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Surah Waqi’ah Ayat 62 in Arabic Text

وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْتُمُ ٱلنَّشْأَةَ ٱلْأُولَىٰ فَلَوْلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
Wa laqad ‘alimtumun nash atal oolaa falaw laa tazakkaroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 62

Sahih International
And you have already known the first creation, so will you not remember?

Yusuf Ali
And ye certainly know already the first form of creation: why then do ye not celebrate His praises?

Abul Ala Maududi
You are well aware of the first creation; then, do you learn no lesson from it?

Muhsin Khan
And indeed, you have already known the first form of creation (i.e. the creation of Adam), why then do you not remember or take heed?

Pickthall
And verily ye know the first creation. Why, then, do ye not reflect?

Dr. Ghali
And indeed you have already known the earliest bringing into being; (if) had you (known), you would have been mindful!

Abdel Haleem
You have learned how you were first created: will you not reflect?

Quran 56 Verse 62 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Waqi’ah ayat 62, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(56:62) You are well aware of the first creation; then, do you learn no lesson from it?[27]


27. That is, you already know how you were created in the first instance, how the sperm was transferred from the loins of the father by which you came into being, how you were nourished in the mother’s womb, which was no less dark than the grave, and formed into a living human being, how an insignificant speak was developed and endowed with the heart and brain, eyes and ears, and hands and feet, and how it was blessed with the wonderful faculties of intellect and sense, knowledge and wisdom, workmanship and inventiveness, etc. Is this miracle in any way less wonderful than raising the dead back to life? And when you are witnessing this wonderful miracle with your own eyes and are yourselves a living evidence of it in the world, why don’t you then learn the lesson that the same God Who by His power is causing this miracle to take place day and night, can also cause the miracle of life after death, Resurrection and Hell and Heaven to take place by the same power.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Waqiah verse 62 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Waqiah ayat 57 which provides the complete commentary from verse 57 through 62.

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