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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 80 in Arabic Text

وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى يُحْىِۦ وَيُمِيتُ وَلَهُ ٱخْتِلَـٰفُ ٱلَّيْلِ وَٱلنَّهَارِ ۚ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ
Wa Huwal lazee yuhyee wa yumeetu wa lahukh tilaaful laili wannahaar; afalaa ta’qiloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 80

Sahih International
And it is He who gives life and causes death, and His is the alternation of the night and the day. Then will you not reason?

Yusuf Ali
It is He Who gives life and death, and to Him (is due) the alternation of Night and Day: will ye not then understand?

Abul Ala Maududi
It is He Who gives life and causes death, and He holds mastery over the alternation of night and day. Do you not understand this?

Muhsin Khan
And it is He Who gives life and causes death, and His is the alternation of night and day. Will you not then understand?

Pickthall
And He it is Who giveth life and causeth death, and His is the difference of night and day. Have ye then no sense?

Dr. Ghali
And He is The One Who gives life and makes to die, and to Him belongs the alternation of night and daytime; will you then not consider?.

Abdel Haleem
it is He who gives life and death; the alternation of night and day depends on Him; will you not use your minds?

Quran 23 Verse 80 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 80, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:80) It is He Who gives life and causes death, and He holds mastery over the alternation of night and day.[75] Do you not understand this?[76]


75. If one makes the right use of his faculties and observes these things properly, he can find the truth, for it is obvious that the great mechanism of the universe could not have come into existence by a mere accident. There must be its Creator who need not have any associates or partners and that the universe could not have been created without a purpose as a mere sport. The very existence of a wonderful, rational thinking and feeling creature, man, who has been delegated with powers, is a clear proof that his real life will not come to an end at death.

76. Here attention is being drawn to the proof of both Tauhid and life after death, and in the other phenomena cited to the refutation of both shirk and rejection of the Hereafter.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 80 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 76 which provides the complete commentary from verse 76 through 83.

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