Surah Qamar Ayat 18 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 18
‘Aad denied; and how [severe] were My punishment and warning.
The ‘Ad (people) (too) rejected (Truth): then how terrible was My Penalty and My Warning?
‘Ad also gave the lie (to Hud). So how awesome were My chastisement and My warnings!
‘Ad (people) belied (their Prophet, Hud), then how (terrible) was My Torment and My Warnings?
(The tribe of) A’ad rejected warnings. Then how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings.
Aad cried lies. How then were My torment and My warnings?
The people of ‘Ad also rejected the truth. How [terrible] was My punishment and [the fulfilment of] My warnings!
قوم عاد نے بھی جھٹلایا پس کیسا ہوا میرا عذاب اور میری ڈرانے والی باتیں
Quran 54 Verse 18 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qamar ayat 18, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(54:18) ‘Ad also gave the lie (to Hud). So how awesome were My chastisement and My warnings!
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
18. `Ad denied; then how was My torment and My warnings 19. Verily, We sent against them a violently cold (Sarsar) wind on a day of calamity, continuous. 20. Plucking out men as if they were uprooted stems of date palms. 21. Then, how was My torment and My warnings 22. And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember; then is there any that will remember
So, Allah sent on them,
(against them a violently cold (Sarsar) wind), means, a bitterly cold and furious wind,
(on a day of calamity), against them, according to Ad-Dahhak, Qatadah and As-Suddi,
(continuous), upon them because the calamity, torment and destruction that they suffered in this life on that day continued with that of the Hereafter,
(Plucking out men as if they were uprooted stems of date palms.) The wind would pluck one of them and raise him high, until he could no longer be seen, and then violently send him down on his head to the ground. His head would be smashed and only his body would be left, headless,
(as if they were uprooted stems of date palms. Then, how was My torment and My warnings And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember; then is there any that will remember)
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