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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 129 in Arabic Text

وَلَوْلَا كَلِمَةٌۭ سَبَقَتْ مِن رَّبِّكَ لَكَانَ لِزَامًۭا وَأَجَلٌۭ مُّسَمًّۭى
Wa law laa Kalimatun sabaqat mir Rabbika lakaana lizaamanw wa ‘ajalun musammaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 129

Sahih International
And if not for a word that preceded from your Lord, punishment would have been an obligation [due immediately], and [if not for] a specified term [decreed].

Yusuf Ali
Had it not been for a Word that went forth before from thy Lord, (their punishment) must necessarily have come; but there is a Term appointed (for respite).

Abul Ala Maududi
Were it not for a word already gone from your Lord, the decree (of their destruction) would have come to pass.

Muhsin Khan
And had it not been for a Word that went forth before from your Lord, and a term determined, (their punishment) must necessarily have come (in this world).

Pickthall
And but for a decree that had already gone forth from thy Lord, and a term already fixed, the judgment would have been inevitable (in this world).

Dr. Ghali
And had it not been for a Word that had gone before from your Lord and a stated term, indeed (torment) (i.e., torment for disobedience) would have been an imposition.

Abdel Haleem
If it were not for a preordained Word from your Lord [Prophet], they would already have been destroyed. Their time has been set,

Quran 20 Verse 129 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 129, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:129) Were it not for a word already gone from your Lord, the decree (of their destruction) would have come to pass.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 129 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 128 which provides the complete commentary from verse 128 through 130.

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