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Surah Sad Ayat 75 in Arabic Text

قَالَ يَـٰٓإِبْلِيسُ مَا مَنَعَكَ أَن تَسْجُدَ لِمَا خَلَقْتُ بِيَدَىَّ ۖ أَسْتَكْبَرْتَ أَمْ كُنتَ مِنَ ٱلْعَالِينَ
Qaala yaaa Ibleesu maa mana’aka an tasjuda limaa khalaqtu bi yadaiya ‘a stakbarta am kunta min al ‘aaleen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 75

Sahih International
[Allah] said, “O Iblees, what prevented you from prostrating to that which I created with My hands? Were you arrogant [then], or were you [already] among the haughty?”

Yusuf Ali
(Allah) said: “O Iblis! What prevents thee from prostrating thyself to one whom I have created with my hands? Art thou haughty? Or art thou one of the high (and mighty) ones?”

Abul Ala Maududi
The Lord said: “O Iblis, what prevented you from prostrating yourself before him whom I created of My Two Hands. Are you waxing proud, or fancy yourself to be too exalted?”

Muhsin Khan
(Allah) said: “O Iblis (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are you too proud (to fall prostrate to Adam) or are you one of the high exalted?”

Pickthall
He said: O Iblis! What hindereth thee from falling prostrate before that which I have created with both My hands? Art thou too proud or art thou of the high exalted?

Dr. Ghali
Said He, “O Iblîs, what prevented you to prostrate yourself to what I created with My Hands? Have you waxed proud, or are you of the exalted?”

Abdel Haleem
God said, ‘Iblis, what prevents you from bowing down to the man I have made with My own hands? Are you too high and mighty?’

Quran 38 Verse 75 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 75, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:75) The Lord said: “O Iblis, what prevented you from prostrating yourself before him whom I created of My Two Hands.[64] Are you waxing proud, or fancy yourself to be too exalted?”


64. These words have been used to point out the honor, rank and glory bestowed on man by his Creator. In other words, Allah did not get man created through his angels but created him by Himself because his creation was a highly noble task. Therefore, what is meant to be said is: What has prevented you from prostrating yourself before him whom I have made directly Myself?

The words be-yadaiia (both hands) probably are meant to refer to the fact that this new creation combines in itself two important aspects of Allah’s power of creation: (1) That man has been given an animal body on account of which he belongs to the animal kingdom. (2) That on account of the Spirit breathed into him, he has been characterized with qualities which place him in honor and merit above all earthly creations and creatures.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 75 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Sad ayat 71 which provides the complete commentary from verse 71 through 85.

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