Ayah

Word by Word
إِنَّآ
Indeed We
أَرۡسَلۡنَا
[We] sent
عَلَيۡهِمۡ
upon them
صَيۡحَةٗ
thunderous blast
وَٰحِدَةٗ
single
فَكَانُواْ
and they became
كَهَشِيمِ
like dry twig fragments
ٱلۡمُحۡتَظِرِ
(used by) a fence builder
إِنَّآ
Indeed We
أَرۡسَلۡنَا
[We] sent
عَلَيۡهِمۡ
upon them
صَيۡحَةٗ
thunderous blast
وَٰحِدَةٗ
single
فَكَانُواْ
and they became
كَهَشِيمِ
like dry twig fragments
ٱلۡمُحۡتَظِرِ
(used by) a fence builder

Translation

For We sent against them a single Mighty Blast, and they became like the dry stubble used by one who pens cattle.

Tafsir

Indeed We unleashed upon them a single Cry, and they became like the chaff of a corral builder (almuhtazir is one who makes a pen from dried tree-branches and thorns for his sheep, to protect them from wolves and beasts of prey; the fallen parts which they tread are called hasheem).

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