Verse. 1940

١٦ - ٱلنَّحْل

16 - An-Nahl

لِيُـبَيِّنَ لَہُمُ الَّذِيْ يَخْتَلِفُوْنَ فِيْہِ وَلِيَعْلَمَ الَّذِيْنَ كَفَرُوْۗا اَنَّہُمْ كَانُوْا كٰذِبِيْنَ۝۳۹
Liyubayyina lahumu allathee yakhtalifoona feehi waliyaAAlama allatheena kafaroo annahum kanoo kathibeena


Ahmed Ali

For (they fear) He might make what they differed about plain to them, and that the infidels may realise that they were liars.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (that he may explain unto them) to the people of mecca (that wherein they differ) that which they oppose in the matter of religion, (and that those who disbelieved) in muhammad (pbuh) and in the qur'an and the day of judgement (may know that they were liars) in this worldly life when they claimed that there is no paradise, hell, resurrection or reckoning.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : that he may make clear to them (li-yubayyina is semantically connected to an implied yab‘athuhum, ‘he will resurrect them’) what they differ, with believers, in, of matters of religion, by punishing them and rewarding the believers, and that the disbelievers may know that they were liars, when they denied the resurrection.