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Surah Al-An’am Ayat 154 in Arabic Text

ثُمَّ ءَاتَيْنَا مُوسَى ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ تَمَامًا عَلَى ٱلَّذِىٓ أَحْسَنَ وَتَفْصِيلًۭا لِّكُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ وَهُدًۭى وَرَحْمَةًۭ لَّعَلَّهُم بِلِقَآءِ رَبِّهِمْ يُؤْمِنُونَ
Summa aatainaa Moosal Kitaaba tammaaman ‘alal lazeee ahsana wa tafseelal likulli shai’inw wa hudanw wa rahmatal la’allahum biliqaaa’i Rabbihim yu’minoon (section 19)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 154

Sahih International
Then We gave Moses the Scripture, making complete [Our favor] upon the one who did good and as a detailed explanation of all things and as guidance and mercy that perhaps in [the matter of] the meeting with their Lord they would believe.

Yusuf Ali
Moreover, We gave Moses the Book, completing (Our favour) to those who would do right, and explaining all things in detail,- and a guide and a mercy, that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord.

Abul Ala Maududi
Then We gave to Moses the Book, completing the benediction of Allah upon the one who acts righteously, spelling out everything clearly, a guidance and a mercy; so that they may believe in their meeting with their Lord.

Muhsin Khan
Then, We gave Musa (Moses) the Book [the Taurat (Torah)], to complete (Our Favour) upon those who would do right, and explaining all things in detail and a guidance and a mercy that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord.

Pickthall
Again, We gave the Scripture unto Moses, complete for him who would do good, an explanation of all things, a guidance and a mercy, that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord.

Dr. Ghali
Thereafter We brought Musa (Moses) the Book, perfect for him who does fair (deeds), and expounding everything, and a guidance and a mercy, that possibly they would believe in the meeting with their Lord.

Abdel Haleem
Once again, We gave Moses the Scripture, perfecting [Our favour] for those who do good, explaining everything clearly, as guidance and mercy, so that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord.

Quran 6 Verse 154 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-An’am ayat 154, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(6:154) Then We gave to Moses the Book, completing the benediction of Allah upon the one who acts righteously, spelling out everything clearly, a guidance and a mercy; so that they may believe in their meeting with their Lord.[136]


136. To believe in ‘meeting with the Lord’ signifies the conviction that one is answerable to God, and which leads one to adopt responsible behaviour in life.
The statement made here could mean two things. It might mean that the teachings of the heavenly Book vouchsafed to Moses could itself create a sense of responsibility among the Israelites. Alternatively, it might mean that when ordinary people observe the wonderful way of life prescribed by God, and note the beneficial effects of its merciful dispensation in the lives of righteous people, they will come to realize that belief in the After-life is, in all respects, a better basis for human life than its denial. In this way, their observation and study might turn them from rejection to true faith.

Ibn-Kathir

154. Then, We gave Musa the Book ﴿the Tawrah﴾, complete for that which is best, and explaining all things in detail and a guidance and a mercy that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord. 155. And this is a blessed Book (the Qur’an) which We have sent down, so follow it and have Taqwa, so that you may receive mercy.


Praising the Tawrah and the Qur’an

After Allah described the Qur’an by saying,

﴿وَأَنَّ هَـذَا صِرَطِي مُسْتَقِيمًا فَاتَّبِعُوهُ﴾

(And verily, this is My straight path, so follow it…) He then praised the Tawrah and its Messenger,

﴿ثُمَّ ءاتَيْنَا مُوسَى الْكِتَـبَ﴾

(Then, We gave Musa the Book…) Allah often mentions the Qur’an and the Tawrah together. Allah said,

﴿وَمِن قَبْلِهِ كِتَـبُ مُوسَى إِمَاماً وَرَحْمَةً وَهَـذَا كِتَـبٌ مُّصَدِّقٌ لِّسَاناً عَرَبِيّاً﴾

(And before this was the Scripture of Musa as a guide and a mercy. And this is a confirming Book in the Arabic language.) ﴿46:12﴾. Allah said in the beginning of this Surah,

﴿قُلْ مَنْ أَنزَلَ الْكِتَـبَ الَّذِى جَآءَ بِهِ مُوسَى نُوراً وَهُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ تَجْعَلُونَهُ قَرَطِيسَ تُبْدُونَهَا وَتُخْفُونَ كَثِيراً﴾

(Say: “Who then sent down the Book which Musa brought, a light and a guidance to mankind which you have made into paper sheets, disclosing (some of it) and concealing (much)”) ﴿6:91﴾, and

