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سورة الشعراء

26. Ash-Shuara

The Poets

Total verses: 227
Revealed in: Mecca

- Saheeh International (English)
- Mawlana Fateh Muhammad Jalandhari (Urdu)

The surah that mentions the aimless meandering of unbelieving Poets in their creative effort to versify, and how their own actions belie their artistic messages, though it exempts from this censure poets who are believers and act with justice and righteousness. It takes its name from verse 224 ff. concerning the poets (shuʿarāʾ). The surah talks about the disbelievers who belittle the Quran, and gives examples of God’s power and grace in nature. It recounts several stories of earlier prophets, the reactions of their people, and punishments that afflicted them, ending by confirming the divine origin of the Quran. It is not something brought down by the jinn, nor is it poetry.

- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic)
- Ibrahim Walk (English)
- Shamshad Ali Khan (Urdu)
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Tafsir (Bayanul Quran):
Detailed verse by verse explanation of Quran in Urdu by Late Dr. Israr Ahmad.

أَتَأْتُونَ الذُّكْرَانَ مِنَ الْعَالَمِينَ ﴿١٦٥﴾
١٦٥ - کیا تم اہل عالم میں سے لڑکوں پر مائل ہوتے ہو .
[26:165] Do you approach males among the worlds
[Transliteration] Ataatoonaz zukraana minal 'aalameen
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وَتَذَرُونَ مَا خَلَقَ لَكُمْ رَبُّكُمْ مِنْ أَزْوَاجِكُمْ ۚ بَلْ أَنْتُمْ قَوْمٌ عَادُونَ ﴿١٦٦﴾
١٦٦ - اور تمہارے پروردگار نے جو تمہارے لئے تمہاری بیویاں پیدا کی ہیں ان کو چھوڑ دیتے ہو۔ حقیقت یہ ہے کہ تم حد سے نکل جانے والے ہو .
[26:166] And leave what your Lord has created for you as mates? But you are a people transgressing."
[Transliteration] Wa tazaroona maa khalaqa lakum Rabbukum min azwaajikum, bal antum qawmun 'aadoon
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