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Surah Insan Ayat 28 in Arabic Text

نَّحْنُ خَلَقْنَـٰهُمْ وَشَدَدْنَآ أَسْرَهُمْ ۖ وَإِذَا شِئْنَا بَدَّلْنَآ أَمْثَـٰلَهُمْ تَبْدِيلًا
Nahnu khalaqnaahum wa shadadnaaa asrahum wa izaa shi’naa baddalnaaa amsaala hum tabdeelaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 28

Sahih International
We have created them and strengthened their forms, and when We will, We can change their likenesses with [complete] alteration.

Yusuf Ali
It is We Who created them, and We have made their joints strong; but, when We will, We can substitute the like of them by a complete change.

Abul Ala Maududi
We created them and strengthened their joints; and whenever We wish, We can change their faces entirely.

Muhsin Khan
It is We Who created them, and We have made them of strong built. And when We will, We can replace them with others like them with a complete replacement.

Pickthall
We, even We, created them, and strengthened their frame. And when We will, We can replace them, bringing others like them in their stead.

Dr. Ghali
We, Ever We, created them, and We have upheld their frames; and when We (so) decide, We will exchange their likes, an (easy) exchange.

Abdel Haleem
Yet We created them; We strengthened their constitution; if We please, We can replace such people completely.

Quran 76 Verse 28 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Insan ayat 28, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(76:28) We created them and strengthened their joints; and whenever We wish, We can change their faces entirely.[32]


32. The sentence, “And when We will, We can replacewith others like them with a complete replacement” canhave several meanings:

(1) That whenever We please We can destroy them andreplace them by other people of their own kind, who will bedifferent from them in conduct;

(2) That whenever We please We can change their forms;that is, just as We can make someone healthy and sound inbody, so also We have the power to make somebody aparalytic, cause someone to be struck with facial paralysisand other to fall a victim to some disease or accident andbecome a cripple permanently;

(3) That whenever We will We can recreate them in someother form after death.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Insan verse 28 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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