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Surah An-Naml Ayat 86 in Arabic Text

أَلَمْ يَرَوْا۟ أَنَّا جَعَلْنَا ٱلَّيْلَ لِيَسْكُنُوا۟ فِيهِ وَٱلنَّهَارَ مُبْصِرًا ۚ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَـَٔايَـٰتٍۢ لِّقَوْمٍۢ يُؤْمِنُونَ
Alam yaraw annaa ja’alnal laila li yaskunoo feehi wannahaara mubsiraa; inna fee zaalika la Aayaatil liqaw miny-yu’minoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 86

Sahih International
Do they not see that We made the night that they may rest therein and the day giving sight? Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe.

Yusuf Ali
See they not that We have made the Night for them to rest in and the Day to give them light? Verily in this are Signs for any people that believe!

Abul Ala Maududi
Did they not perceive that We had made the night so that they may repose in it and made the day clear and shining. Surely there are Signs in this for those who believe.

Muhsin Khan
See they not that We have made the night for them to rest therein, and the day sight-giving? Verily, in this are Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) for the people who believe.

Pickthall
Have they not seen how We have appointed the night that they may rest therein, and the day sight-giving? Lo! therein verily are portents for a people who believe.

Dr. Ghali
Have they not seen that We have made the night for them to rest in it, and the daytime a beholder? (1) Surely in that are indeed signs for a people who believe.

Abdel Haleem
Did they not see that We gave them the night for rest, and the day for light? There truly are signs in this for those who believe.

Quran 27 Verse 86 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Naml ayat 86, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(27:86) Did they not perceive that We had made the night so that they may repose in it and made the day clear and shining.[104] Surely there are Signs in this for those who believe.[105]


104. That is, “Two out of the countless signs were such which they were observing at all times, whose benefits they were enjoying every moment, and which were not hidden even from a blind or deaf or dumb person. While they benefited by the rest at night and the opportunities afforded by the day, why did they not think that it is a system devised by an All-Wise Being, Who has established the relationship between the sun and the earth precisely to meet their requirements and needs. This cannot be a mere accident, for it clearly manifests purposefulness, wisdom and planning, which cannot be the characteristic of the blind forces of nature, nor the work of many gods. It can only be a system established by the One Creator and Master and Disposer, Who is ruling over the earth, the moon, the sun and all other planets. From the observation of this single phenomenon they could judge that the alternation of the day and night testified to the truth that We have conveyed through Our Messenger and Our Book.”

105. That is, “It was not something incomprehensible either. There were among their own relatives, their own clan and their own brotherhood people like themselves, who had seen the same very signs and believed that the creed of God worship and Tauhid towards which the Prophet (peace be upon him) was inviting them was precisely in accordance with the truth and reality.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Naml verse 86 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naml ayat 83 which provides the complete commentary from verse 83 through 86.

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