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Surah Nahl Ayat 53 in Arabic Text

وَمَا بِكُم مِّن نِّعْمَةٍۢ فَمِنَ ٱللَّهِ ۖ ثُمَّ إِذَا مَسَّكُمُ ٱلضُّرُّ فَإِلَيْهِ تَجْـَٔرُونَ
Wa maa bikum minni’matin faminal laahi summa izaa massakumud durru fa ilaihi taj’aroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 53

Sahih International
And whatever you have of favor – it is from Allah. Then when adversity touches you, to Him you cry for help.

Yusuf Ali
And ye have no good thing but is from Allah: and moreover, when ye are touched by distress, unto Him ye cry with groans;

Abul Ala Maududi
Every bounty that you enjoy is from Allah; and whenever any misfortune strikes you, it is to Him that you cry for the removal of your distress.

Muhsin Khan
And whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah. Then, when harm touches you, unto Him you cry aloud for help.

Pickthall
And whatever of comfort ye enjoy, it is from Allah. Then, when misfortune reacheth you, unto Him ye cry for help.

Dr. Ghali
And whatever favor you have, (then) it is from Allah; thereafter when adversity touches you, then Him you implore.

Abdel Haleem
Whatever good things you possess come from God, and when hardship afflicts you, it is to Him alone you cry out for help,

Quran 16 Verse 53 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nahl ayat 53, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(16:53) Every bounty that you enjoy is from Allah; and whenever any misfortune strikes you, it is to Him that you cry for the removal of your distress.[46]


46. That is, the fact, that you run to Allah for help in your distress and not to anyone else, is a clear proof of the Oneness of Allah, which has been embedded in your own hearts. At the time of your affliction, your true nature, which had been suppressed by the gods you had forged, involuntarily comes to the surface and invokes Allah, for it knows no other god or lord or master, having any real power. (For further details please refer to (E.Ns 29 and 41 of Surah Al-Anaam).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nahl verse 53 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nahl ayat 51 which provides the complete commentary from verse 51 through 55.

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