Surah An-Naml Ayat 76 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 76
Indeed, this Qur’an relates to the Children of Israel most of that over which they disagree.
Verily this Qur’an doth explain to the Children of Israel most of the matters in which they disagree.
Surely this Qur’an explains to the Children of Israel most of the matters concerning which they have disagreements
Verily, this Quran narrates to the Children of Israel most of that about which they differ.
Lo! this Qur’an narrateth unto the Children of Israel most of that concerning which they differ.
Surely this Qur’an an narrates to the Seeds (Or: sons) of Israe⊃ îl Israel) most of that concerning which they differ;
Truly, this Quran explains to the Children of Israel most of what they differ about,
Quran 27 Verse 76 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Naml ayat 76, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(27:76) Surely this Qur’an explains to the Children of Israel most of the matters concerning which they have disagreements
93. This sentence is connected with the foregoing theme as well as with what follows. In the first case, it means that it is a manifestation of the knowledge of the All-Knowing God that He is explaining through a gentile (non-Jew) in this Quran the reality of those events which are a part of the Israelite history, and which are being disputed by the learned men of the Israelites themselves. In the second case, it means that just as Allah has decided those disputes, so He will decide this dispute also which is going on between the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his opponents as to who is following the truth and who the falsehood. So, a few years after the revelation of these verses the decision came before the whole world. In the same land of Arabia and in the same clan of the Quraish there was no single person left who was not convinced that it was Muhammad (peace be upon him) who was following the truth and not Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab. Even the children of these people admitted that their fathers were wrong.
76. Verily, this Qur’an narrates to the Children of Israel most of that in which they differ. 77. And truly, it is a guide and a mercy for the believers. 78. Verily, your Lord will decide between them by His judgement. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing. 79. So, put your trust in Allah; surely, you are on manifest truth. 80. Verily, you cannot make the dead to hear nor can you make the deaf to hear the call, when they flee, turning their backs. 81. Nor can you lead the blind out of their error. You can only make to hear those who believe in Our Ayat, so they submit (became Muslims).
Allah tells us about His Book and the guidance, proof and criterion between right and wrong that it contains. He tells us about the Children of Israel, who were the bearers of the Tawrah and Injil.
(most of that in which they differ.) such as their different opinions about `Isa. The Jews lied about him while the Christians exaggerated in praise for him, so the Qur’an came with the moderate word of truth and justice: that he was one of the servants of Allah, and one of His noble Prophets and Messengers, may the best of peace and blessings be upon him, as the Qur’an says:
(Such is `Isa, son of Maryam. (It is) a statement of truth, about which they doubt) (19:34).
(And truly, it is a guide and a mercy for the believers.) meaning, it is guidance for the hearts of those who believe in it, and a mercy to them. Then Allah says:
(Verily, your Lord will decide between them) meaning, on the Day of Resurrection,
(by His judgement. And He is the All-Mighty,) means, in His vengeance,
(the All-Knowing.) Who knows all that His servants do and say.
(So, put your trust in Allah;) in all your affairs, and convey the Message of your Lord.
(surely, you are on manifest truth.) meaning, you are following manifest truth, even though you are opposed by those who oppose you because they are doomed. The Word of your Lord has been justified against them, so that they will not believe even if all the signs are brought to them. Allah says:
(Verily, you cannot make the dead to hear) meaning, you cannot cause them to hear anything that will benefit them. The same applies to those over whose hearts is a veil and in whose ears is deafness of disbelief. Allah says:
(nor can you make the deaf to hear the call, when they flee, turning their backs. Nor can you lead the blind out of their error. You can only make to hear those who believe in Our Ayat, so they submit (became Muslims).) meaning, those who have hearing and insight will respond to you, those whose hearing and sight are of benefit to their hearts and who are humble towards Allah and to the Message that comes to them through the mouths of the Messengers, may peace be upon them.
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