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Surah Yaseen Ayat 78 in Arabic Text

وَضَرَبَ لَنَا مَثَلًۭا وَنَسِىَ خَلْقَهُۥ ۖ قَالَ مَن يُحْىِ ٱلْعِظَـٰمَ وَهِىَ رَمِيمٌۭ
Wa daraba lanaa maslanw-wa nasiya khalqahoo qaala mai-yuhyil’izaama wa hiya rameem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 78

Sahih International
And he presents for Us an example and forgets his [own] creation. He says, “Who will give life to bones while they are disintegrated?”

Yusuf Ali
And he makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (origin and) Creation: He says, “Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed ones (at that)?”

Abul Ala Maududi
He strikes for Us a similitude and forgot his own creation. He says: “Who will quicken the bones when they have decayed?”

Muhsin Khan
And he puts forth for Us a parable, and forgets his own creation. He says: “Who will give life to these bones when they have rotted away and became dust?”

Pickthall
And he hath coined for Us a similitude, and hath forgotten the fact of his creation, saying: Who will revive these bones when they have rotted away?

Dr. Ghali
And he has struck for Us a similitude and forgotten his creation. He has said, “Who will give life to the bones (after) they are rotten?”

Abdel Haleem
producing arguments against Us, forgetting his own creation. He says, ‘Who can give life back to bones after they have decayed?’

Quran 36 Verse 78 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yaseen ayat 78, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(36:78) He strikes for Us[66] a similitude and forgot his own creation.[67] He says: “Who will quicken the bones when they have decayed?”


66. That is, he regards Us powerless and weak like the creation, and thinks that just as man cannot raise the dead back to life, so also can’t We.

67. “Forgets his own creation”: Forgets that We created the basic germ of life from dead matter, which became the means of his creation; then We caused the germ to develop to such an extent that now he stands before Us as a disputant.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yaseen verse 78 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yaseen ayat 77 which provides the complete commentary from verse 77 through 80.

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