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Surah Nahl Ayat 7 in Arabic Text

وَتَحْمِلُ أَثْقَالَكُمْ إِلَىٰ بَلَدٍۢ لَّمْ تَكُونُوا۟ بَـٰلِغِيهِ إِلَّا بِشِقِّ ٱلْأَنفُسِ ۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكُمْ لَرَءُوفٌۭ رَّحِيمٌۭ
Wa tahmilu asqaalakum ilaa baladil lam takoonoo baaligheehi illaa bishiqqil anfus; inna Rabbakum la Ra’oofur Raheem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 7

Sahih International
And they carry your loads to a land you could not have reached except with difficulty to yourselves. Indeed, your Lord is Kind and Merciful.

Yusuf Ali
And they carry your heavy loads to lands that ye could not (otherwise) reach except with souls distressed: for your Lord is indeed Most Kind, Most Merciful,

Abul Ala Maududi
and they carry your loads to many a place which you would be unable to reach without much hardship. Surely your Lord is Intensely Loving, Most Merciful.

Muhsin Khan
And they carry your loads to a land that you could not reach except with great trouble to yourselves. Truly, your Lord is full of Kindness, Most Merciful.

Pickthall
And they bear your loads for you unto a land ye could not reach save with great trouble to yourselves. Lo! your Lord is Full of Pity, Merciful.

Dr. Ghali
And they carry your heavy (burdens) to land you could not have reached excepting with arduous (effort) (Literally: arduous “effort upon yourselves). Surely your Lord is indeed Ever-Compassionate, Ever-Merciful.

Abdel Haleem
They carry your loads to lands you yourselves could not reach without great hardship––truly your Lord is kind and merciful––

Quran 16 Verse 7 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nahl ayat 7, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(16:7) and they carry your loads to many a place which you would be unable to reach without much hardship. Surely your Lord is Intensely Loving, Most Merciful.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nahl verse 7 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nahl ayat 5 which provides the complete commentary from verse 5 through 7.

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