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Surah Tin Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ فِىٓ أَحْسَنِ تَقْوِيمٍۢ
Laqad khalaqnal insaana fee ahsani taqweem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
We have certainly created man in the best of stature;

Yusuf Ali
We have indeed created man in the best of moulds,

Abul Ala Maududi
surely We created man in the best mould;

Muhsin Khan
Verily, We created man of the best stature (mould),

Pickthall
Surely We created man of the best stature

Dr. Ghali
Indeed We already created man in the fairest stature;

Abdel Haleem
We create man in the finest state

Quran 95 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Tin ayat 4, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(95:4) surely We created man in the best mould;[3]


3. This is the truth for which the oath has been sworn by the lands of the fig and the olive (i.e. Syria and Palestine) and Mt. Sinai and Makkah, the city of peace. Man’s having been created in the most excellent of molds means that he has been given the finest body which no other living being has been given, and he has been blessed with the noblest faculties of thought, knowledge and intellect which no other creature has been blessed with. Then, since the most sublime model these excellencies and unique merits of mankind’s are the Prophets and no creation can have a higher rank than them, so that Allah may choose it for appointment to the office of Prophethood, an oath has been sworn by the places associated with the Prophets of God to bear testimony to man’s having been created in the finest of molds. The land of Syria and Palestine is the land where a large number of Prophets, from the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) to the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him), were raised. Mt. Toor is the place where the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) was blessed with Prophethood. As for Makkah, it was founded by the Prophets Abraham and Ishmael (peace be upon them) themselves. It was on account of their association with it that it became the holiest central place of Arabia. It was the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) who had prayed: O my Lord, make this city a city of peace and security. ( Surah Al- Baqarah, Ayat 126); and it was because of this prayer that in the midst of chaos and confusion prevailing everywhere in Arabia only this city continued to remain an island of peace for some 2500 years or more. Thus, the verse means to say: We created mankind in such an excellent mold that it produced men who attained to the most sublime rank of Prophethood.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tin verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tin ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 8.

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