Verse. 1941

١٦ - ٱلنَّحْل

16 - An-Nahl

اِنَّمَا قَوْلُــنَا لِشَيْءٍ اِذَاۗ اَرَدْنٰہُ اَنْ نَّقُوْلَ لَہٗ كُنْ فَيَكُوْنُ۝۴۰ۧ
Innama qawluna lishayin itha aradnahu an naqoola lahu kun fayakoonu


Ahmed Ali

Yet when We will a thing We have only to say: "Be", and it is.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (and our word unto a thing) our command for the advent of the hour, (when we intend it, is only that we say unto it: be! and it is).

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : all that we say to a thing, when we will it, that is, when we will that it come into existence (qawlunā is a subject, the predicate of which is [what follows]) is to say to it ‘be,’ and it is, in other words, and that [thing] is (a variant reading [for fa-yakūnu] has fa-yakūna as a supplement to naqūla). the verse is intended as an affirmation of the power [of god] to resurrect.