Verse. 4154

٤٠ - غَافِر

40 - Ghafir

اَوَلَمْ يَسِيْرُوْا فِي الْاَرْضِ فَيَنْظُرُوْا كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَۃُ الَّذِيْنَ كَانُوْا مِنْ قَبْلِہِمْ۝۰ۭ كَانُوْا ہُمْ اَشَدَّ مِنْہُمْ قُوَّۃً وَّاٰثَارًا فِي الْاَرْضِ فَاَخَذَہُمُ اللہُ بِذُنُوْبِہِمْ۝۰ۭ وَمَا كَانَ لَہُمْ مِّنَ اللہِ مِنْ وَّاقٍ۝۲۱
Awa lam yaseeroo fee alardi fayanthuroo kayfa kana AAaqibatu allatheena kanoo min qablihim kanoo hum ashadda minhum quwwatan waatharan fee alardi faakhathahumu Allahu bithunoobihim wama kana lahum mina Allahi min waqin


Ahmed Ali

Have they not travelled on the earth that they could see what happened to those before them? They were greater in strength than they, and have left behind them traces on the earth. Yet they were seized by God for their sins, and had none to protect them against God.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (have they not travelled) i.e. the disbelievers of mecca (in the land to see) to reflect on (the nature of the consequence for) the requital of (those who disbelieved before them? they were mightier than these in power) in physical strength (and (in the) traces (which they left behind them) in the earth) they were more keen to possess the life of this world and to travel much farther in its pursuit. (yet allah sewed them for their sins) yet allah punished them because of their sins and disbelief, (and they had no protector from allah) from allah's punishment.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : have they not travelled in the land and beheld the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? they were more powerful than them (a variant reading has minkum, ‘than yourselves’) in strength and in [their] vestiges on earth, in the way of large structures and palaces. yet god seized them, he destroyed them, for their sins and they had none to shield them from god, from his chastisement.