Surah Mursalat Ayat 27 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 27
And We placed therein lofty, firmly set mountains and have given you to drink sweet water.
And made therein mountains standing firm, lofty (in stature); and provided for you water sweet (and wholesome)?
and did We not firmly fix towering mountains on it and give you sweet water to drink?
And have placed therein firm, and tall mountains; and have given you to drink sweet water?
And placed therein high mountains and given you to drink sweet water therein?
And We made therein lofty anchorages, (i.e., mountains) and We made you to drink water grateful (to taste).
Did We not place firm, lofty mountains on it and provide you with sweet water?
Quran verse 27 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mursalat ayat 27, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(77:27) and did We not firmly fix towering mountains on it and give you sweet water to drink?
15. This is yet another argument for the possibility and reasonableness of the Hereafter. It is this very earth which since millions and millions of years has been sustaining and providing for countless different kinds of creatures. Every kind of vegetation and every kind of animal and man are living on it. To meet the requirements of all unmeasureable treasures of provisions of different kinds are coming out of its belly. Then it is on this very earth that countless members of all kinds of creatures die every day, but there exists a wonderful arrangement in that the dead bodies of all creatures are deposited in the same earth, and it again becomes ready for sustaining life and providing home to the new members of every species. This earth has not been shaped like a smooth-surfaced ball either, but here and there on it there have been set high mountains and mountain-ranges, which play an important role in causing the change of seasons and rainfall, the birth of rivers, creation of fertile valleys, growth of trees which supply timber, and provisions of a variety of minerals and stones. Then in the interior of this very earth, sweet water has been stored and on its surface rivers of sweet water have been arranged and also from the saline waters of the sea vapors of pure water are raised and caused to fall as rain from the sky. Is not all this an argument to prove that an All- Powerful Sovereign has created all this and He is not only All-Powerful but All-Knowing and All-Wise as well? Now, if this earth has been thus equipped and provisioned only by His power and wisdom, why should an intelligent man find it difficult to understand that the same Sovereign by His power can wind up this world and create another world on a new pattern, and the demand of His wisdom is that he should create another world after it so that He may call man to account for the deeds he has done in this world?
The tafsir of Surah Mursalat verse 27 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Mursalat ayat 16 which provides the complete commentary from verse 16 through 28.
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