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walaqad
وَلَقَدْ
And certainly,
arsalnā
أَرْسَلْنَآ
We sent
ilā
إِلَىٰ
to
thamūda
ثَمُودَ
Thamud
akhāhum
أَخَاهُمْ
their brother
ṣāliḥan
صَٰلِحًا
Salih
ani
أَنِ
that,
uʿ'budū
ٱعْبُدُوا۟
"Worship
l-laha
ٱللَّهَ
Allah."
fa-idhā
فَإِذَا
Then behold!
hum
هُمْ
They
farīqāni
فَرِيقَانِ
(became) two parties
yakhtaṣimūna
يَخْتَصِمُونَ
quarreling.

Wa laqad arsalnaaa ilaa Samoda akhaahum Saalihan ani'budul lahha fa izaa hum fareeqaani yakhtasimoon

Sahih International:

And We had certainly sent to Thamud their brother Salih, [saying], "Worship Allah," and at once they were two parties conflicting.

1 A. J. Arberry

And We sent to Thamood their brother Salih: 'Serve you God!' And behold, they were two parties, that were disputing one with another.

2 Abdul Haleem

To the people of Thamud We sent their brother, Salih, saying, ‘Worship God alone,’ but they split into two rival factions.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And assuredly We sent unto the Thamud their brother Saleh saying: worship Allah. Then lo! they became two parties contending.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

We sent (aforetime), to the Thamud, their brother Salih, saying, "Serve Allah"; But behold, they became two factions quarrelling with each other.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

And We sent to Thamud their brother Salih (with the Message): "Serve Allah," but all of a sudden they became split into two quarrelling factions.

6 Ahmed Ali

We sent to Thamud their brother Saleh (who said): "Worship God." But they were divided into two groups disputing with one another.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And indeed We sent to the Thamud, their fellowman Saleh that, “Worship Allah”, thereupon they became two parties quarrelling.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Certainly We sent to Thamud Salih, their brother, [with the summons:] ‘Worship Allah!’ But thereat they became two groups contending with each other.

9 Ali Ünal

And certainly We sent to the Thamud their brother Salih (with the message): "Worship God alone." (When he conveyed the Message) they split into factions in dispute with each other.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And (likewise) We sent to Thamûd their kinsman Sâlih, (who said), `Worship Allâh.´ But (as soon as they heard this preaching) they broke up into two factions who contended with each another.

11 English Literal

And We had sent to Thamud their brother Saleh : "That worship God, so then they are two groups/parties disputing/controverting .

12 Faridul Haque

And indeed We sent to the Thamud, their fellowman Saleh that, “Worship Allah”, thereupon they became two parties quarrelling.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And it was said to her, "Enter the court." And when she saw it, she thought it was a pool, and she bared her legs (tucked up her skirt to go into it). Said he, "Verily, it is a court paved with glass!" Said she, "My Lord! Verily, I have wronged my soul, but I do now Surrender ( i.e. in Islam) with Solomon to the Lord of the Worlds!"

14 Hilali & Khan

And indeed We sent to Thamud their brother Salih (Saleh), saying: "Worship Allah (Alone and none else). Then look! They became two parties (believers and disbelievers) quarreling with each other."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And that which she worshipped besides Allah prevented her; for she was of a disbelieving people.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And certainly We sent to Samood their brother Salih, saying: Serve Allah; and lo! they became two sects quarrelling with each other.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And We verily sent unto Thamud their brother Salih, saying: Worship Allah. And lo! they (then became two parties quarrelling.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

We sent to the tribe of Thamud their brother Salih so that they would worship God, but they became two quarrelling groups.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

To Thamood We sent their brother Salih saying: 'Worship Allah' But they were two parties in dispute with one another.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And indeed We sent to Thamud their brother Salih, (saying): "Worship Allah." Then look! They became two parties quarreling with each other.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

To Thamud We sent their brother Salih. He said, "Serve none but God." But they divided themselves into two factions contending with one another.

22 Talal Itani

And We sent to Thamood their brother Saleh: “Worship God.” But they became two disputing factions.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And verily We sent to Thamd their brother, in terms of [his belonging to the same] tribe, Slih, with the following [decree]; `Worship God!', affirm His Oneness. And lo! they [then] became two parties quarrelling with one another, over religion, one party having become believers upon his arrival as messenger to them and the other party disbelievers.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Salih and Thamud

Allah tells;

وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا إِلَى ثَمُودَ أَخَاهُمْ صَالِحًا أَنِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ

And indeed We sent to Thamud their brother Salih, (saying);"Worship Allah."

Allah tells us about Thamud and how they responded to their Prophet Salih, when Allah sent him to call them to worship Allah alone, with no partner or associate.

فَإِذَا هُمْ فَرِيقَانِ يَخْتَصِمُونَ



Then look! They became two parties quarreling with each other.

Mujahid said,

"These were believers and disbelievers."

This is like the Ayah,

قَالَ الْمَلَ الَّذِينَ اسْتَكْبَرُواْ مِن قَوْمِهِ لِلَّذِينَ اسْتُضْعِفُواْ لِمَنْ ءامَنَ مِنْهُمْ أَتَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّ صَـلِحاً مُّرْسَلٌ مّن رَّبّهِ قَالُواْ إِنَّا بِمَأ أُرْسِلَ بِهِ مُوْمِنُونَ


قَالَ الَّذِينَ اسْتَكْبَرُواْ إِنَّا بِالَّذِى ءامَنتُمْ بِهِ كَـفِرُونَ

The leaders of those who were arrogant among his people said to those who were counted weak -- to such of them as believed;"Know you that Salih is one sent from his Lord."

They said;"We indeed believe in that with which he has been sent."

Those who were arrogant said;"Verily, we disbelieve in that which you believe in." (7;75-76