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Surah Rahman Ayat 2 in Arabic Text

لَيْسَ لِوَقْعَتِهَا كَاذِبَةٌ
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English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 2

Sahih International
Taught the Qur’an,

Yusuf Ali
It is He Who has taught the Qur’an.

Abul Ala Maududi
has taught the Qur’an,

Muhsin Khan
Has taught (you mankind) the Quran (by His Mercy).

Pickthall
Hath made known the Qur’an.

Dr. Ghali
He taught the Qur’an.

Abdel Haleem
who taught the Quran.

Quran 55 Verse 2 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Rahman ayat 2, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(55:2) has taught the Qur’an,[1]


1. That is, the teaching of this Quran is not the production of a man’s mind but its Teacher is the Merciful God Himself. Here, there was no need to tell as to whom Allah had imparted this Quranic teaching for the people were hearing it from the tongue of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Therefore, the situation by itself made it evident that the teaching had been imparted to Muhammad (peace be upon him).

To begin the discourse with this sentence is meant, first of all, to tell that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) himself is not its author, but its Teacher is Allah Almighty. Furthermore, there is another object also to which the word Rahman (Merciful) is pointing. If the purpose was only to say that that teaching is from Allah, and not the production of the Prophet’s mind, there was no need to use an attribute of Allah instead of His proper name, and for that purpose any attribute from among the divine attributes could have been adopted, But when, instead of saying that Allah, or the Creator, or the Provider, has taught this, it was said: The Merciful (Ar- Rahman) has taught this Quran, it by itself gave the meaning that the revelation of the Quran for the guidance of mankind was nothing but Allah’s mercy and grace, As He is most kind and Merciful to His creation, He did not like that He should leave them wandering in the darkness, and His mercy demanded that He should send down this Quran to bless them with the knowledge on which depends their right guidance and conduct in the world and their success and well-being in the Hereafter,

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ar-Rahman verse 2 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Rahman ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 13.

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