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Surah Zukhruf Ayat 56 in Arabic Text

فَجَعَلْنَـٰهُمْ سَلَفًۭا وَمَثَلًۭا لِّلْـَٔاخِرِينَ
Faja’alnaahum salafanw wa masalan lil aakhireen (section 5)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 56

Sahih International
And We made them a precedent and an example for the later peoples.

Yusuf Ali
And We made them (a people) of the Past and an Example to later ages.

Abul Ala Maududi
and made them a thing of the past and an example for those who would come after them.

Muhsin Khan
And We made them a precedent (as a lesson for those coming after them), and an example to later generations.

Pickthall
And We made them a thing past, and an example for those after (them).

Dr. Ghali
So We made them a bygone (precedent) and a similitude to the later (generations).

Abdel Haleem
We made them a lesson and an example for later people.

Quran 43 Verse 56 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zukhruf ayat 56, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(43:56) and made them a thing of the past and an example for those who would come after them.[51]


51. That is, they are a precedent for those who do not learn any lesson from their example, and an object lesson for those who are keen to learn a lesson.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Zukhruf verse 56 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zukhruf ayat 51 which provides the complete commentary from verse 51 through 56.

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