Surah Tariq Ayat 5 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 5
So let man observe from what he was created.
Now let man but think from what he is created!
So let man consider of what he was created.
So let man see from what he is created!
So let man consider from what he is created.
So let man look into what he was created from;
Man should reflect on what he was created from.
Quran 86 Verse 5 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Tariq ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(86:5) So let man consider of what he was created.
2. After inviting man to ponder over the heavens, he is now being invited to consider his own self and see how he has been created, who is it who selects one spermatozoon from among billions of spermatozoa emitted by the father and combines it at some time with one ovum out of a large number of the ova produced by the mother, and thus causes a particular human being to be conceived? Then, who is it who after conception develops it gradually in the mother’s womb until it is delivered in the form of a living child? Then, who is it who in the mother’s womb itself brings about a certain proportion and harmony between its bodily structure and its physical and mental capabilities? Then, who is it who watches over it continuously from birth till death, protects it from disease, accidents and calamities and provides him with countless means of life and opportunities for survival in the world of which he is not even conscious, not to speak of having the power to provide these for himself. Is all this happening without the planning and supervision of One God?
The tafsir of Surah Tariq verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tariq ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 10.
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