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Surah Ankabut Ayat 63 in Arabic Text

وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُم مَّن نَّزَّلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءًۭ فَأَحْيَا بِهِ ٱلْأَرْضَ مِنۢ بَعْدِ مَوْتِهَا لَيَقُولُنَّ ٱللَّهُ ۚ قُلِ ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ۚ بَلْ أَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ
Wa la’in sa altahum man nazzala minas samaaa’i maaa’an fa ahyaa bihil arda min ba’di mawtihaa la yaqoolunnal laah; qulil hamdu lillah; bal aksaruhum laa ya’qiloon (section 6)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 63

Sahih International
And if you asked them, “Who sends down rain from the sky and gives life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness?” they would surely say ” Allah.” Say, “Praise to Allah “; but most of them do not reason.

Yusuf Ali
And if indeed thou ask them who it is that sends down rain from the sky, and gives life therewith to the earth after its death, they will certainly reply, “Allah!” Say, “Praise be to Allah!” But most of them understand not.

Abul Ala Maududi
If you were to ask them: “Who sent down water from the sky and therewith revived the earth after its death?” they will certainly say: “Allah.” Say: “To Allah alone be praise and thanks.” But most people do not understand.

Muhsin Khan
If you were to ask them: “Who sends down water (rain) from the sky, and gives life therewith to the earth after its death?” They will surely reply: “Allah.” Say: “All the praises and thanks be to Allah!” Nay! Most of them have no sense.

Pickthall
And if thou wert to ask them: Who causeth water to come down from the sky, and therewith reviveth the earth after its death? they verily would say: Allah. Say: Praise be to Allah! But most of them have no sense.

Dr. Ghali
And indeed in case you were to ask them, “Who has been sending down from the heaven water, so therewith gives life to the earth even after its death?” Indeed they would definitely say, ” Allah.” Say, “Praise be to Allah.” No indeed, (but) most of them do not consider.

Abdel Haleem
If you ask them, ‘Who sends water down from the sky and gives life with it to the earth after it has died?’ they are sure to say, ‘God.’ Say, ‘Praise belongs to God!’ Truly, most of them do not use their reason.

Quran 29 Verse 63 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ankabut ayat 63, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(29:63) If you were to ask them: “Who sent down water from the sky and therewith revived the earth after its death?” they will certainly say: “Allah.” Say: “To Allah alone be praise and thanks.”[101] But most people do not understand.


101. Here the word al-hamdu-lillah (Praise be to Allah) gives two meanings: (1) “When all this is done by Allah, then He alone is worthy of all praise, and none else”, and (2) “Thank God that you yourselves also admit this.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ankabut verse 63 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ankabut ayat 61 which provides the complete commentary from verse 61 through 63.

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