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Surah Al-Isra Ayat 95 in Arabic Text

قُل لَّوْ كَانَ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ مَلَـٰٓئِكَةٌۭ يَمْشُونَ مُطْمَئِنِّينَ لَنَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْهِم مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَلَكًۭا رَّسُولًۭا
Qul law kaana fil ardi malaaa ‘ikatuny yamshoona mutma’in neena lanazzalnaa ‘alaihim minas samaaa’i malakar Rasoolaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 95

Sahih International
Say, “If there were upon the earth angels walking securely, We would have sent down to them from the heaven an angel [as a] messenger.”

Yusuf Ali
Say, “If there were settled, on earth, angels walking about in peace and quiet, We should certainly have sent them down from the heavens an angel for a messenger.”

Abul Ala Maududi
Say: “Had angels been walking about in peace on the earth, We would surely have sent to them an angel from the heavens as Messenger.”

Muhsin Khan
Say: “If there were on the earth, angels walking about in peace and security, We should certainly have sent down for them from the heaven an angel as a Messenger.”

Pickthall
Say: If there were in the earth angels walking secure, We had sent down for them from heaven an angel as messenger.

Dr. Ghali
Say, “If there were in the earth Angels walking composed, indeed We would have been sending down upon them from the heaven an Angel as a Messenger.”

Abdel Haleem
Say, ‘If there were angels walking about on earth, feeling at home, We would have sent them an angel from Heaven as a messenger.’

Quran 17 Verse 95 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Isra ayat 95, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(17:95) Say: “Had angels been walking about in peace on the earth, We would surely have sent to them an angel from the heavens as Messenger.”[108]


108. This is to say that Messenger does not merely convey the message but is sent to reform human life in accordance with it. He has to apply the principles of the message to the circumstances of human beings and has himself to demonstrate practically those principles. Moreover, he has to remove the misunderstandings of those people who try to listen to and understand his message. Besides this, he has to organize and train the believers to create a society based on the teachings of his message. He has to struggle against those who reject and oppose his message in order to subdue those powers that are bent upon corruption, and bring about that reformation for which Allah has sent His Messenger. As all these things have to be done in a society of human beings only a human Messenger can perform the mission. If an angel had been sent as a Messenger, the most he could have done was to convey the message, for he could not live among human beings and share their life and problems in order to reform them. It is thus clear that a human Messenger only could be suitable for this purpose.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Isra verse 95 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Isra ayat 94 which provides the complete commentary from verse 94 through 95.

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