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Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 69 in Arabic Text

قُلۡنَا يَٰنَارُ كُونِي بَرۡدٗا وَسَلَٰمًا عَلَىٰٓ إِبۡرَٰهِيمَ
Qulnaa yaa naaru koonee bardanw wa salaaman ‘alaaa Ibraaheem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 69

Sahih International
Allah said, “O fire, be coolness and safety upon Abraham.”

Yusuf Ali
We said, “O Fire! be thou cool, and (a means of) safety for Abraham!”

Abul Ala Maududi
We said: “O fire, become coolness and safety for Abraham.”

Muhsin Khan
We (Allah) said: “O fire! Be you coolness and safety for Ibrahim (Abraham)!”

Pickthall
We said: O fire, be coolness and peace for Abraham,

Dr. Ghali
We said, “O fire, be coolness and peace upon Ibrahîm!”

Abdel Haleem
But We said, ‘Fire, be cool and safe for Abraham.’

Quran 21 Verse 69 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anbiya ayat 69, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(21:69) We said: “O fire, become coolness and safety for Abraham.”[62]


62. Though this is one of those miracles which have been clearly stated in the Quran, there are people who try to prove that there was no such miracle at all. According to this passage (Ayats 68-70), Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) was actually threatened to be burnt alive and he was accordingly thrown into the burning fire, but Allah ordered the fire to become cool and harmless for him. In the face of the clear words of the Quran, these people deny this miracle because according to them it is impossible even for Allah to go beyond the routine of the physical laws. They say that miracles cannot appeal to the rationalists of the modern age, and therefore these should be interpreted in accordance with physical laws. They forget that according to the Quran, Allah is able to do everything, and He does extraordinary and unusual things which cannot be explained by science. Therefore they should accept the Quran as it is or discard it, but they should not twist it to suit their so called rationalism.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Anbiya verse 69 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anbiya ayat 68 which provides the complete commentary from verse 68 through 70.

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