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Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 8 in Arabic Text

وَمَا جَعَلْنَـٰهُمْ جَسَدًۭا لَّا يَأْكُلُونَ ٱلطَّعَامَ وَمَا كَانُوا۟ خَـٰلِدِينَ
Wa maa ja’alnaahum jasadal laa ya’kuloonat ta’aama wa maa kaanoo khaalideen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 8

Sahih International
And We did not make the prophets forms not eating food, nor were they immortal [on earth].

Yusuf Ali
Nor did We give them bodies that ate no food, nor were they exempt from death.

Abul Ala Maududi
We did not endow the Messengers with bodies that would need no food; nor were they immortals.

Muhsin Khan
And We did not create them (the Messengers, with) bodies that ate not food, nor were they immortals,

Pickthall
We gave them not bodies that would not eat food, nor were they immortals.

Dr. Ghali
And in no way did We make them (corporeal) forms that would not eat food, and in no way were they eternally (abiding).

Abdel Haleem
We did not give them bodies that ate no food, nor were they immortal.

Quran 21 Verse 8 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anbiya ayat 8, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(21:8) We did not endow the Messengers with bodies that would need no food; nor were they immortals.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Anbiya verse 8 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anbiya ayat 7 which provides the complete commentary from verse 7 through 9.

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