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Surah Naba Ayat 12 in Arabic Text

وَبَنَيْنَا فَوْقَكُمْ سَبْعًۭا شِدَادًۭا
Wa banaina fauqakum sab ‘an shi daada

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 12

Sahih International
And constructed above you seven strong [heavens]

Yusuf Ali
And (have We not) built over you the seven firmaments,

Abul Ala Maududi
and built above you seven strong firmaments,

Muhsin Khan
And We have built above you seven strong (heavens),

Pickthall
And We have built above you seven strong (heavens),

Dr. Ghali
And We have built above you seven strong (heavens),

Abdel Haleem
Did We not build seven strong [heavens] above you,

Quran 78 Verse 12 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Naba ayat 12, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(78:12) and built above you seven strong firmaments,[9]


9. Strong, in the sense that their boundaries are so strongly fortified that no change whatever occurs in them, nor does any of the countless stars and planets in the heavens, violating these boundaries, collide with the other, nor falls down to the earth. (For further explanation, see E.N. 34 of Suarh Al-Baqarah; E.N. 2 of Suarh Ar-Raad; E.Ns 8, 12 of Surah Al-Hijr; E.N. 15 of Surah Al-Mominoon; E.N. 13 of Surah Luqman; E.N. 37 of Suarah YaSeen; E.Ns 5, 6 of Surah As-Saaffat; E.N. 90 of Surah Al-Momin; E.Ns 7, 8 of Surah Qaaf).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Naba verse 12 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naba ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 16.

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