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Surah Sad Ayat 76 in Arabic Text

قَالَ أَنَا۠ خَيْرٌۭ مِّنْهُ ۖ خَلَقْتَنِى مِن نَّارٍۢ وَخَلَقْتَهُۥ مِن طِينٍۢ
Qaala ana khairum minhu; khalaqtanee min naarinw wa khalaqtahoo min teen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 76

Sahih International
He said, “I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay.”

Yusuf Ali
(Iblis) said: “I am better than he: thou createdst me from fire, and him thou createdst from clay.”

Abul Ala Maududi
He replied: “I am nobler than he. You created me from fire and created him from clay.”

Muhsin Khan
[Iblis (Satan)] said: “I am better than he, You created me from fire, and You created him from clay.”

Pickthall
He said: I am better than him. Thou createdst me of fire, whilst him Thou didst create of clay.

Dr. Ghali
Said he, “I am more charitable (i.e., better) than he; You created me of fire, and him You created of clay.”

Abdel Haleem
Iblis said, ‘I am better than him: You made me from fire, and him from clay.’

Quran 38 Verse 76 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Sad ayat 76, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(38:76) He replied: “I am nobler than he. You created me from fire and created him from clay.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Sad verse 76 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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