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Surah Insan Ayat 18 in Arabic Text

عَيْنًۭا فِيهَا تُسَمَّىٰ سَلْسَبِيلًۭا
‘Aynan feeha tusammaa salsabeelaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 18

Sahih International
[From] a fountain within Paradise named Salsabeel.

Yusuf Ali
A fountain there, called Salsabil.

Abul Ala Maududi
drawn from a spring (in Paradise) called Salsabil.

Muhsin Khan
A spring there, called Salsabil.

Pickthall
(The water of) a spring therein, named Salsabil.

Dr. Ghali
Therein is a spring whose name is (called) Salsabîl.

Abdel Haleem
from a spring called Salsabil.

Quran 76 Verse 18 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Insan ayat 18, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(76:18) drawn from a spring (in Paradise) called Salsabil.[20]


20. This is to suit the taste of the Arabs who liked the wineflavored with ginger mixed water. But this flavoring willnot be achieved by adding ginger mixed water to it: it willbe a natural fountain which will have the flavor of gingerbut without its bitterness; Therefore, it will be calledSalsabil, which implies such water as flows gently andpleasantly down the throat on account of its being sweet,light and palatable. Most commentators think that theword salsabil has been used here as an adjective of thefountain and not as a name for it.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Insan verse 18 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Insan ayat 13 which provides the complete commentary from verse 13 through 22.

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