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Surah Nahl Ayat 83 in Arabic Text

يَعْرِفُونَ نِعْمَتَ ٱللَّهِ ثُمَّ يُنكِرُونَهَا وَأَكْثَرُهُمُ ٱلْكَـٰفِرُونَ
Ya’rifoona ni’matal laahi summa yunkiroonahaa wa aksaruhumul kaafiroon (section 11)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 83

Sahih International
They recognize the favor of Allah; then they deny it. And most of them are disbelievers.

Yusuf Ali
They recognise the favours of Allah; then they deny them; and most of them are (creatures) ungrateful.

Abul Ala Maududi
They are aware of the favours of Allah, and yet refuse to acknowledge them. Most of them are determined not to accept the Truth.

Muhsin Khan
They recognise the Grace of Allah, yet they deny it (by worshipping others besides Allah) and most of them are disbelievers (deny the Prophethood of Muhammad SAW).

Pickthall
They know the favour of Allah and then deny it. Most of them are ingrates.

Dr. Ghali
They recognize the favor of Allah; thereafter they deny it; and most of them are the disbelievers.

Abdel Haleem
They know God’s blessings, but refuse to recognize them: most of them are ungrateful.

Quran 16 Verse 83 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nahl ayat 83, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(16:83) They are aware of the favours of Allah, and yet refuse to acknowledge them.[79] Most of them are determined not to accept the Truth.


79. Here the denial of the blessings of Allah refers to practical denial by the disbelievers of Makkah. For they did not deny that all these blessings were from Allah but along with this they believed that their saints and gods also had contributed towards them. This is why they associated their intercessors in their gratitude to Allah for these blessings. Nay, they were even more grateful to them than to Allah. Allah regards this association as denial of His blessings, ingratitude and forgetfulness of His favors.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nahl verse 83 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nahl ayat 80 which provides the complete commentary from verse 80 through 83.

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