Ayah

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وَكَانَ
And were
فِي
in
ٱلۡمَدِينَةِ
the city
تِسۡعَةُ
nine
رَهۡطٖ
family heads
يُفۡسِدُونَ
they were spreading corruption
فِي
in
ٱلۡأَرۡضِ
the land
وَلَا
and not
يُصۡلِحُونَ
reforming
وَكَانَ
And were
فِي
in
ٱلۡمَدِينَةِ
the city
تِسۡعَةُ
nine
رَهۡطٖ
family heads
يُفۡسِدُونَ
they were spreading corruption
فِي
in
ٱلۡأَرۡضِ
the land
وَلَا
and not
يُصۡلِحُونَ
reforming

Translation

There were in the city nine men of a family, who made mischief in the land, and would not reform.

Tafsir

And there were in the city, the city of Thamood, a band of nine men, that is, [nine] men, who were causing corruption in the land, with acts of disobedience, which included their corroding of dinar and dirham coins [rendering them worthless], and did not reform [their ways], through obedience [to God].

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