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walaqad
وَلَقَدْ
And verily,
anzalnā
أَنزَلْنَآ
We have sent down
ilaykum
إِلَيْكُمْ
to you
āyātin
ءَايَٰتٍ
Verses
mubayyinātin
مُّبَيِّنَٰتٍ
clear,
wamathalan
وَمَثَلًا
and an example
mina
مِّنَ
of
alladhīna
ٱلَّذِينَ
those who
khalaw
خَلَوْا۟
passed away
min
مِن
before you,
qablikum
قَبْلِكُمْ
before you,
wamawʿiẓatan
وَمَوْعِظَةً
and an admonition
lil'muttaqīna
لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ
for those who fear (Allah).

Wa laqad anzalnaaa ilaikum Aayaatim mubaiyinaatinw wa masalam minnal lazeena khalaw min qablikum wa maw'izatal lilmuttaqeen

Sahih International:

And We have certainly sent down to you distinct verses and examples from those who passed on before you and an admonition for those who fear Allah.

1 A. J. Arberry

Now We have sent down to you signs making all clear, and an example of those who passed away before you, and an admonition for the godfearing.

2 Abdul Haleem

We have sent verses down to you [people] clarifying the right path, examples of those who passed away before you, and advice for those who are mindful of God.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And assuredly We have sent down unto you revelations illuminating and a similitude for those who passed away before you and an exhortation unto the God-fearing.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

We have already sent down to you verses making things clear, an illustration from (the story of) people who passed away before you, and an admonition for those who fear (Allah).

5 Abul Ala Maududi

We have sent down to you Revelations giving clear guidance and cited examples of the peoples who went before you to serve as warning and We have imparted admonitions for the God-fearing.

6 Ahmed Ali

We have sent down clear instructions to you, and illustrations from (the accounts) of those who have gone before you, and a warning for those who take heed for themselves.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And indeed We have sent down towards you clear verses, and some account of those who preceded you, and advice for the pious.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Certainly We have sent down to you manifest signs and a description of those who passed before you, and an advice for the Godwary.

9 Ali Ünal

Indeed, We have sent down to you Revelations which show the truth clearly and illuminate your way, and examples (from the histories) of those who have passed away before you, and an instruction for the God-revering, pious.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And We have sent down to you revelations which explain (to you the truth) and (have also revealed) some accounts of those who have passed away before you, and (we have sent in addition) an exhortation for those who guard against evil.

11 English Literal

And We had descended to you verses/evidences evident, and an example/proverb from those who past/expired from before you, and an advice/warning to the fearing and obeying.

12 Faridul Haque

And indeed We have sent down towards you clear verses, and some account of those who preceded you, and advice for the pious.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And let those who cannot find a match keep chaste until Allah gives them means from His grace. And if any of your slaves asks for a Deed in writing (an agreement to purchase their freedom), write it for them if you know any good in them; yea, give them something yourselves from out of the wealth Allah has given you. But force not your slave girls to prostitution when they desire chastity, in order to make a gain in goods of this world. But if any one compels them, then, after they are compelled, verily, Allah will be to them (the slave girls) Forgiving, Merciful.

14 Hilali & Khan

And indeed We have sent down for you Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) that make things plain, and the example of those who passed away before you, and an admonition for those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V. 2:2).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And let those who cannot find a match keep chaste, until Allah makes them free from want out of His grace. And those of your slaves who ask for a writing (of freedom), give them the writing, if you know any good in them, and give them of the wealth of Allah which He has given you. And compel not your slave-girls to prostitution when they desire to keep chaste, in order to seek the frail goods of this world’s life. And whoever compels them, then surely after their compulsion Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And certainly We have sent to you clear communications and a description of those who have passed away before you, and an admonition to those who guard (against evil).

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And verily We have sent down for you revelations that make plain, and the example of those who passed away before you. An admonition unto those who ward off (evil).

18 Muhammad Sarwar

We have revealed to you illustrious revelations, stories of the past generations, and good advice for the pious people.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Now We have sent down to you clarifying verses, and an example of those who passed away before you and admonition to the cautious.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And indeed We have sent down for you Ayat that make things plain, and the example of those who passed away before you, and an admonition for those who have Taqwa.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

We have sent down clear revelations to you and the example of those who passed away before you and an admonition for the God-fearing.

22 Talal Itani

We have sent down to you clarifying revelations, and examples of those who passed on before you, and advice for the righteous.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And verily We have revealed to you clear verses (read mubayyant or mubayyint), in this sra, [verses] in which [if read mubayyant] what is mentioned is [already] clear, or which [if read mubayyint] are clarificatory of [that which is mentioned], and an example, a curious tale, namely, that of `'isha, of those who passed away before you, that is to say, of their kind of example, that is, [an example] of their curious tales, such as the tales of Joseph and Mary, and an admonition for those who fear God, in what He, exalted be He, has said; And do not let any pity for them overcome you in God's religion [verse 2, above]; and, Why, when you [first] heard about it, did the believing men [and women] not think [good of themselves]... to the end [of verse 12, above]; and, And why, when you heard it, did you not say ... to the end [of verse 16, above]; and, God admonishes you lest you should ever repeat [the like of it] ... to the end [of verse 17, above]. This [admonition] is specifically for `those who fear God' because they are the ones to benefit from such [an admonition].

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

وَلَقَدْ أَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكُمْ ايَاتٍ مُّبَيِّنَاتٍ

And indeed We have sent down for you Ayat that make things plain,

meaning, in the Qur'an there are Ayat which are clear and explain matters in detail.

وَمَثَلً مِّنَ الَّذِينَ خَلَوْا مِن قَبْلِكُمْ

and the example of those who passed away before you,

means, reports about the nations of the past and what happened to them when they went against the commandments of Allah, as Allah says;

فَجَعَلْنَـهُمْ سَلَفاً وَمَثَلً لِّلٌّخِرِينَ

And We made them a precedent, and an example to later generations. (43;56)

We made them a lesson, i.e., a rebuke for committing sin and forbidden deeds.

وَمَوْعِظَةً

and an admonition,

لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ



for those who have Taqwa.

meaning, for those who remember and fear Allah.