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Surah Zumar Ayat 50 in Arabic Text

قَدْ قَالَهَا ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ فَمَآ أَغْنَىٰ عَنْهُم مَّا كَانُوا۟ يَكْسِبُونَ
Qad qaalahal lazeena min qablihim famaaa aghnaa ‘anhum maa kaanoo yaksiboon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 50

Sahih International
Those before them had already said it, but they were not availed by what they used to earn.

Yusuf Ali
Thus did the (generations) before them say! But all that they did was of no profit to them.

Abul Ala Maududi
Their predecessors also said the same, but their earnings proved of no avail to them,

Muhsin Khan
Verily, those before them said it, yet (all) that they had earned availed them not.

Pickthall
Those before them said it, yet (all) that they had earned availed them not;

Dr. Ghali
The ones before them already said it, yet in no way did whatever they used to earn avail them.

Abdel Haleem
Those who lived before them said the same. What they did was of no use to them;

Quran 39 Verse 50 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zumar ayat 50, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(39:50) Their predecessors also said the same, but their earnings proved of no avail to them,[68]


68. That is, when they were seized for evil-doing, the ability of which they were so proud, did not avail them anything, and this also became known that they were not Allah’s favorites. Evidently, if their earning had been due to their capability and their being favorites with Allah, they would not have been seized for evil-doing at all.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Az-Zumar verse 50 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zumar ayat 49 which provides the complete commentary from verse 49 through 52.

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