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Surah Tur Ayat 26 in Arabic Text

قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّا كُنَّا قَبۡلُ فِيٓ أَهۡلِنَا مُشۡفِقِينَ
Qaalooo innaa kunnaa qablu feee ahlinaa mushfiqeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 26

Sahih International
They will say, “Indeed, we were previously among our people fearful [of displeasing Allah].

Yusuf Ali
They will say: “Aforetime, we were not without fear for the sake of our people.

Abul Ala Maududi
They will say: “When we were living before among our kinsfolk we lived in constant fear (of Allah’s displeasure).

Muhsin Khan
Saying: “Aforetime, we were afraid with our families (from the punishment of Allah).

Saying: Lo! of old, when we were with our families, we were ever anxious;

Dr. Ghali
They say, “Surely we were before among our families, (feeling) timorous;

Abdel Haleem
‘When we were still with our families [on earth] we used to live in fear––

Muhammad Junagarhi
کہیں گے کہ اس سے پہلے ہم اپنے گھر والوں کے درمیان بہت ڈرا کرتے تھے

Quran 52 Verse 26 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Tur ayat 26, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(52:26) They will say: “When we were living before among our kinsfolk we lived in constant fear (of Allah’s displeasure).[20]

20. That is, we were not heedless and living a care-free life of ease and comfort, but we were always on our guard lest we should commit an evil for which we may be held accountable before God. Here, the mention of “we were among our people, in fear and dread,” in particular, has been made for the reason that man commits evil mostly when he is deeply engrossed in arranging ease and comfort for his children and trying to make their future secure and happy. For the same purpose, he earns forbidden things by forbidden means, usurps the rights of others and makes evil plans. That is why the dwellers of Paradise will say to one another: That which particularly saved us from the evil of the Hereafter was that while living among our families we did not think so much of arranging the pleasures of life and a splendid future for them as for avoiding for their sake those methods and means that might ruin our life in the Hereafter and that we should not lead our children also on to the way that might make them worthy of the torment of Allah.


The tafsir of Surah Tur verse 26 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tur ayat 21 which provides the complete commentary from verse 21 through 28.

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