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Surah Ghafir Ayat 79 in Arabic Text

ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلْأَنْعَـٰمَ لِتَرْكَبُوا۟ مِنْهَا وَمِنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ
Allaahul lazee ja’ala lakumul an’aama litarkaboo minhaa wa minhaa taakuloon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 79

Sahih International
It is Allah who made for you the grazing animals upon which you ride, and some of them you eat.

Yusuf Ali
It is Allah Who made cattle for you, that ye may use some for riding and some for food;

Abul Ala Maududi
Allah it is Who has made cattle for you so that you ride some of them and from some of them you derive food.

Muhsin Khan
Allah, it is He Who has made cattle for you, that you may ride on some of them and of some you eat.

Pickthall
Allah it is Who hath appointed for you cattle, that ye may ride on some of them, and eat of some –

Dr. Ghali
Allah is (The One) Who made for you the cattle (⊃ Ancam includes cattle, camels, sheep and goats) that you may ride (some) of them, and of (some) you eat,

Abdel Haleem
It is God who provides livestock for you, some for riding and some for your food;

Quran 40 Verse 79 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ghafir ayat 79, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(40:79) Allah it is Who has made cattle for you so that you ride some of them and from some of them you derive food.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

79. Allah, it is He Who has made cattle for you, that you may ride on some of them, and of some you eat. 80. And you have (many other) benefits from them, and that you may reach by their means a desire that is in your breasts, and on them and on ships you are carried. 81. And He shows you His Ayat. Which, then of the Ayat of Allah do you deny


The Cattle are also a Blessing from Allah and a Sign from Him

Allah reminds His servants of His blessing in that He created the cattle ﴿Al-An`am﴾ for them, which refers to camels, cows and sheep; some of them they ride and some of them they eat. Camels may be ridden or eaten; their milk is drunk and they are used for carrying heavy burdens on journeys to distant lands. Cattle are eaten and their milk is drunk; they are also used for plowing the earth. Sheep are eaten and their milk is also drunk. The hair and wool of all of these animals is used to make tents, clothing and furnishings, as we have already discussed in Surat Al-An`am and Surat An-Nahl, etc. Allah says here:

﴿اللَّهُ الَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الاٌّنْعَـمَ لِتَرْكَـبُواْ مِنْهَا وَمِنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ – وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَنَـفِعُ وَلِتَـبْلُغُواْ عَلَيْهَا حَاجَةً فِى صُدُورِكُمْ وَعَلَيْهَا وَعَلَى الْفُلْكِ تُحْمَلُونَ ﴾

(Allah, it is He Who has made cattle for you, that you may ride on some of them, and of some you eat. And you have (many other) benefits from them, and that you may reach by their means a desire that is in your breasts, and on them and on ships you are carried.)

﴿وَيُرِيكُمْ آيَـتِهِ﴾

(And He shows you His Ayat.) means, `His proof and evidence, on the horizons and in yourselves.’

﴿فَأَىَّ ءَايَـتِ اللَّهِ تُنكِرُونَ﴾

(Which, then of the Ayat of Allah do you deny) means, you cannot deny any of His signs and proofs, unless you are stubborn and arrogant.

﴿أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُواْ فِى الاٌّرْضِ فَيَنظُرُواْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَـقِبَةُ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ كَانُواْ أَكْـثَرَ مِنْهُمْ وَأَشَدَّ قُوَّةً وَءَاثَاراً فِى الاٌّرْضِ فَمَآ أَغْنَى عَنْهُم مَّا كَانُواْ يَكْسِبُونَ – فَلَمَّا جَآءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُهُم بِالْبَيِّنَـتِ فَرِحُواْ بِمَا عِندَهُمْ مِّنَ الْعِلْمِ وَحَاقَ بِهِم مَّا كَانُواْ بِهِ يَسْتَهْزِءُونَ – فَلَمَّا رَأَوْاْ بَأْسَنَا قَالُواْ ءَامَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَحْدَهُ وَكَـفَرْنَا بِمَا كُنَّا بِهِ مُشْرِكِينَ ﴾

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