Surah 6 «Al An'am», Ayah 42

Verse 42 of Surah Al An'am (6:42) with Arabic text, transcription, and translation.

وَلَقَدۡ أَرۡسَلۡنَآ إِلَىٰٓ أُمَمٖ مِّن قَبۡلِكَ فَأَخَذۡنَٰهُم بِٱلۡبَأۡسَآءِ وَٱلضَّرَّآءِ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَتَضَرَّعُونَ ٤٢
Wa Laqad 'Arsalnā 'Ilá 'Umamin Min Qablika Fa'akhadhnāhum Bil-Ba'sā'i Wa Ađ-Đarrā'i La`allahum Yatađarra`ūna

Sahih International

And We have already sent [messengers] to nations before you, [O Muhammad]; then We seized them with poverty and hardship that perhaps they might humble themselves [to Us].

Abdul Haleem

We sent messengers before you [Prophet] to many communities and afflicted their people with suffering and hardships, so that they could learn humility.

Mohsin Khan/Hilali

Verily, We sent (Messengers) to many nations before you (O Muhammad SAW). And We seized them with extreme poverty (or loss in wealth) and loss in health with calamities so that they might believe with humility.

Taqi Usmani

We did send messengers to communities before you and put them to hardships and sufferings, so that they may supplicate in humility.


We have sent already unto peoples that were before thee, and We visited them with tribulation and adversity, in order that they might grow humble.


Before thee We sent (messengers) to many nations, and We afflicted the nations with suffering and adversity, that they might learn humility.