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Surah Sad Ayat 31 in Arabic Text

إِذْ عُرِضَ عَلَيْهِ بِٱلْعَشِىِّ ٱلصَّـٰفِنَـٰتُ ٱلْجِيَادُ
Iz ‘urida ‘alaihi bil’ashiy yis saafinaatul jiyaad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 31

Sahih International
[Mention] when there were exhibited before him in the afternoon the poised [standing] racehorses.

Yusuf Ali
Behold, there were brought before him, at eventide coursers of the highest breeding, and swift of foot;

Abul Ala Maududi
And when one evening well-trained and running horses of noble breed were brought to him

Muhsin Khan
When there were displayed before him, in the afternoon, well trained horses of the highest breed [for Jihad (holy fighting in Allah’s Cause)].

Pickthall
When there were shown to him at eventide lightfooted coursers

Dr. Ghali
As there were set (in parade) before him at nightfall light-footed (Literally: standing on three feet) coursers.

Abdel Haleem
When well-bred light-footed horses were paraded before him near the close of day,

Quran 38 Verse 31 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 31, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:31) And when one evening well-trained and running horses of noble breed were brought to him[33]


33. The words as-safinat-ul-jiyad in the original imply the horses, which are very calm and quiet when they stand, and very fast moving when they run.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 31 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Sad ayat 30 which provides the complete commentary from verse 30 through 33.

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