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Surah Waqi’ah Ayat 72 in Arabic Text

ءَأَنتُمْ أَنشَأْتُمْ شَجَرَتَهَآ أَمْ نَحْنُ ٱلْمُنشِـُٔونَ
‘A-antum anshaatum shajaratahaaa am nahnul munshi’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 72

Sahih International
Is it you who produced its tree, or are We the producer?

Yusuf Ali
Is it ye who grow the tree which feeds the fire, or do We grow it?

Abul Ala Maududi
Did you make its tree grow or was it We Who made it grow?

Muhsin Khan
Is it you who made the tree thereof to grow, or are We the Grower?

Pickthall
Was it ye who made the tree thereof to grow, or were We the grower?

Dr. Ghali
Is it you who brought its tree into being, or are We, Ever We, The Bringers into being?

Abdel Haleem
is it you who make the wood for it grow or We?

Quran 56 Verse 72 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Waqi’ah ayat 72, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(56:72) Did you make its tree[32] grow or was it We Who made it grow?


32. The tree here either implies the tree that supplies wood for lighting a fire, or the trees of markh and afar, green sticks of which were struck one against the other to produce sparks in ancient Arabia.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Waqiah verse 72 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Waqiah ayat 63 which provides the complete commentary from verse 63 through 74.

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