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Surah Nahl Ayat 55 in Arabic Text

لِيَكْفُرُوا۟ بِمَآ ءَاتَيْنَـٰهُمْ ۚ فَتَمَتَّعُوا۟ ۖ فَسَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ
Liyakfuroo bimaa aatainaahum; fatamatta’oo, fasawfa ta’lamoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 55

Sahih International
So they will deny what We have given them. Then enjoy yourselves, for you are going to know.

Yusuf Ali
(As if) to show their ingratitude for the favours we have bestowed on them! then enjoy (your brief day): but soon will ye know (your folly)!

Abul Ala Maududi
that they may show ingratitude for the bounties We bestowed upon them. So enjoy yourselves for a while, soon you will come to know (the truth).

Muhsin Khan
So (as a result of that) they deny (with ungratefulness) that (Allah’s Favours) which We have bestowed on them! Then enjoy yourselves (your short stay), but you will come to know (with regrets).

Pickthall
So as to deny that which We have given them. Then enjoy life (while ye may), for ye will come to know.

Dr. Ghali
That they may disbelieve in what We have brought them. So enjoy (this life); then eventually you will know.

Abdel Haleem
Let them show ingratitude for the favours We have shown them; ‘Enjoy your brief time- soon you will know.’

Quran 16 Verse 55 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nahl ayat 55, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(16:55) that they may show ingratitude for the bounties We bestowed upon them. So enjoy yourselves for a while, soon you will come to know (the truth).


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nahl verse 55 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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