ayat 50 in Arabic Text

وَأَنَّهُۥٓ أَهْلَكَ عَادًا ٱلْأُولَىٰ
Wa annahooo ahlak a ‘Aadanil oolaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 50

Sahih International
And that He destroyed the first [people of] ‘Aad

Yusuf Ali
And that it is He Who destroyed the (powerful) ancient ‘Ad (people),

Abul Ala Maududi
that He it is Who destroyed the ancient ‘Ad,

Muhsin Khan
And that it is He (Allah) Who destroyed the former ‘Ad (people),

Pickthall
And that He destroyed the former (tribe of) A’ad,

Dr. Ghali
And that He caused to perish the earliest Aad,

Abdel Haleem
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.

Ala-Maududi

(53:50) that He it is Who destroyed the ancient ‘Ad,[45]


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.

Ibn-Kathir

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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