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wa-innahu
وَإِنَّهُۥ
And indeed, it
lafī
لَفِى
surely, (is) in
zuburi
زُبُرِ
(the) Scriptures
l-awalīna
ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ
(of) the former (people).

Wa innahoo lafee Zuburil awwaleen

Sahih International:

And indeed, it is [mentioned] in the scriptures of former peoples.

1 A. J. Arberry

Truly it is in the Scriptures of the ancients.

2 Abdul Haleem

This was foretold in the scriptures of earlier religions.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And verily it is in the Scriptures of the ancients.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Without doubt it is (announced) in the mystic Books of former peoples.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

(a revelation embodied) in the scriptures of the ancients.

6 Ahmed Ali

This is (indicated) in the Books of earlier people.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And indeed it is mentioned in the earlier Books.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

It is indeed [foretold] in the scriptures of the ancients.

9 Ali Ünal

It has certainly been (prefigured) in the previous Scriptures.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Verily, it (is the Book which) finds mention in the Scriptures of the earlier peoples.

11 English Literal

And that it truly is in (E) the first`s/beginner`s Books.

12 Faridul Haque

And indeed it is mentioned in the earlier Books.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

In plain Arabic language,

14 Hilali & Khan

And verily, it (the Quran, and its revelation to Prophet Muhammad SAW) is (announced) in the Scriptures [i.e. the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] of former people.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

On thy heart that thou mayest be a warner,

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And most surely the same is in the scriptures of the ancients.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And lo! it is in the Scriptures of the men of old.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Its news was also mentioned in the ancient Books.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Truly, it is in the Books of the ancients.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And verily, it is in the Zubur of the former people.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Surely, it is foretold in the ancient scriptures.

22 Talal Itani

And it is in the scriptures of the ancients.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And truly it, the allusion to the Qur'n [that would be] revealed to Muhammad (s), is in the Scriptures, the Books, of the ancients, such as the Torah and the Gospel.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Qur'an was mentioned in the Previous Scriptures

Allah says;

وَإِنَّهُ لَفِي زُبُرِ الاْإَوَّلِينَ



And verily, it is in the Zubur of the former people.

Allah says;this Qur'an was mentioned and referred to in the previous Scriptures that were left behind by their Prophets who foretold it in ancient times and more recently.

Allah took a covenant from them that they would follow it, and the last of them stood and addressed his people with the good news of Ahmad;

وَإِذْ قَالَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ يبَنِى إِسْرَءِيلَ إِنِّى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكُم مُّصَدِّقاً لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَىَّ مِنَ التَّوْرَاةِ وَمُبَشِّراً بِرَسُولٍ يَأْتِى مِن بَعْدِى اسْمُهُ أَحْمَدُ

And (remember) when `Isa, son of Maryam, said;"O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah unto you, confirming the Tawrah before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad. (61;6)
Zubur here refers to Books;
Zubur is the plural of Az-Zabur, which is also the name used to refer to the Book given to Dawud.

Allah says;

وَكُلُّ شَىْءٍ فَعَلُوهُ فِى الزُّبُرِ

And everything they have done is noted in the Az-Zubur. (54;52),

meaning, it is recorded against them in the books of the angels.

Then Allah says;

أَوَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُمْ ايَةً أَن يَعْلَمَهُ عُلَمَاء بَنِي إِسْرَايِيلَ