Surah Nazi’at Ayat 30 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 30
And after that He spread the earth.
And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse);
and thereafter spread out the earth,
And after that He spread the earth;
And after that He spread the earth,
And the earth, after that He flattened it (for life).
and the earth, too, He spread out,
Quran 79 Verse 30 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nazi’at ayat 30, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(79:30) and thereafter spread out the earth,
16. After that He spread out the earth, does not mean that Allah created the earth after the creation of the heavens, but it is a style of expression just like our saying after making mention of something: Then this is noteworthy. The object is not to express the sequence of occurrence between the two things but to draw attention from the first to the second thing although both may exist together. Several instances of this style are found in the Quran, e.g. in Surah Al-Qalam it is said: (He is) oppressive, and after that, ignoble by birth. This does not mean that first he became oppressive and then he turned ignoble by birth, but it means: He is oppressive, and above all, ignoble by birth. Likewise, in Surah Al-Balad it is said: Should free a slave, then be of those who believe. This also does not mean that first he should act righteously and then believe, but that along with doing righteous deeds he should also be characterized by belief. Here, one should also understand that at some places in the Quran the creation of the earth has been mentioned first and then the creation of the heavens, as in (Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat 29), and at others the creation of the heavens has been mentioned first and then of the earth, as in these verses. There is, in fact, no contradiction in this. At no place the object is to tell what was created first and what afterwards, but wherever the context requires that the excellences of the power of Allah be made prominent, the heavens have been mentioned first and then the earth, and where the context requires that the people be made to appreciate and acknowledge the blessings that they are benefiting by on the earth, the mention of the earth has been made before that of the heavens. (For further explanation, see( E.Ns 13,14 of Surah HaMim As-Sajdah).
The tafsir of Surah An-Naziat verse 30 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naziat ayat 27 which provides the complete commentary from verse 27 through 33.
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