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Surah Zukhruf Ayat 87 in Arabic Text

وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُم مَّنْ خَلَقَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ ٱللَّهُ ۖ فَأَنَّىٰ يُؤْفَكُونَ
Wa la’in sa altahum man khalaqahum la yaqoolun nallaahu fa annaa yu’fakoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 87

Sahih International
And if you asked them who created them, they would surely say, “Allah.” So how are they deluded?

Yusuf Ali
If thou ask them, who created them, they will certainly say, Allah: How then are they deluded away (from the Truth)?

Abul Ala Maududi
If you were to ask them: “Who created them?” they will surely say: “Allah.” Whence are they, then, being led astray?

Muhsin Khan
And if you ask them who created them, they will surely say: “Allah”. How then are they turned away (from the worship of Allah, Who created them)?

Pickthall
And if thou ask them who created them, they will surely say: Allah. How then are they turned away?

Dr. Ghali
And indeed in case you ask them who created them, indeed they will definitely say, ” Allah.” However then are they diverged (from Truth)?

Abdel Haleem
If you [Prophet] ask them who created them they are sure to say, ‘God,’ so why are they so deluded?

Quran 43 Verse 87 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Zukhruf ayat 87, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(43:87) If you were to ask them: “Who created them?” they will surely say: “Allah.”[69] Whence are they, then, being led astray?


69. This verse has two meanings:

(1) If you ask them who has created them, they will say: Allah.

(2) If you ask them who is the Creator of their gods, they will say: Allah.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Zukhruf verse 87 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Zukhruf ayat 81 which provides the complete commentary from verse 81 through 89.

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