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Surah Najm Ayat 47 in Arabic Text

وَأَنَّ عَلَيْهِ ٱلنَّشْأَةَ ٱلْأُخْرَىٰ
Wa anna ‘alaihin nash atal ukhraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 47

Sahih International
And that [incumbent] upon Him is the next creation

Yusuf Ali
That He hath promised a Second Creation (Raising of the Dead);

Abul Ala Maududi
and that it is for Him to grant the second life,

Muhsin Khan
And that upon Him (Allah) is another bringing forth (Resurrection);

Pickthall
And that He hath ordained the second bringing forth;

Dr. Ghali
And that upon Him (rests) the other engendering;

Abdel Haleem
that He will undertake the second Creation;

Quran 53 Verse 47 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Najm ayat 47, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(53:47) and that it is for Him to grant the second life,[42]


42. When this verse is read with the two preceding verses, the sequence by itself seems to provide the argument for the life-after-death also. The God Who has the power to give death and grant life and the God who brings about a creature like man from an insignificant sperm-drop, rather brings about two separate sexes – male and female – from the same substance and by the same method of creation, cannot be helpless to resurrect man once again.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tur verse 47 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tur ayat 42 which provides the complete commentary from verse 42 through 55.

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