Surah Al-Hijr Ayat 28 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 28
And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, “I will create a human being out of clay from an altered black mud.
Behold! thy Lord said to the angels: “I am about to create man, from sounding clay from mud moulded into shape;
Recall when your Lord said to the angels: “I will indeed bring into being a human being out of dry ringing clay wrought from black mud.
And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: “I am going to create a man (Adam) from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud.
And (remember) when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am creating a mortal out of potter’s clay of black mud altered,
And as your Lord said to the Angels, “Surely I am creating a mortal of dry clay of mud modeled.
Your Lord said to the angels, ‘I will create a mortal out of dried clay, formed from dark mud.
اور جب تیرے پروردگار نے فرشتوں سے فرمایا کہ میں ایک انسان کو کالی اور سڑی ہوئی کھنکھناتی مٹی سے پیدا کرنے واﻻ ہوں
Quran 15 Verse 28 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Hijr ayat 28, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(15:28) Recall when your Lord said to the angels: “I will indeed bring into being a human being out of dry ringing clay wrought from black mud.
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
28. And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: “I am going to create a man (Adam) from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud. ” 29. “So, when I have fashioned him completely and breathed into him (Adam) of My spirit (the soul which I created for him,) then fall down, prostrating yourselves before him.” 30. So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together. 31. Except Iblis (Shaytan) – he refused to be among the prostrate. 32. (Allah said: “O Iblis! What is your reason for not being among the prostrate” 33. Iblis ﴾said: “I am not one to prostrate myself to a human, whom You created from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud.”
Allah informs us of how He mentioned Adam to His angels before He created him, and how He honored him by commanding the angels to prostrate to him. He mentions how His enemy Iblis, amidst all the angels, refused to prostrate to him out of envy, disbelief, stubbornness, arrogance, and false pride. This is why Iblis said:
(I am not one to prostrate myself to a human, whom You created from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud.) this is like when he said,
(I am better than him (Adam), You created me from Fire and him You created from clay.)(7:12) and
(“Do you see this one whom You have honored above me…”) ﴿17:62﴾
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