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Surah Balad Ayat 9 in Arabic Text

وَلِسَانًۭا وَشَفَتَيْنِ
Wa lisaananw wa shafatayn

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 9

Sahih International
And a tongue and two lips?

Yusuf Ali
And a tongue, and a pair of lips?-

Abul Ala Maududi
and a tongue and two lips?

Muhsin Khan
And a tongue and a pair of lips?

And a tongue and two lips,

Dr. Ghali
And a tongue, and two lips,

Abdel Haleem
a tongue, lips,

Quran 90 Verse 9 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Balad ayat 9, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(90:9) and a tongue and two lips?[9]

9. That is, have We not given him the means of obtaining knowledge and wisdom? Two eyes does not imply the eyes of the cow and buffalo, but human eyes, which if used intelligently can help man see all around himself those signs which lead to the reality and distinguish the right from the wrong. The tongue and lips do not merely imply the instruments of speech but the rational mind behind these instruments which performs the functions of thinking and understanding and then uses them for expressing its ideas, motives and designs.


The tafsir of Surah Balad verse 9 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Balad ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 10.

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