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Surah Saffat Ayat 147 in Arabic Text

وَأَرْسَلْنَـٰهُ إِلَىٰ مِا۟ئَةِ أَلْفٍ أَوْ يَزِيدُونَ
Wa arsalnaahu ilaa mi’ati alfin aw yazeedoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 147

Sahih International
And We sent him to [his people of] a hundred thousand or more.

Yusuf Ali
And We sent him (on a mission) to a hundred thousand (men) or more.

Abul Ala Maududi
and We sent him forth to a nation of a hundred thousand or more,

Muhsin Khan
And We sent him to a hundred thousand (people) or even more.

Pickthall
And We sent him to a hundred thousand (folk) or more

Dr. Ghali
And We sent him to a hundred thousand, or more. (Literally: they may have increased)

Abdel Haleem
We sent him to a hundred thousand people or more.

Quran 37 Verse 147 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 147, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:147) and We sent him forth to a nation of a hundred thousand or more,[84]


84. The mention of a hundred thousand people or more does not mean that Allah had any doubt about their number, but it means that a casual observer would have estimated the population to be more than a hundred thousand people in any case. Probably it was the same place which the Prophet Jonah (peace be upon him) had left and fled. After his departure when the people of the place saw the scourge approaching, they believed. But this was only a kind of repentance which was accepted and the scourge averted. Now, the Prophet Jonah (peace be upon him) was again sent to them so that the people should believe in him as a Prophet and become Muslims formally. To understand this, one should keep in view verse 98 of Surah Younus.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 147 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saffat ayat 139 which provides the complete commentary from verse 139 through 148.

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