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Surah Sad Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

كَمْ أَهْلَكْنَا مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّن قَرْنٍۢ فَنَادَوا۟ وَّلَاتَ حِينَ مَنَاصٍۢ
Kam ahlaknaa min qablihim min qarnin fanaadaw wa laata heena manaas

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
How many a generation have We destroyed before them, and they [then] called out; but it was not a time for escape.

Yusuf Ali
How many generations before them did We destroy? In the end they cried (for mercy)- when there was no longer time for being saved!

Abul Ala Maududi
How many a nation did We destroy before them! (When they approached their doom) they cried out (for deliverance), but the time for deliverance was already past.

Muhsin Khan
How many a generation We have destroyed before them, and they cried out when there was no longer time for escape!

Pickthall
How many a generation We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was no longer the time for escape!

Dr. Ghali
How many a generation We caused to perish even before them, yet they called out, while time had lapsed for shirking (their doom).

Abdel Haleem
How many generations We have destroyed before them! They all cried out, once it was too late, for escape.

Quran 38 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:3) How many a nation did We destroy before them! (When they approached their doom) they cried out (for deliverance), but the time for deliverance was already past.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Sad ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 3.

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