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Surah Nahl Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

وَٱلَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ لَا يَخْلُقُونَ شَيْـًۭٔا وَهُمْ يُخْلَقُونَ
Wallazeena yad’oona min doonil laahi laa yakhluqoona shai’anw wa hum yukhlaqoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
And those they invoke other than Allah create nothing, and they [themselves] are created.

Yusuf Ali
Those whom they invoke besides Allah create nothing and are themselves created.

Abul Ala Maududi
Those whom they call upon beside Allah have created nothing; rather, they themselves were created;

Muhsin Khan
Those whom they (Al-Mushrikun) invoke besides Allah have not created anything, but are themselves created.

Pickthall
Those unto whom they cry beside Allah created naught, but are themselves created.

Dr. Ghali
And the ones they invoke apart from Allah do not create a thing and themselves are created.

Abdel Haleem
Those they invoke beside God create nothing; they are themselves created.

Quran 16 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nahl ayat 20, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(16:20) Those whom they call upon beside Allah have created nothing; rather, they themselves were created;


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nahl verse 20 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nahl ayat 19 which provides the complete commentary from verse 19 through 21.

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