Skip to main content
wasakantum
وَسَكَنتُمْ
And you dwelt
فِى
in
masākini
مَسَٰكِنِ
the dwellings
alladhīna
ٱلَّذِينَ
(of) those who
ẓalamū
ظَلَمُوٓا۟
wronged
anfusahum
أَنفُسَهُمْ
themselves,
watabayyana
وَتَبَيَّنَ
and it had become clear
lakum
لَكُمْ
to you
kayfa
كَيْفَ
how
faʿalnā
فَعَلْنَا
We dealt
bihim
بِهِمْ
with them,
waḍarabnā
وَضَرَبْنَا
and We put forth
lakumu
لَكُمُ
for you
l-amthāla
ٱلْأَمْثَالَ
the examples."

Wa sakantum fee masaakinil lazeena zalamooo anfusahum wa tabaiyana lakum kaifa fa'alnaa bihim wa darabnaa lakumul amsaal

Sahih International:

And you lived among the dwellings of those who wronged themselves, and it had become clear to you how We dealt with them. And We presented for you [many] examples."

1 A. J. Arberry

And you dwelt in the dwelling-places of those who wronged themselves, and it became clear to you how We did with them, and how We struck similitudes for you.

2 Abdul Haleem

You lived in the same places as others who wronged themselves before, and you were clearly shown how We dealt with them––We gave you many examples.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And ye dwell in the dwellings of those who had wronged themselves and it had become manifest unto you in what wise We had dealt with them, and We had propounded for you similitudes.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"And ye dwelt in the dwellings of men who wronged their own souls; ye were clearly shown how We dealt with them; and We put forth (many) parables in your behoof!"

5 Abul Ala Maududi

You said so even though you had lived in the dwellings of those who had wronged themselves (by sinning), and you were aware how We dealt with them, and We had even explained to you all this by giving examples.

6 Ahmed Ali

Yet you dwelt in the dwellings of those who had exceeded themselves, and it was evident to you how We had dealt with them; and We held out examples before you."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“And you dwelt in the houses of those who had wronged themselves and it became very clear to you how We had dealt with them, and We illustrated several examples for you.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

while you dwelt in the dwellings of those who had wronged themselves [before], and it had been made clear to you how We had dealt with them [before you], and We had [also] cited examples for you?’

9 Ali Ünal

"And you dwelt in the dwelling-places of those who wronged themselves (by associating partners with God and other grave sins), and it became clear to you how We had dealt with them, and We made examples for you (to enable you to grasp the truth and mend your ways)."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`(You said this though) you occupied the dwelling places of those who had wronged themselves and it had been clear to you how We had dealt with them (- the unjust). We have set forth all these descriptions for you clearly.´

11 English Literal

And you resided in those who were unjust/oppressive (to) themselves` residences, and how We made/did with them was clarified/shown for you, and We gave to you the examples/proverbs.

12 Faridul Haque

"And you dwelt in the houses of those who had wronged themselves and it became very clear to you how We had dealt with them, and We illustrated several examples for you."

13 Hamid S. Aziz

"And you dwelt in the dwellings of those who had wronged their own souls; and it was made plain to you how We dealt with them; and We struck out many parables for you."

14 Hilali & Khan

"And you dwelt in the dwellings of men who wronged themselves, and it was clear to you how We had dealt with them. And We put forth (many) parables for you."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And warn people of a day when the chastisement will come to them, then the wrongdoers will say: Our Lord, respite us to a near term, we will respond to Thy call and follow the messengers. Did you not swear before that there will be no passing away for you?

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And you dwell in the abodes of those who were unjust to themselves, and it is clear to you how We dealt with them and We have made (them) examples to you.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And (have ye not) dwelt in the dwellings of those who wronged themselves (of old) and (hath it not) become plain to you how We dealt with them and made examples for you?

18 Muhammad Sarwar

You lived in the dwellings of those who wronged themselves, even though it was made clear to you how We dealt with them. We also showed you examples."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

You lived in the dwellings of those who wronged themselves, and it was clear to you how We dealt with them, and how We struck parables for you.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

"And you dwelt in the dwellings of men who wronged themselves, and it was clear to you how We dealt with them. And We put forth (many) parables for you."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

You lived in the dwellings of those who wronged themselves, and it was made clear to you how We had dealt with them and We gave you many examples.

22 Talal Itani

And you inhabited the homes of those who wronged themselves, and it became clear to you how We dealt with them, and We cited for you the examples.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And you dwelt, in it, in the dwelling-places of those who wronged themselves, through unbelief, [those] from among communities of old, and it became clear to you how We dealt with them, by way of punishment -- but you were not restrained [thereby] -- and We struck, made clear, similitudes for you, in the Qur'n, but you did not take heed.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

And you dwelt in the dwellings of men who wronged themselves, and it was clear to you how We had dealt with them. And We put forth (many) parables for you.

Allah says, `you have witnessed or heard of the news of what happened to the earlier disbelieving nations, but you did not draw a lesson from their end, nor did what We punished them with provide an example for you,'

حِكْمَةٌ بَـلِغَةٌ فَمَا تُغْنِـى النُّذُرُ

Perfect wisdom but the warners benefit then not. (54;5)

وَقَدْ مَكَرُواْ مَكْرَهُمْ وَعِندَ اللّهِ مَكْرُهُمْ وَإِن كَانَ مَكْرُهُمْ لِتَزُولَ مِنْهُ الْجِبَالُ