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Surah Nuh Ayat 17 in Arabic Text

وَٱللَّهُ أَنۢبَتَكُم مِّنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ نَبَاتًۭا
Wallaahu ambatakum minal ardi nabaataa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 17

Sahih International
And Allah has caused you to grow from the earth a [progressive] growth.

Yusuf Ali
“‘And Allah has produced you from the earth growing (gradually),

Abul Ala Maududi
And Allah has caused you to grow out of the earth so wondrously,

Muhsin Khan
And Allah has brought you forth from the (dust of) earth. [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol. 29, Page 97].

Pickthall
And Allah hath caused you to grow as a growth from the earth,

Dr. Ghali
And Allah has caused you to grow as a growth from the earth.

Abdel Haleem
how God made you spring forth from the earth like a plant,

Quran 71 Verse 17 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nuh ayat 17, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(71:17) And Allah has caused you to grow out of the earth so wondrously,[15]


15. Here, the creation of man out of the substances of the earth has been compared to the growth of vegetation. Just as at one time there was no vegetation on the earth, then Allah caused it to grow, so at one time man did not exist, then Allah created him.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nuh verse 17 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nuh ayat 5 which provides the complete commentary from verse 5 through 20.

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