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Surah Al-An’am Ayat 36 in Arabic Text

إِنَّمَا يَسْتَجِيبُ ٱلَّذِينَ يَسْمَعُونَ ۘ وَٱلْمَوْتَىٰ يَبْعَثُهُمُ ٱللَّهُ ثُمَّ إِلَيْهِ يُرْجَعُونَ
Innamaa yastajeebul lazeena yasma’oon; walmawtaa yab’asuhumul laahu summa ilaihi yurja’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 36

Sahih International
Only those who hear will respond. But the dead – Allah will resurrect them; then to Him they will be returned.

Yusuf Ali
Those who listen (in truth), be sure, will accept: as to the dead, Allah will raise them up; then will they be turned unto Him.

Abul Ala Maududi
Only they who listen can respond to the call of the Truth; as for the dead, Allah will raise them and then to Him they will be returned.

Muhsin Khan
It is only those who listen (to the Message of Prophet Muhammad SAW), will respond (benefit from it), but as for the dead (disbelievers), Allah will raise them up, then to Him they will be returned (for their recompense).

Pickthall
Only those can accept who hear. As for the dead, Allah will raise them up; then unto Him they will be returned.

Dr. Ghali
Surely the ones who will respond are only the ones who hear. And the dead, Allah will make them rise again. thereafter to Him they will be returned.

Abdel Haleem
Only those who can hear will respond; as for the dead, God will raise them up, and to Him they will all be returned.

Quran 6 Verse 36 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-An’am ayat 36, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(6:36) Only they who listen can respond to the call of the Truth; as for the dead,[25] Allah will raise them and then to Him they will be returned.


25. ‘Those who hear’ refers to those whose consciences are alive, who have not atrophied their intellect and reason, and who have not closed their hearts to the Truth out of irrational prejudice and menta! inflexibility. In contrast to such people are those who are characterized as ‘dead’ – who blindly follow the old familiar beaten tracks, and can never deviate from the ways they have inherited, even when these ways are plainly at variance with the Truth.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Anam verse 36 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anam ayat 33 which provides the complete commentary from verse 33 through 36.

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