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Surah Al-Kahf Ayat 54 in Arabic Text

وَلَقَدْ صَرَّفْنَا فِى هَـٰذَا ٱلْقُرْءَانِ لِلنَّاسِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٍۢ ۚ وَكَانَ ٱلْإِنسَـٰنُ أَكْثَرَ شَىْءٍۢ جَدَلًۭا
Wa laqad sarrafnaa fee haazal quraani linnaasi min kulli masal; wa kaanal insaanu aksara shai’in jadalaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 54

Sahih International
And We have certainly diversified in this Qur’an for the people from every [kind of] example; but man has ever been, most of anything, [prone to] dispute.

Yusuf Ali
We have explained in detail in this Qur’an, for the benefit of mankind, every kind of similitude: but man is, in most things, contentious.

Abul Ala Maududi
And surely We have explained matters to people in the Qur’an in diverse ways, using all manner of parables. But man is exceedingly contentious.

Muhsin Khan
And indeed We have put forth every kind of example in this Quran, for mankind. But, man is ever more quarrelsome than anything.

Pickthall
And verily We have displayed for mankind in this Qur’an all manner of similitudes, but man is more than anything contentious.

Dr. Ghali
And indeed We have already propounded for mankind in this Qur’an all manner of similitude, and man has (always) been in most (things) (interested) in disputes (Literally: the most disputing of things).

Abdel Haleem
In this Quran We have presented every kind of description for people but man is more contentious than any other creature.

Quran 18 Verse 54 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Kahf ayat 54, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(18:54) And surely We have explained matters to people in the Qur’an in diverse ways, using all manner of parables. But man is exceedingly contentious.


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

Ibn-Kathir

54. And indeed We have given every kind of example in this Qur’an for mankind. But, man is ever more quarrelsome than anything.


Examples put forth in the Qur’an

Allah says, `In this Qur’an, We have explained to mankind and given clear details of matters so that they will not stray from the truth or be misled from the path of guidance. Despite this explanation, man is very quarrelsome and opposes truth with falsehood,’ except for those whom Allah guides to the path of salvation. Imam Ahmad recorded that `Ali bin Abi Talib said that the Messenger of Allah came to visit him and Fatimah, the daughter of Allah’s Messenger at night, and said,

«أَلَا تُصَلِّيَانِ؟»

(Are you not going to pray) I said, “O Messenger of Allah, our souls are in the Hand of Allah. If He wills to wake us, He will wake us.” When I said that, he went away without returning. Then I heard him as he was walking away, slapping his thigh and saying,

﴿وَكَانَ الإِنْسَـنُ أَكْثَرَ شَىءٍ جَدَلاً﴾

(But, man is ever more quarrelsome than anything.)” It was also recorded in the Two Sahihs.

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