Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 33 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 33
And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming.
It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course.
It is He Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Each of them is floating in its orbit.
And He it is Who has created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each in an orbit floating.
And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. They float, each in an orbit.
And He (is) The One Who created the night and the daytime, and the sun and the moon, each swimming in an orbit.
It is He who created night and day, the sun and the moon, each floating in its orbit.
Quran 21 Verse 33 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anbiya ayat 33, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(21:33) It is He Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Each of them is floating in its orbit.
35. The use of the words kullun (all) and yasbahun (float) in the plural (for more than two) indicates that not only the sun and the moon but all the heavenly bodies are floating in their own separate orbits and none of them is fixed or stationary. These (verses 30-33) are capable of being interpreted in the modern scientific terms in accordance with the present day conceptions of Physics, Biology and Astronomy.
Here it should also be noted that( verses 19-23) refute shirk while verses 30-33 present positive proofs of Tauhid. They imply that the creation and regular functioning of the universe clearly show that it is the work of One All- Powerful Creator, and no sensible person can say that it has been created as a mere pastime for the sake of fun. When the fact is this and you see proofs of the doctrine of Tauhid all around you, in the earth and heavens, why do you reject the message of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and demand other signs from him.
The tafsir of Surah Anbiya verse 33 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anbiya ayat 30 which provides the complete commentary from verse 30 through 33.
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