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ARBNDEENIDRUTRUR
kadabi
كَدَأْبِ
Like behavior
āli
ءَالِ
(of the) people
fir'ʿawna
فِرْعَوْنَ
(of) Firaun
wa-alladhīna
وَٱلَّذِينَ
and those who
min
مِن
(were) from.
qablihim
قَبْلِهِمْۚ
before them.
kadhabū
كَذَّبُوا۟
They denied
biāyātinā
بِـَٔايَٰتِنَا
Our Signs,
fa-akhadhahumu
فَأَخَذَهُمُ
so seized them
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah
bidhunūbihim
بِذُنُوبِهِمْۗ
for their sins.
wal-lahu
وَٱللَّهُ
And Allah
shadīdu
شَدِيدُ
(is) severe
l-ʿiqābi
ٱلْعِقَابِ
(in) [the] punishment.

Kadaabi Aali Fir'awna wallazeena min qablihim; kazzaboo bi Aayaatinaa fa akhazahumul laahu bizunoo bihim; wallaahu shadeedul 'iqaab

Sahih International:

[Theirs is] like the custom of the people of Pharaoh and those before them. They denied Our signs, so Allah seized them for their sins. And Allah is severe in penalty.

1 A. J. Arberry

like Pharaoh's folk, and the people before them, who cried lies to Our signs; God seized them because of their sins; God is terrible in retribution.

2 Abdul Haleem

just as Pharaoh’s people and their predecessors denied Our revelations, and God punished them for their sins: God is severe in punishing.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

After the wont of the people of Fir'awn and those before them. They belied Our signs, wherefore Allah laid hold of them for their sins. And Allah is Severe in chastising.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

(Their plight will be) no better than that of the people of Pharaoh, and their predecessors; They denied our Signs, and Allah called them to account for their sins. For Allah is strict in punishment.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

(To them shall happen) the like of what happened to the people of Pharaoh, and those before them. They rejected Our signs, so Allah seized them for their sins. Allah indeed is severe in punishment.

6 Ahmed Ali

Like the people of the Pharaoh, and those before them, who rejected Our signs, and were punished for their sins by God; and the punishment of God is severe.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Like the way of Firaun’s people, and those before them; they denied Our signs; so Allah seized them because of their sins; and Allah’s punishment is severe.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

as in the case of Pharaoh’s clan and those who were before them, who denied Our signs. So Allah seized them for their sins, and Allah is severe in retribution.

9 Ali Ünal

It is just as that which happened to the court (the court and military aristocracy) of the Pharaoh, and those before them. They denied Our Revelations, and so God seized them for their sins. God is severe in retribution.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Their conduct is) like the conduct of the followers of Pharaoh and those before them. They cried lies to Our Messages, so that Allâh took them to task for their sins. Allâh is Severe in retribution.

11 English Literal

As Pharaoh`s family and those from before them`s affairs/habits, they lied/denied with Our signs/verses/evidences, so God took/punished them because of their crimes. And God (is) strong (severe in) the torture.

12 Faridul Haque

Like the way of Firaun’s people, and those before them; they denied Our signs; so Allah seized them because of their sins; and Allah’s punishment is severe.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

As was the case with Pharaoh´s people and their predecessors: they said Our signs were lies, and Allah seized them for their sins, for Allah is severe in punishment.

14 Hilali & Khan

Like the behaviour of the people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh) and those before them; they belied Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), so Allah seized (destroyed) them for their sins. And Allah is Severe in punishment.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

As was the case of the people of Pharoah, and those before them! They rejected Our messages, so Allah destroyed them on account of their sins. And Allah is Severe in requiting (evil).

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Like the striving of the people of Firon and those before them; they rejected Our communications, so Allah destroyed them on account of their faults; and Allah is severe in requiting (evil).

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Like Pharaoh's folk and those who were before them, they disbelieved Our revelations and so Allah seized them for their sins. And Allah is severe in punishment.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

They do as the people of Pharaoh and those who lived before them did. They called Our revelations mere lies. God punished them for their sins. God is stern in His retribution.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Like Pharaoh's people and those before them who belied Our revelations; Allah seized them in their sinfulness. Allah is firm in inflicting punishment.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Like the behavior of the people of Fir`awn and those before them; they belied Our Ayat. So Allah punished them for their sins. And Allah is severe in punishment.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Their end will be like Pharaoh's people and those before them; they denied Our signs, so God seized them in their sinfulness: God is stern in punishment.

22 Talal Itani

Like the behavior of Pharaoh’s people and those before them. They rejected Our signs, so God seized them for their sins. God is Strict in retribution.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Their way is, as the way, as the habit, of Pharaoh's folk, and the, communities of people before them, such as `d and Thamd, who denied Our signs; God seized them, He destroyed them, for their sins (this statement explains the previous one); God is severe in retribution.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

كَدَأْبِ الِ فِرْعَوْنَ

Like the Da'b of the people of Fir`awn.

Ad-Dahhak said that Ibn Abbas said that the Ayah means,

"Like the behavior of the people of Fir`awn."

This is the same Tafsir of Ikrimah, Mujahid, Abu Malik, Ad-Dahhak, and others.

Other scholars said that the Ayah means,

"Like the practice, conduct, likeness of the people of Fir`awn."

These meanings are all plausible,

for the Da'b means practice, behavior, tradition and habit.

The Ayah indicates that the disbelievers will not benefit from their wealth or offspring. Rather, they will perish and be punished.

وَالَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ كَذَّبُواْ بِأيَاتِنَا فَأَخَذَهُمُ اللّهُ بِذُنُوبِهِمْ

and those before them; they belied Our Ayat. So Allah punished them for their sins.

This is the same end the people of Fir`awn and the previous nations met, those who rejected the Messengers, the Ayat, and proofs of Allah that they were sent with.

وَاللّهُ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ



And Allah is severe in punishment.

meaning, His punishment is severe and His torment is painful. None can escape Allah's grasp, nor does anything escape His knowledge. Allah does what He wills and prevails over all things, it is He to Whom everything is humbled and there is no deity worthy of worship, nor any Lord except Him