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Surah Saffat Ayat 168 in Arabic Text

لَوْ أَنَّ عِندَنَا ذِكْرًۭا مِّنَ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ
Law anna ‘indanaa zikram minal awwaleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 168

Sahih International
“If we had a message from [those of] the former peoples,

Yusuf Ali
“If only we had had before us a Message from those of old,

Abul Ala Maududi
“If only we had the Reminder which had been granted to the people of yore

Muhsin Khan
“If we had a reminder as had the men of old (before the coming of Prophet Muhammad SAW as a Messenger of Allah).

Pickthall
If we had but a reminder from the men of old

Dr. Ghali
“If only we had in our presence a Remembrance (i.e., Scriptures) from the earliest (people).

Abdel Haleem
‘If only we had a scripture like previous people,

Quran 37 Verse 168 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 168, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:168) “If only we had the Reminder which had been granted to the people of yore


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 168 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saffat ayat 161 which provides the complete commentary from verse 161 through 170.

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