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Surah An-Naml Ayat 68 in Arabic Text

لَقَدْ وُعِدْنَا هَـٰذَا نَحْنُ وَءَابَآؤُنَا مِن قَبْلُ إِنْ هَـٰذَآ إِلَّآ أَسَـٰطِيرُ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ
Laqad wu’idnaa haazaa nahnu wa aabaaa’unaa min qablu in haazaaa illaaa asaateerul awwaleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 68

Sahih International
We have been promised this, we and our forefathers, before. This is not but legends of the former peoples.”

Yusuf Ali
“It is true we were promised this,- we and our fathers before (us): these are nothing but tales of the ancients.”

Abul Ala Maududi
We were told about this and so were our forefathers before us. But these are no more than fairy tales that have been recounted from ancient times.”

Muhsin Khan
“Indeed we were promised this, we and our forefathers before, Verily, these are nothing but tales of ancients.”

Pickthall
We were promised this, forsooth, we and our fathers. (All) this is naught but fables of the men of old.

Dr. Ghali
Indeed, we have already been promised this, we and our fathers earlier. Decidedly this is (nothing) except myths of the earliest (people).”

Abdel Haleem
We have heard such promises before, and so did our forefathers. These are just ancient fables.’

Quran 27 Verse 68 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Naml ayat 68, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(27:68) We were told about this and so were our forefathers before us. But these are no more than fairy tales that have been recounted from ancient times.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Naml verse 68 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naml ayat 67 which provides the complete commentary from verse 67 through 70.

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