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Surah Al-Kahf Ayat 7 in Arabic Text

إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا مَا عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ زِينَةًۭ لَّهَا لِنَبْلُوَهُمْ أَيُّهُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًۭا
Innaa ja’alnaa ma ‘alal ardi zeenatal lahaa linabluwahum ayyuhum ahsanu ‘amalaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 7

Sahih International
Indeed, We have made that which is on the earth adornment for it that We may test them [as to] which of them is best in deed.

Yusuf Ali
That which is on earth we have made but as a glittering show for the earth, in order that We may test them – as to which of them are best in conduct.

Abul Ala Maududi
Surely We have made all that is on the earth an embellishment for it in order to test people as to who of them is better in conduct.

Muhsin Khan
Verily! We have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that We may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best in deeds. [i.e. those who do good deeds in the most perfect manner, that means to do them (deeds) totally for Allah’s sake and in accordance to the legal ways of the Prophet SAW].

Pickthall
Lo! We have placed all that is on the earth as an ornament thereof that We may try them: which of them is best in conduct.

Dr. Ghali
Surely We have made whatever is on the earth for an adornment for it that We may try whichever of them is fairest in deeds.

Abdel Haleem
We have adorned the earth with attractive things so that We may test people to find out which of them do best,

Quran 18 Verse 7 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Kahf ayat 7, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(18:7) Surely We have made all that is on the earth an embellishment for it in order to test people as to who of them is better in conduct.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Kahf verse 7 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Kahf ayat 6 which provides the complete commentary from verse 6 through 8.

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