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Surah Yaseen Ayat 31 in Arabic Text

أَلَمْ يَرَوْا۟ كَمْ أَهْلَكْنَا قَبْلَهُم مِّنَ ٱلْقُرُونِ أَنَّهُمْ إِلَيْهِمْ لَا يَرْجِعُونَ
Alam yaraw kam ahlak naa qablahum minal qurooni annahum ilaihim laa yarji’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 31

Sahih International
Have they not considered how many generations We destroyed before them – that they to them will not return?

Yusuf Ali
See they not how many generations before them we destroyed? Not to them will they return:

Abul Ala Maududi
Have they not seen how many nations before them did We destroy? Thereafter they never came back to them.

Muhsin Khan
Do they not see how many of the generations We have destroyed before them? Verily, they will not return to them.

Pickthall
Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them, which indeed returned not unto them;

Dr. Ghali
Have they not seen how many generations We have caused to perish before them, (and) that it is not to them that they return?

Abdel Haleem
Do they not see how many generations We have destroyed before them, none of whom will ever come back to them?

Quran 36 Verse 31 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yaseen ayat 31, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(36:31) Have they not seen how many nations before them did We destroy? Thereafter they never came back to them.[25]


25. That is, they were annihilated so completely that not a trace of them was left behind them. No one in the world even remembers them today. Their civilization as well as their race has become extinct.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yaseen verse 31 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yaseen ayat 30 which provides the complete commentary from verse 30 through 32.

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