Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 34 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 34
And We did not grant to any man before you eternity [on earth]; so if you die – would they be eternal?
We granted not to any man before thee permanent life (here): if then thou shouldst die, would they live permanently?
(O Muhammad), We did not grant everlasting life to any human being even before you. If you were to die, will they live for ever?
And We granted not to any human being immortality before you (O Muhammad SAW), then if you die, would they live forever?
We appointed immortality for no mortal before thee. What! if thou diest, can they be immortal!
And in no way did We make eternity to (Or: for) any mortal even before you. So, in case you die, are they then the eternal ones?
We have not granted everlasting life to any other human being before you either [Muhammad]- if you die, will [the disbelievers] live for ever?
آپ سے پہلے کسی انسان کو بھی ہم نے ہمیشگی نہیں دی، کیا اگر آپ مرگئے تو وه ہمیشہ کے لئے ره جائیں گے
Quran 21 Verse 34 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anbiya ayat 34, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(21:34) (O Muhammad), We did not grant everlasting life to any human being even before you. If you were to die, will they live for ever?
36. From here the same theme of the conflict between the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the disbelievers, that was interrupted by (Surah Al-Anbiya, ayat 19-33), has been resumed.
34. And We granted not to any human being immortality before you; then if you die, would they live forever 35. Everyone is going to taste death, and We shall test you with evil and with good by way of trial. And to Us you will be returned.
(And We granted not to any human being immortality before you;) means, O Muhammad.
(immortality) means, in this world. On the contrary,
(Whatsoever is on it (the earth) will perish. And the Face of your Lord full of majesty and honor will remain forever.) ﴿55:26-27﴾.
(then if you die) means, O Muhammad,
(would they live forever) means, they hope that they will live forever after you, but that will not happen; everything will pass away. So Allah says:
(Everyone is going to taste death,)
(and We shall test you with evil and with good by way of trial. ) Meaning, “We shall test you, sometimes with difficulties and sometimes with ease, to see who will give thanks and who will be ungrateful, who will have patience and who will despair.” `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported from Ibn `Abbas:
(and We shall test you) means, We will test you,
(with evil and with good by way of trial.) means, with difficulties and with times of prosperity, with health and sickness, with richness and poverty, with lawful and unlawful, obedience and sin, with guidance and misguidance.
(And to Us you will be returned.) means, and We will requite you according to your deeds.
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