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Surah Saffat Ayat 71 in Arabic Text

وَلَقَدْ ضَلَّ قَبْلَهُمْ أَكْثَرُ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ
Wa laqad dalla qablahum aksarul awwaleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 71

Sahih International
And there had already strayed before them most of the former peoples,

Yusuf Ali
And truly before them, many of the ancients went astray;-

Abul Ala Maududi
Before them a multitude of people of olden times had erred,

Muhsin Khan
And indeed most of the men of old went astray before them;

Pickthall
And verily most of the men of old went astray before them,

Dr. Ghali
And indeed before them already erred away most of the earliest (people),

Abdel Haleem
most men in the past went astray,

Quran 37 Verse 71 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 71, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:71) Before them a multitude of people of olden times had erred,


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

Ibn-Kathir

71. And indeed most of the earlier ones went astray before them; 72. And indeed We sent among them warners; 73. Then see what was the end of those who were warned. 74. Except the chosen servants of Allah.) Allah tells us that most of the previous nations went astray, worshipping other gods alongside Allah. He states that He sent among them warners to alert them to the anger, wrath and vengeance of Allah towards those who disbelieve in Him and worship others besides Him. He tells us that they persisted in their opposition to their Messengers and their disbelief in them, so He destroyed those who disbelieved in Him and saved the believers and caused them to prevail. Allah says:


﴿فَانظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَـقِبَةُ الْمُنذَرِينَ إِلاَّ عِبَادَ اللَّهِ الْمُخْلَصِينَ ﴾

(Then see what was the end of those who were warned. Except the chosen servants of Allah).

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