١٣٧. قَدْ خَلَتْ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ سُنَنٌ فَسِيرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ فَانْظُرُوا كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ
137. Qad khalat min qablikum sunanun faseeroo fee alardi faonthuroo kayfa kana AAaqibatu almukaththibeena
English Translation
Similar situations [as yours] have passed on before you, so proceed throughout the earth and observe how was the end of those who denied.
There have been many dispensations before you; so travel in the land and see what befell those who denied the truth.
Some traditions have been tried before you – therefore travel in the land and see what sort of fate befell those who denied.
Divers institutions have passed away before you; journey in the land, and behold how was the end of those that cried lies.
Dispensations have gone forth before you go about then on the earth, and behold what wise hath been the end of the beliers!
Many similar ways (and mishaps of life) were faced by nations (believers and disbelievers) that have passed away before you (as you have faced in the battle of Uhud), so travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who disbelieved (in the Oneness of Allah, and disobeyed Him and His Messengers).
Many societies have passed away before you. So travel the earth and note the fate of the deniers.
Many eras have passed before you. Go about, then, in the land and behold the end of those who gave the lie to (the directives and ordinances of Allah).
Many similar ways (and mishaps of life) were faced [by nations (believers and disbelievers) that have passed away] before you, so travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who denied.
Systems have passed away before you. Do but travel in the land and see the nature of the consequence for those who did deny (the messengers).
Certain [Divine] precedents have passed before you. So travel through the land and observe how was the fate of the deniers.
There have been examples before you. Journey in the land and see what was the fate of the liars.
Different traditions existed in the past. Travel in the land and find out about the fate of those who rejected the Truth.
Indeed there have been examples before you; therefore travel in the earth and see what was the end of the rejecters.
There are many examples [of the communities] that have passed away before you: travel through the land, and see what was the end of those who rejected the Truth.
Many were the Ways of Life that have passed away before you: travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth.
Surah 3
Quran Surah Aal-i-Imraan ( Verse 137 ) with English Translation قَدْ خَلَتْ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ سُنَنٌ فَسِيرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ فَانْظُرُوا كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