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Surah Nur Ayat 45 in Arabic Text

وَٱللَّهُ خَلَقَ كُلَّ دَآبَّةٍۢ مِّن مَّآءٍۢ ۖ فَمِنْهُم مَّن يَمْشِى عَلَىٰ بَطْنِهِۦ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَمْشِى عَلَىٰ رِجْلَيْنِ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَمْشِى عَلَىٰٓ أَرْبَعٍۢ ۚ يَخْلُقُ ٱللَّهُ مَا يَشَآءُ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ قَدِيرٌۭ
Wallaahu khalaqa kulla daaabbatim mim maaa’in faminhum mai yamshee ‘alaa batnihee wa minhum mai yamshee ‘alaa rijlaine wa minhum mai yamshee ‘alaaa arba’; yakhluqul laahu maa yashaaa’; innal laaha ‘alaa kulli shai’in Qadeer

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 45

Sahih International
Allah has created every [living] creature from water. And of them are those that move on their bellies, and of them are those that walk on two legs, and of them are those that walk on four. Allah creates what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent.

Yusuf Ali
And Allah has created every animal from water: of them there are some that creep on their bellies; some that walk on two legs; and some that walk on four. Allah creates what He wills for verily Allah has power over all things.

Abul Ala Maududi
And Allah created every creature from a sort of water: of them some one crawls upon its belly: another walks on two legs and still another on four; Allah creates whatever He wills for He has power over everything

Muhsin Khan
Allah has created every moving (living) creature from water. Of them there are some that creep on their bellies, some that walk on two legs, and some that walk on four. Allah creates what He wills. Verily! Allah is Able to do all things.

Pickthall
Allah hath created every animal of water. Of them is (a kind) that goeth upon its belly and (a kind) that goeth upon two legs and (a kind) that goeth upon four. Allah createth what He will. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.

Dr. Ghali
And Allah created every beast of water; so of them (is a kind) that goes (Literally: walks) upon its belly; and of them (there is a kind) that goes upon two legs, and of them (a kind) that goes upon four. Allah creates whatever He decides; surely Allah is Ever-Determiner of everything.

Abdel Haleem
and God created each animal out of [its own] fluid: some of them crawl on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some on four. God creates whatever He will; God has power over everything.

Quran 24 Verse 45 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nur ayat 45, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(24:45) Allah has created every animal from water. Of them some move on their bellies, some move on two legs and some on four. Allah creates whatever He wills. Surely Allah has power over everything.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

45. Allah has created every moving creature from water. Of them there are some that creep on their bellies, and some that walk on two legs, and some that walk on four. Allah creates what He wills. Verily, Allah is able to do all things.


Allah’s Power in His creation of the Animals

Allah mentions His complete and almighty power to create all the different kinds of animals with their various forms, colors and ways of moving and stopping, from one kind of water.

﴿فَمِنْهُمْ مَّن يَمْشِى عَلَى بَطْنِهِ﴾

(Of them there are some that creep on their bellies,) like snakes and so on;

﴿وَمِنهُمْ مَّن يَمْشِى عَلَى رِجْلَيْنِ﴾

(and some that walk on two legs,) like humans and birds;

﴿وَمِنْهُمْ مَّن يَمْشِى عَلَى أَرْبَعٍ﴾

(and some that walk on four,) like cattle and all kinds of animals. Allah says:

﴿يَخْلُقُ اللَّهُ مَا يَشَآءُ﴾

(Allah creates what He wills.) meaning by His power, because what He wills happens and what He does not will does not happen. So he says:

﴿إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ﴾

(Verily, Allah is able to do all things.)

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