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كَذَّبَتۡ
Denied
قَبۡلَهُمۡ
before them
قَوۡمُ
(the) people
نُوحٖ
(of) Nuh
وَعَادٞ
and Aad
وَفِرۡعَوۡنُ
and Firaun
ذُو
(the) owner
ٱلۡأَوۡتَادِ
(of) the stakes
كَذَّبَتۡ
Denied
قَبۡلَهُمۡ
before them
قَوۡمُ
(the) people
نُوحٖ
(of) Nuh
وَعَادٞ
and Aad
وَفِرۡعَوۡنُ
and Firaun
ذُو
(the) owner
ٱلۡأَوۡتَادِ
(of) the stakes

Translation

Before them (were many who) rejected messengers,- the people of Noah, and 'Ad, and Pharaoh, the Lord of Stakes,

Tafsir

Before them the people of Noah denied (the inflection of [the verb kadhdabat, 'denied', that is governed by] qawmu, 'people', is in the feminine person because of the [implicit] sense), and [so did those of] 'aad and Pharaoh, he of the stakes - he used to fix four stakes for the person who incurred his wrath and tie to these [stakes] that person's hands and feet and then torture him -

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