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Surah Al-An’am Ayat 86 in Arabic Text

وَإِسْمَـٰعِيلَ وَٱلْيَسَعَ وَيُونُسَ وَلُوطًۭا ۚ وَكُلًّۭا فَضَّلْنَا عَلَى ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ
Wa Ismaa’eela wal Yasa’a wa Yoonusa wa Lootaa; wa kullan faddalnaa ‘alal ‘aalameen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 86

Sahih International
And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot – and all [of them] We preferred over the worlds.

Yusuf Ali
And Isma’il and Elisha, and Jonas, and Lot: and to all We gave favour above the nations:

Abul Ala Maududi
(And of his descendants We guided) Isma’il (Ishmael), al-Yasa’ (Elisha), Yunus (Jonah), and Lut (Lot). And each one of them We favoured over all mankind.

Muhsin Khan
And Isma’il (Ishmael) and Al-Yas’a (Elisha), and Yunus (Jonah) and Lout (Lot), and each one of them We preferred above the ‘Alamin (mankind and jinns) (of their times).

Pickthall
And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot. Each one (of them) did We prefer above (Our) creatures,

Dr. Ghali
And Ismail and Alyasaca and Yunus, and Lut; (Ishmael, Elisha, Jonah and Lot, respectively) and each one We graced over the worlds;

Abdel Haleem
Ishmael, Elisha, Jonah, and Lot. We favoured each one of them over other people,

Quran 6 Verse 86 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-An’am ayat 86, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(6:86) (And of his descendants We guided) Isma’il (Ishmael), al-Yasa’ (Elisha), Yunus (Jonah), and Lut (Lot). And each one of them We favoured over all mankind.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Anam verse 86 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anam ayat 84 which provides the complete commentary from verse 84 through 90.

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