Surah Adiyat Ayat 6 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 6
Indeed mankind, to his Lord, is ungrateful.
Truly man is, to his Lord, ungrateful;
Verily man is most ungrateful to his Lord;
Verily! Man (disbeliever) is ungrateful to his Lord;
Lo! man is an ingrate unto his Lord
Surely man is indeed ungrateful to his Lord;
man is ungrateful to his Lord––
Quran 100 Verse 6 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Adiyat ayat 6, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(100:6) Verily man is most ungrateful to his Lord;
4. This is for which an oath has been sworn by the horses, which run with panting breath and dash off sparks at night, then raising dust rush to assault a settlement at dawn and penetrate into the enemy host. It is astonishing to note that a large number of the commentators have taken these horses to imply the horses of the Muslim fighters and the enemy host to imply the host of disbelievers, whereas the oath has been sworn to impress the point that man is highly ungrateful to his Lord. Now, obviously, in the course of Jihad for the sake of Allah, the rushing forth of the fighters’ horses and their assaulting a host of disbelievers all of a sudden, does not at all support the point that man is ungrateful to his Lord, nor the following sentences, viz. man himself is a witness to it, and he loves the worldly wealth with all his heart, apply to the people who go out to fight in the cause of Allah. Therefore, one will have to admit that the oaths sworn in the first five verses of this Surah, refer, in fact, to the general bloodshed, looting and plunder prevalent in Arabia at that time. In the pre-Islamic days of ignorance the night was a very dreadful thing: in it the people of every tribe and settlement apprehended the danger of a sudden attack by some unknown enemy, and when the light of day appeared they would heave a sigh of relief that the night had passed in peace. The tribes did not fight only retaliatory wars but different tribes also raided others in order to deprive them of their worldly goods and herds and to capture their women and children to be made slaves. This kind of tyranny and plunder was carried out mostly by means of the horses, which Allah is presenting here as an argument for the fact that man is ungrateful to his Lord. That is the powers which man is employing for fighting, shedding blood and plundering had not been given him by God for this purpose. Therefore this indeed is sheer ingratitude that the resources granted by Allah and the power given by Him should be used for causing chaos and corruption to spread in the earth, which Allah abhors.
The tafsir of Surah Adiyat verse 6 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Adiyat ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 11.
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