﴿وَهَـذَا كِتَـبٌ أَنزَلْنَـهُ مُبَارَكٌ﴾

(And this is a blessed Book which we have sent down. ..) ﴿6:92﴾ Allah said about the idolators,

﴿فَلَمَّا جَآءَهُمُ الْحَقُّ مِنْ عِندِنَا قَالُواْ لَوْلا أُوتِىَ مِثْلَ مَآ أُوتِىَ مُوسَى﴾

(But when the truth has come to them from Us, they say: “Why is he not given the like of what was given to Musa”) ﴿28:48﴾. Allah replied,

﴿أَوَلَمْ يَكْفُرُواْ بِمَآ أُوتِىَ مُوسَى مِن قَبْلُ قَالُواْ سِحْرَانِ تَظَـهَرَا وَقَالُواْ إِنَّا بِكُلٍّ كَـفِرُونَ﴾

(“Did they not disbelieve in that which was given to Musa of old” They say: “Two kinds of magic ﴿the Tawrah and the Qur’an﴾, each helping the other!” And they say: “Verily, in both we are disbelievers.”) ﴿28:48﴾ Allah said about the Jinns that they said,

﴿يقَوْمَنَآ إِنَّا سَمِعْنَا كِتَـباً أُنزِلَ مِن بَعْدِ مُوسَى مُصَدِّقاً لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ يَهْدِى إِلَى الْحَقِّ﴾

(“O our people! Verily, we have heard a Book sent down after Musa, confirming what came before it, it guides to the truth.”) ﴿46:30﴾ Allah’s statement,

﴿تَمَامًا عَلَى الَّذِى أَحْسَنَ وَتَفْصِيلاً﴾

(…complete for that which is best, and explaining all things in detail…”) means; `We made the Book that We revealed to Musa, a complete and comprehensive Book, sufficient for what he needs to complete his Law.’ Similarly, Allah said in another Ayah,

﴿وَكَتَبْنَا لَهُ فِى الاٌّلْوَاحِ مِن كُلِّ شَىْءٍ﴾

(And We wrote for him on the Tablets the lesson to be drawn from all things. ) ﴿7:145﴾ Allah’s statement,

﴿عَلَى الَّذِى أَحْسَنَ﴾

(for that which is best,) means: `as a reward for his doing right and obeying Our commands and orders.’ Allah said in other Ayat,

﴿هَلْ جَزَآءُ الإِحْسَـنِ إِلاَّ الإِحْسَـنُ ﴾

(Is there any reward for good other than what is best)﴿55:60﴾,

﴿وَإِذِ ابْتَلَى إِبْرَهِيمَ رَبُّهُ بِكَلِمَـتٍ فَأَتَمَّهُنَّ قَالَ إِنِّى جَـعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ إِمَامًا﴾

(And (remember) when the Lord of Ibrahim tried him with (certain) commands, which he fulfilled. He (Allah) said (to him), “Verily, I am going to make you an Imam for mankind.”) ﴿2:124﴾ and,

﴿وَجَعَلْنَا مِنْهُمْ أَئِمَّةً يَهْدُونَ بِأَمْرِنَا لَمَّا صَبَرُواْ وَكَانُواْ بِـَايَـتِنَا يُوقِنُونَ ﴾

y(And We made from among them (Children of Israel), leaders, giving guidance under Our command, when they were patient and believed with certainty in Our Ayat.) ﴿32:24﴾ Allah said;

﴿وَتَفْصِيلاً لِّكُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً﴾

(and explaining all things in detail and a guidance and a mercy) praising the Book that Allah sent down to Musa, while,

﴿ثُمَّ ءاتَيْنَا مُوسَى الْكِتَـبَ تَمَامًا عَلَى الَّذِى أَحْسَنَ وَتَفْصِيلاً لِّكُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً لَّعَلَّهُم بِلِقَآءِ رَبِّهِمْ يُؤْمِنُونَ – وَهَـذَا كِتَـبٌ أَنزَلْنَـهُ مُبَارَكٌ فَاتَّبِعُوهُ وَاتَّقُواْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ ﴾

(. ..that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord. And this is a blessed Book (the Qur’an) which We have sent down, so follow it and have Taqwa so that you may receive mercy.) This calls to following the Qur’an. Allah encourages His servants to follow His Book (the Qur’an) and orders them to understand it, adhere to it and call to it. He also describes it as being blessed, for those who follow and implement it in this life and the Hereafter, because it is the Firm Rope of Allah.

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