Verse. 2756

٢٣ - ٱلْمُؤْمِنُون

23 - Al-Mu'minoon

لَقَدْ وُ عِدْنَا نَحْنُ وَاٰبَاۗؤُنَا ھٰذَا مِنْ قَبْلُ اِنْ ھٰذَاۗ اِلَّاۗ اَسَاطِيْرُ الْاَوَّلِيْنَ۝۸۳
Laqad wuAAidna nahnu waabaona hatha min qablu in hatha illa asateeru alawwaleena


Ahmed Ali

We and our fathers were promised this before; it is nothing but ancient lore!"



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (we were already promised this) which you are promising us, o muhammad, (we and our forefathers) before us, were also promised the same. (lo! this) that which you are saying to us, o muhammad, (is naught but fables) the mere talk and lies (of the men of old.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : already we and our fathers have been promised this, resurrection after death, before: these are nothing but the fables, the lies, of the ancients’, [mere] jokes and strange tales (asātīr, the plural of ustūra).