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Surah Furqan Ayat 46 in Arabic Text

ثُمَّ قَبَضْنَـٰهُ إِلَيْنَا قَبْضًۭا يَسِيرًۭا
Thumma qabadnaahu ilainaa qabdany yaseeraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 46

Sahih International
Then We hold it in hand for a brief grasp.

Yusuf Ali
Then We draw it in towards Ourselves,- a contraction by easy stages.

Abul Ala Maududi
then (as the sun climbs up), We roll it up little by little towards Ourselves.

Muhsin Khan
Then We withdraw it to Us a gradual concealed withdrawal.

Pickthall
Then We withdraw it unto Us, a gradual withdrawal?

Dr. Ghali
Thereafter We grasped it to Us, an easy (Or: gradual) grasping.

Abdel Haleem
but We gradually draw it towards Us, little by little.

Quran 25 Verse 46 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Furqan ayat 46, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(25:46) So (as the sun rises), We gradually roll up that shade unto Us.[59]


59. We annihilate it or cause it to disappear, for everything which is annihilated returns to Allah, because everything comes from Him and returns to Him.

The Quran has used the phenomenon of the shadow caused by the sun for two purposes. (if it is taken literally, it is meant to warn the disbelievers that they should learn a lesson from this and should not behave like cattle, as if to say: If you had considered the benefits of the shadow in regard to your everyday experience, you would have accepted without any hesitation the doctrine of Tauhid. Had the shadow been constant, there would have been no life on earth, for life depends on the light and heat of the sun. On the other hand, if there had been no shadow at all, the constant heat and light of the sun would have made life impossible. Besides this, if there had been sudden changes in the sun and the shadow, they would not have been able to endure it for long; therefore you should reflect on this phenomenon and understand it well that it has been so ordained by the All-Wise and the All-Powerful Creator so that it always increases or decreases gradually in accordance with fixed natural laws. Thus it is obvious that it could not have come into existence by itself nor produced by blind mechanisms nor functioned so regularly and continuously under many independent gods.

But if it is taken in the metaphorical sense, there is between the lines a subtle suggestion, and it is this: Just as the shadow does not remain in one and the same state, likewise the shadow of disbelief and shirk, which appears to have spread far and wide, will begin to shorten as the sun of guidance gradually rises; but it requires patience, for Allah never brings about sudden changes.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Furqan verse 46 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Furqan ayat 45 which provides the complete commentary from verse 45 through 47.

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