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Surah Nazi’at Ayat 16 in Arabic Text

إِذْ نَادَىٰهُ رَبُّهُۥ بِٱلْوَادِ ٱلْمُقَدَّسِ طُوًى
Iz nadaahu rabbuhu bil waadil-muqad dasi tuwa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 16

Sahih International
When his Lord called to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa,

Yusuf Ali
Behold, thy Lord did call to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa:-

Abul Ala Maududi
When his Lord called him in the sacred valley of Tuwa,

Muhsin Khan
When his Lord called him in the sacred valley of Tuwa,

Pickthall
How his Lord called him in the holy vale of Tuwa,

Dr. Ghali
As his Lord called out to him in the supremely holy valley, Tuwa:

Abdel Haleem
His Lord called out to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa:

Quran 79 Verse 16 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nazi’at ayat 16, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(79:16) When his Lord called him in the sacred valley of Tuwa,[7]


7. According to general opinion among the commentators the sacred valley of Tuwa means the sacred valley which was named Tuwa. But, besides this, two other meanings of it also have been given:

(1) The valley that was blessed and made sacred twice, for it was first made sacred when Allah spoke to Moses (peace be upon him) in it for the first time, and it was blessed and made sacred for the second time when the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) led the children of Israel out of Egypt and brought them into it.

(2) Called out to him in the sacred valley in the night, and this is according to the meaning of tuwa in the Arabic idiom.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Naziat verse 16 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naziat ayat 15 which provides the complete commentary from verse 15 through 26.

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