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Surah Sajdah Ayat 27 in Arabic Text

أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا۟ أَنَّا نَسُوقُ ٱلْمَآءَ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلْجُرُزِ فَنُخْرِجُ بِهِۦ زَرْعًۭا تَأْكُلُ مِنْهُ أَنْعَـٰمُهُمْ وَأَنفُسُهُمْ ۖ أَفَلَا يُبْصِرُونَ
Awalam yaraw annaa nasooqul maaa’a ilal ardil juruzi fanukhriju bihee zar’an ta’kulu minhu an’aamuhum wa anfusuhum afalaa yubsiroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 27

Sahih International
Have they not seen that We drive the water [in clouds] to barren land and bring forth thereby crops from which their livestock eat and [they] themselves? Then do they not see?

Yusuf Ali
And do they not see that We do drive rain to parched soil (bare of herbage), and produce therewith crops, providing food for their cattle and themselves? Have they not the vision?

Abul Ala Maududi
Have they not seen that We drive water to the parched land, thereby bringing forth crops which they and their cattle eat? Are they unable to see?

Muhsin Khan
Have they not seen how We drive water (rain clouds) to the dry land without any vegetation, and therewith bring forth crops providing food for their cattle and themselves? Will they not then see?

Pickthall
Have they not seen how We lead the water to the barren land and therewith bring forth crops whereof their cattle eat, and they themselves? Will they not then see?

Dr. Ghali
And have they not seen that We drive the water to the arid land, so We bring out plantation therewith with which their cattle (⊃ Anc am includes cattle, camels, sheep and goats) and themselves eat? Will they not then behold?”

Abdel Haleem
Do they not consider how We drive rain to the barren land, and with it produce vegetation from which their cattle and they themselves eat? Do they not see?

Quran 32 Verse 27 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sajdah ayat 27, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(32:27) Have they not seen that We drive water to the parched land, thereby bringing forth crops which they and their cattle eat? Are they unable to see?[40]


40. Keeping the context in view it becomes obvious that this thing has not been mentioned here for the sake of providing an argument for the life-after-death, as generally found in the Quran, but in this context its object is different. This, in fact, contains a subtle allusion to this effect: “Just as a person seeing a barren land cannot imagine that it will ever bloom and swell with vegetation, but a single shower of the rain sent by God changes its color altogether, so is the case with the message of Islam at this juncture. People think that it is not going to gain ground, but a single manifestation of Allah’s power and grace will cause it to gain such glory that people will be amazed at its progress.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sajdah verse 27 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Sajdah ayat 26 which provides the complete commentary from verse 26 through 27.

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