Verse. 1568

١١ - هُود

11 - Houd

كَاَنْ لَّمْ يَغْنَوْا فِيْہَا۝۰ۭ اَلَا بُعْدًا لِّمَدْيَنَ كَـمَا بَعِدَتْ ثَمُوْدُ۝۹۵ۧ
Kaan lam yaghnaw feeha ala buAAdan limadyana kama baAAidat thamoodu


Ahmed Ali

As though they had not dwelt there at all. Beware! Condemmed were the people of Midian as those of Thamud had been before them!



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (as though they had not dwelt there) it was as if they never lived on this earth. (a far removal for midian) the people of shu'ayb from the mercy of allah, (even as thamud) the people of salih (had been removed afar) from the mercy of allah! the people of salih and the people of shu'ayb were punished by the same chastisement. they were seized by the cry that announced their chastisement, followed by extreme heat. this heat came to the people of salih from beneath their feet while it came to the people of shu'ayb from above their heads.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : as if (ka-an is softened, in other words [understand it as] ka-annahum) they had never dwelt there: ‘lo! away with midian, just as thamūd was done away with!’