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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 134 in Arabic Text

وَلَوْ أَنَّآ أَهْلَكْنَـٰهُم بِعَذَابٍۢ مِّن قَبْلِهِۦ لَقَالُوا۟ رَبَّنَا لَوْلَآ أَرْسَلْتَ إِلَيْنَا رَسُولًۭا فَنَتَّبِعَ ءَايَـٰتِكَ مِن قَبْلِ أَن نَّذِلَّ وَنَخْزَىٰ
Wa law annaaa ahlaknaahum bi ‘azaabin min qablihee laqaaloo Rabbanaa law laaa arsalta ilainaa Rasoolan fanattabi’a Aayaatika min qabli an nazilla wa nakhzaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 134

Sahih International
And if We had destroyed them with a punishment before him, they would have said, “Our Lord, why did You not send to us a messenger so we could have followed Your verses before we were humiliated and disgraced?”

Yusuf Ali
And if We had inflicted on them a penalty before this, they would have said: “Our Lord! If only Thou hadst sent us a messenger, we should certainly have followed Thy Signs before we were humbled and put to shame.”

Abul Ala Maududi
Had We destroyed them through some calamity before his coming, they would have said: “Our Lord! Why did You not send any Messenger to us that we might have followed Your signs before being humbled and disgraced?”

Muhsin Khan
And if We had destroyed them with a torment before this (i.e. Messenger Muhammad SAW and the Quran), they would surely have said: “Our Lord! If only You had sent us a Messenger, we should certainly have followed Your Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), before we were humiliated and disgraced.”

Pickthall
And if we had destroyed them with some punishment before it, they would assuredly have said: Our Lord! If only Thou hadst sent unto us a messenger, so that we might have followed Thy revelations before we were (thus) humbled and disgraced!

Dr. Ghali
And if We had caused them to perish with a torment even before it, they would indeed have said, “Our Lord, if only You had sent a Messenger to us, so that we might have closely followed Your signs even before that we were humiliated and disgraced!”

Abdel Haleem
If We had destroyed them through punishment before this Messenger came, they would have said, ‘Lord, if only You had sent us a messenger, we could have followed Your revelations before we suffered humiliation and disgrace!’

Quran 20 Verse 134 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 134, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:134) Had We destroyed them through some calamity before his coming, they would have said: “Our Lord! Why did You not send any Messenger to us that we might have followed Your signs before being humbled and disgraced?”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 134 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 131 which provides the complete commentary from verse 131 through 135.

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