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Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 37 in Arabic Text

خُلِقَ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنُ مِنۡ عَجَلٖۚ سَأُوْرِيكُمۡ ءَايَٰتِي فَلَا تَسۡتَعۡجِلُونِ
Khuliqal insaanu min ‘ajal; sa ureekum Aayaatee falaa tasta’jiloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 37

Sahih International
Man was created of haste. I will show you My signs, so do not impatiently urge Me.

Yusuf Ali
Man is a creature of haste: soon (enough) will I show you My Signs; then ye will not ask Me to hasten them!

Abul Ala Maududi
Man is hasty by nature. I shall certainly show you My Signs. Do not ask Me to be hasty.

Muhsin Khan
Man is created of haste, I will show you My Ayat (torments, proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.). So ask Me not to hasten (them).

Pickthall
Man is made of haste. I shall show you My portents, but ask Me not to hasten.

Dr. Ghali
Man was created of haste. Soon I will show you My signs, so do not ask Me to hasten.

Abdel Haleem
Man was created hasty: I will show you My signs soon, so do not ask Me to hasten them.

Quran 21 Verse 37 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anbiya ayat 37, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(21:37) Man is hasty by nature.[41] I shall certainly show you My Signs.[42] Do not ask Me to be hasty.


41. This is not the literal translation of the text; its purport according to the Arabic usage is: Man is a hasty and impatient creature by his very nature. The same thing has been stated in (Surah Al-Isra, Ayat 11): Man is very hasty and impatient.

42. From the succeeding sentences it is obvious that signs here stands for the things that have been mentioned therein, the threat of the scourge of Allah, Resurrection and Hell. They made fun of these, as if to say: This man threatens us with the scourge of Allah and the torment of the Day of Resurrection if we deny him and that we shall become fuel of Hell, but nothing of the sort has befallen us. We are as strong as ever and nothing seems to be happening.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Anbiya verse 37 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anbiya ayat 36 which provides the complete commentary from verse 36 through 37.

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