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Surah An-Naml Ayat 56 in Arabic Text

فَمَا كَانَ جَوَابَ قَوْمِهِۦٓ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُوٓا۟ أَخْرِجُوٓا۟ ءَالَ لُوطٍۢ مِّن قَرْيَتِكُمْ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ أُنَاسٌۭ يَتَطَهَّرُونَ
Famaa kaana jawaaba qawmiheee illaaa an qaalooo akhrijooo aalaa Lootim min qaryatikum innahum unaasuny yatatahharoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 56

Sahih International
But the answer of his people was not except that they said, “Expel the family of Lot from your city. Indeed, they are people who keep themselves pure.”

Yusuf Ali
But his people gave no other answer but this: they said, “Drive out the followers of Lut from your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!”

Abul Ala Maududi
But this had only one answer from his people. They said: “Expel Lot’s folk from your city. They pretend to be absolutely clean.”

Muhsin Khan
There was no other answer given by his people except that they said: “Drive out the family of Lout (Lot) from your city. Verily, these are men who want to be clean and pure!”

Pickthall
But the answer of his folk was naught save that they said: Expel the household of Lot from your township, for they (forsooth) are folk who would keep clean!

Dr. Ghali
Then in no way was the answer of his people anything except that they said, “Drive the house of L‍t out of your town; surely they are a folk who purify themselves.”

Abdel Haleem
The only answer his people gave was to say, ‘Expel Lot’s followers from your town! These men mean to stay chaste!’

Quran 27 Verse 56 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Naml ayat 56, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(27:56) But this had only one answer from his people. They said: “Expel Lot’s folk from your city. They pretend to be absolutely clean.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Naml verse 56 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naml ayat 54 which provides the complete commentary from verse 54 through 58.

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