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Surah Saffat Ayat 16 in Arabic Text

أَءِذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابًۭا وَعِظَـٰمًا أَءِنَّا لَمَبْعُوثُونَ
‘A-izaa mitnaa wa kunnaa turaabanw wa ‘izaaman ‘a innaa lamab’oosoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 16

Sahih International
When we have died and become dust and bones, are we indeed to be resurrected?

Yusuf Ali
“What! when we die, and become dust and bones, shall we (then) be raised up (again)

Abul Ala Maududi
Is it ever possible that after we die and are reduced to dust and (a skeleton of) bones, we will be raised to life?

Muhsin Khan
“When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we (then) verily be resurrected?

Pickthall
When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised (again)?

Dr. Ghali
When we die and are dust and bones, will we surely be made to rise again indeed?

Abdel Haleem
‘What! After we have died and become dust and bones, shall we really be raised up again,

Quran 37 Verse 16 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Saffat ayat 16, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(37:16) Is it ever possible that after we die and are reduced to dust and (a skeleton of) bones, we will be raised to life?


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saffat verse 16 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saffat ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 19.

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