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Surah Rahman Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

خَافِضَةٌۭ رَّافِعَةٌ
Khalaqal insaan

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
Created man,

Yusuf Ali
He has created man:

Abul Ala Maududi
has created man,

Muhsin Khan
He created man.

Pickthall
He hath created man.

Dr. Ghali
He created man.

Abdel Haleem
He created man

Quran 55 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Rahman ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(55:3) has created man,[2]


2. In other words, as Allah is the Creator of man, and it is the Creator’s responsibility to provide guidance to His creation and show it the way by following which it may fulfill the object of its creation, the revelation of this Quranic teaching from Allah is not only the demand of Allah’s mercifulness but also the necessary and natural demand of His being the Creator. Who else would provide guidance to the creation if not the Creator. And if the Creator did not provide guidance, who else could. And what greater defect could there be for a creator that he should not teach his creation the method of fulfilling the object, for which it has been created? Thus, in fact, the arrangement and provision of the teaching for man by Allah is not anything strange; it would be strange if no such arrangement had been made at all. Allah has not just left alone whatever He has created in the Universe, but has given it the most appropriate structure by which it may play its role in the system of nature and has taught it the method of playing that role effectively and successfully. Thus, each single hair and each single cell of man’s own body has been born with the knowledge of how it has to carry out the task in the human body for which it has been created, Then, after all how could man himself remain deprived and independent of his Creator’s teaching and guidance. This theme has been presented in the Quran at different places in different ways, In (Surah Al-lail, Ayat 12), it has been said: Indeed, it is for Us to tell the way. In( Surah An-Nahl, Ayat 9), it is said that Allah has taken upon Himself to show the right way, when there exist crooked ways too. In( Surah TaHa, Ayats 47-50), it has been stated that when the Pharaoh heard the prophetic message from the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and asked who was his Lord who had sent him as a Messenger to him, the Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: Our Lord is He Who has given a distinctive form to everything and then guided it aright. That is, He has taught it the method by which it could carry out and fulfill the object of its creation in the system of existence. This is the reasoning by which an unbiased mind is satisfied that the coming of the Prophets and the Books from Allah for the instruction of man is the very demand of nature.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ar-Rahman verse 3 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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