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Surah Insan Ayat 26 in Arabic Text

وَمِنَ ٱلَّيْلِ فَٱسْجُدْ لَهُۥ وَسَبِّحْهُ لَيْلًۭا طَوِيلًا
Wa minal laili fasjud lahoo wa sabbihhu lailan taweelaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 26

Sahih International
And during the night prostrate to Him and exalt Him a long [part of the] night.

Yusuf Ali
And part of the night, prostrate thyself to Him; and glorify Him a long night through.

Abul Ala Maududi
and prostrate yourself before Him at night, and extol His Glory during the long watches of the night.

Muhsin Khan
And during night, prostrate yourself to Him (i.e. the offering of Maghrib and ‘Isha’ prayers), and glorify Him a long night through (i.e. Tahajjud prayer).

And worship Him (a portion) of the night. And glorify Him through the livelong night.

Dr. Ghali
And (part) of the night; so prostrate yourself to Him, and extol Him through the long night.

Abdel Haleem
bow down before Him, and glorify Him at length by night.

Quran 76 Verse 26 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Insan ayat 26, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(76:26) and prostrate yourself before Him at night, and extol His Glory during the long watches of the night.[30]

30. The rule followed in the Quran is that wherever theMuslims have been exhorted to show patience against thedisbelievers, immediately after it they have beencommanded to remember Allah much and to observe thePrayer, which automatically implies that the power neededto meet the resistance of the enemies of the truth in the wayof true faith can be obtained only by this means. Toremember Allah morning and evening may also implyremembering Allah always but when the command toremember Allah at specific times is given, it implies thesalat (Prayer). In this verse, bukrah means the morning andasil the time from the sun’s decline till sunset, whichobviously covers the Zuhr and the Asr times. Night startsafter sunset; therefore, the command “to prostrate yourselfin the night” would apply to both the Maghrib and the IshaPrayers. Then, the command “to glorify Allah in the longhours of night”, clearly points to the time of the TahajjudPrayer. see (E.Ns 92-97 of Surah Bani Israil),(E.N. 2 of Surah Al-Muzzammil). This also shows that these havebeen the Prayer times in Islam from the beginning.However, the command making the Prayer obligatory fivetimes a day with fixed times and number of rakahs wasgiven on the occasion of miraj (ascension).


The tafsir of Surah Al-Insan verse 26 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Insan ayat 23 which provides the complete commentary from verse 23 through 31.

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