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Surah An-Naml Ayat 52 in Arabic Text

فَتِلْكَ بُيُوتُهُمْ خَاوِيَةًۢ بِمَا ظَلَمُوٓا۟ ۗ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَـَٔايَةًۭ لِّقَوْمٍۢ يَعْلَمُونَ
Fatilka buyootuhum khaa wiyatam bimaa zalamoo; inna fee zaalika la Aayatal liqaw miny-ya’lamoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 52

Sahih International
So those are their houses, desolate because of the wrong they had done. Indeed in that is a sign for people who know.

Yusuf Ali
Now such were their houses, – in utter ruin, – because they practised wrong-doing. Verily in this is a Sign for people of knowledge.

Abul Ala Maududi
Now behold their houses that lie in utter ruins because of their wrong-doing. Verily there is a Sign in this for the people who know.

Muhsin Khan
These are their houses in utter ruin, for they did wrong. Verily, in this is indeed an Ayah (a lesson or a sign) for people who know.

Pickthall
See, yonder are their dwellings empty and in ruins because they did wrong. Lo! herein is indeed a portent for a people who have knowledge.

Dr. Ghali
So those are their houses, devastated because they did injustice; surely in that is a sign for a people who know (the Truth).

Abdel Haleem
As a result of their evil deeds, their homes are desolate ruins- there truly is a sign in this for those who know-

Quran 27 Verse 52 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Naml ayat 52, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(27:52) Now behold their houses that lie in utter ruins because of their wrong-doing. Verily there is a Sign in this for the people who know.[66]


66. That is, the ignorant people will say, “There is no link between the Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) and his shecamel and the earthquake which struck the people of Thamud. These things have their natural causes. Their occurrence or otherwise has nothing to do with the piety and wickedness of the people of a place, with their highhandedness or their show of mercy. It is meaningless merely to say that such and such a city or land was filled with sin and wickedness, and therefore, it was overwhelmed by flood, or its habitation turned upside down by an earthquake, or it was ruined by a sudden disaster.” But the people who possess knowledge know that this universe is being ruled by an All-Wise, All-Knowing One Who is deciding the destinies. His decisions are not subject to physical causes, but the physical causes are subject to His will. His decisions to debase or exalt nations are not taken blindly but with wisdom and justice. In His Book of Law there is also included the principle of retribution, according to which the wicked are made to suffer for their evil deeds even in this world, on moral grounds. The people who are aware of these realities, cannot explain away the occurrence of an earthquake by citing physical and natural causes; they will rather look upon them as the scourge of warning for themselves, and they will learn lessons from it. They will try to understand those moral causes because of which the Creator annihilated a flourishing nation, which He Himself had created. They will divert their conduct and attitude from the track that brings Allah’s wrath to the way that joins them to His mercy.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Naml verse 52 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naml ayat 48 which provides the complete commentary from verse 48 through 53.

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