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Surah Al-Isra Ayat 87 in Arabic Text

إِلَّا رَحْمَةًۭ مِّن رَّبِّكَ ۚ إِنَّ فَضْلَهُۥ كَانَ عَلَيْكَ كَبِيرًۭا
Illaa rahmatam mir Rabbik; inna fadlahoo kaana ‘alaika kabeeraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 87

Sahih International
Except [We have left it with you] as a mercy from your Lord. Indeed, His favor upon you has ever been great.

Yusuf Ali
Except for Mercy from thy Lord: for his bounty is to thee (indeed) great.

Abul Ala Maududi
(Whatever you have received) is nothing but grace from your Lord. Indeed His favour to you is great.

Muhsin Khan
Except as a Mercy from your Lord. Verily! His Grace unto you (O Muhammad SAW) is ever great.

Pickthall
(It is naught) save mercy from thy Lord. Lo! His kindness unto thee was ever great.

Dr. Ghali
Excepting (by some) mercy from your Lord; surely His Grace over you has been great.

Abdel Haleem
if it were not for your Lord’s mercy: His favour to you has been truly great.

Quran 17 Verse 87 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Isra ayat 87, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(17:87) (Whatever you have received) is nothing but grace from your Lord. Indeed His favour to you is great.[104]


104. Though these words are apparently addressed by the Prophet (peace be upon him), they are in fact meant for the disbelievers who considered the Quran to be either the invention of the Prophet (peace be upon him) himself or of some other man, who secretly taught him the Quran. They are being told that this is the Word of Allah, as if to say: Our Prophet has not fabricated the Quran but We have bestowed this on him, and if We take it back from him, the Prophet has no power to invent such a thing nor has any other man the power to help the Prophet to present such a miraculous Book.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Isra verse 87 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Isra ayat 86 which provides the complete commentary from verse 86 through 89.

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