Surah Zukhruf Ayat 12 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 12
And who created the species, all of them, and has made for you of ships and animals those which you mount.
That has created pairs in all things, and has made for you ships and cattle on which ye ride,
He Who created these pairs, all of them, and provided you ships and cattle on which you ride,
And Who has created all the pairs and has appointed for you ships and cattle on which you ride,
He Who created all the pairs, and appointed for you ships and cattle whereupon ye ride.
And Who created the pairs, all of them, and made for you of the ships and the cattle (⊃ Anc an includes cattle, camels, sheep and goats) (some) that you ride,
who created every kind of thing, who gave you ships and animals to ride on
Quran 43 Verse 12 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zukhruf ayat 12, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(43:12) He Who created these pairs, all of them, and provided you ships and cattle on which you ride,
12. Pairs here does not imply only pairs of men and women among human beings and of males and females among animals and vegetation, but there are countless other things which the Creator has made as matching partners of each other and by whose coming together and combination new and ever new things come into being in the world. For example, among the elements, some can be combined with others and some cannot be combined. The combination of those which can combine is resulting into various compositions, e.g. the negative and positive charges in electricity are the matching partners of each other and their mutual attraction is causing wonderful things to happen in the world. If man considers the structure and the mutual relationships and the different forms of cooperation and the results of the combination of this and other countless pairs which Allah has created among countless of His creations. He cannot help testifying to the truth that this great workshop of the world is the creation of one and only one Almighty, All-Wise Designer, and is functioning only under His care and control. Only a man of mean intelligence could suppose that all this happened, and is happening, without a Wise Being, or there is the possibility in it of the agency and interference of more than one God.
The tafsir of Surah Zukhruf verse 12 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zukhruf ayat 9 which provides the complete commentary from verse 9 through 14.
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