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Surah Nahl Ayat 60 in Arabic Text

لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ مَثَلُ ٱلسَّوْءِ ۖ وَلِلَّهِ ٱلْمَثَلُ ٱلْأَعْلَىٰ ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ
Lillazeena laa yu’minoona bil Aakhirati masalus saw’i wa lillaahil masalul a’laa; wa Huwal ‘Azeezul Hakeem (section 7)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 60

Sahih International
For those who do not believe in the Hereafter is the description of evil; and for Allah is the highest attribute. And He is Exalted in Might, the Wise.

Yusuf Ali
To those who believe not in the Hereafter, applies the similitude of evil: to Allah applies the highest similitude: for He is the Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom.

Abul Ala Maududi
Those who do not believe in the Hereafter deserve to be characterized with evil attributes whereas Allah’s are the most excellent attributes. He is the Most Mighty, the Most Wise.

Muhsin Khan
For those who believe not in the Hereafter is an evil description, and for Allah is the highest description. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

Pickthall
For those who believe not in the Hereafter is an evil similitude, and Allah’s is the Sublime Similitude. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

Dr. Ghali
For the ones who do not believe in the Hereafter is the woeful likeness; and to Allah is the Most Exalted likeness; and He is The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise.

Abdel Haleem
Those who do not believe in the Hereafter should have the contemptible image, and God should have the highest one: He is the Mighty, the Wise.

Quran 16 Verse 60 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nahl ayat 60, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(16:60) Those who do not believe in the Hereafter deserve to be characterized with evil attributes whereas Allah’s are the most excellent attributes. He is the Most Mighty, the Most Wise.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nahl verse 60 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nahl ayat 56 which provides the complete commentary from verse 56 through 60.

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