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Surah MULK Ayah 19 in Arabic Text:

أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا إِلَى الطَّيْرِ فَوْقَهُمْ صَافَّاتٍ وَيَقْبِضْنَ ۚ مَا يُمْسِكُهُنَّ إِلَّا الرَّحْمَٰنُ ۚ إِنَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ بَصِيرٌ

Transliteration:

Awalam yaraw ilat tairi fawqahum saaaffaatinw wa yaqbidn; maa yumsikuhunna il’lar rahmaan; innahoo bikulli shai in baseer

 

English Translation:

DR. GHALI And have they not regarded the birds above them outstretching (Or: in ranks) (their wings), and contracting (Or: spreading “or” folding their wings) (them)? In no way can anyone hold them except The All-Merciful; surely He is Ever-Beholding everything.

MUHSIN KHAN Do they not see the birds above them, spreading out their wings and folding them in? None upholds them except the Most Gracious (Allâh). Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything.

PICKTHALL Have they not seen the birds above them spreading out their wings and closing them? Naught upholdeth them save the Beneficent. Lo! He is Seer of all things.

SAHIH INTERNATIONAL Do they not see the birds above them with wings outspread and [sometimes] folded in? None holds them [aloft] except the Most Merciful. Indeed He is, of all things, Seeing.

YUSUF ALI Do they not observe the birds above them, spreading their wings and folding them in? None can uphold them except (Allah) Most Gracious: truly it is He that watches over all things.

MUFTI TAQI USMANI Have they not looked to the birds above them spreading their wings, and (at times) they fold (them) in? No one holds them up except the Rahman (the All-Merciful Allah). Surely He is watchful of every thing.

ABDUL HALEEM Do they not see the birds above them spreading and closing their wings? It is only the Lord of Mercy who holds them up: He watches over everything.

ABUL ALA MAUDUDI Have they not seen birds above them spreading and closing their wings, with none holding them except the Merciful One? He oversees everything.

DR. MUSTAFA KHATTAB Have they not seen the birds above them, spreading and folding their wings? None holds them up except the Most Compassionate. Indeed, He is All-Seeing of everything.

Surah Mulk Ayat 19 Tafseer / Commentary

Here you can expand your knowledge on ayah 19 of Surah Mulk by reading both the tafsir of Ibn Kathir and Abul Ala Maududi.

This section is for those looking to find explanation of verse 19 and gain more insight to the background or significance of this verse.

 

Tafsir of Surah Mulk Ayat 19 – By Abul Ala Maududi

(67:19) Have they not seen birds above them spreading and closing their wings, with none holding them except the Merciful One? [29] He oversees everything. [30]


29. That is, each bird that flies in the air, does so in the protection of the All-Merciful God. He it is Who has given to each bird the form and structure by which it became able to fly. He it is Who has taught each bird the method to fly. He it is Who has made the air obey the laws by which it became possible for the heavier than air bodies to fly in it, and He it is Who upholds every bird in the air, otherwise the moment Allah withdraws His protection from it, it drops to the ground.

30. That is, this is not confined only to birds, but whatever exists in the world, exists because of Allah’s keeping and guardianship. He alone provides the means necessary for the existence of everything, and He alone keeps watch that everything created by Him is provided with the necessities of life.

Surah Mulk Tafsir by Ibn Kathir – Ayat 16-19

The tafsir of ayat 16-19 of Surah Mulk is provided on this page.