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Surah An-Naml Ayat 57 in Arabic Text

فَأَنجَيْنَـٰهُ وَأَهْلَهُۥٓ إِلَّا ٱمْرَأَتَهُۥ قَدَّرْنَـٰهَا مِنَ ٱلْغَـٰبِرِينَ
Fa anjainaahu wa ahlahooo illam ra atahoo qaddarnaahaa minal ghaabireen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 57

Sahih International
So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; We destined her to be of those who remained behind.

Yusuf Ali
But We saved him and his family, except his wife; her We destined to be of those who lagged behind.

Abul Ala Maududi
Eventually We saved (Lot) and his family, except his wife. We had decreed that she should be among those who would remain behind.

Muhsin Khan
So We saved him and his family, except his wife. We destined her to be of those who remained behind.

Pickthall
Then We saved him and his household save his wife; We destined her to be of those who stayed behind.

Dr. Ghali
So We delivered him and his family, except his wife; We determined she should be of the laggards.

Abdel Haleem
We saved him and his family- except for his wife: We made her stay behind-

Quran 27 Verse 57 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Naml ayat 57, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(27:57) Eventually We saved (Lot) and his family, except his wife. We had decreed that she should be among those who would remain behind.[70]


70. That is, “The Prophet Lot (peace be upon him) had already been instructed not to take the woman along because she had to be destroyed along with her people.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Naml verse 57 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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