Verse. 2491

٢١ - ٱلْأَنْبِيَاء

21 - Al-Anbiya

وَمَا جَعَلْنٰہُمْ جَسَدًا لَّا يَاْكُلُوْنَ الطَّعَامَ وَمَا كَانُوْا خٰلِدِيْنَ۝۸
Wama jaAAalnahum jasadan la yakuloona alttaAAama wama kanoo khalideena


Ahmed Ali

We did not make their bodies immune to hunger, nor were they immortal.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (we gave them not) i.e. the prophet (bodies that would not eat food) or drink, (nor were they immortals) in this worldly life. rather, they ate and drank and died. this verse was revealed about the people of mecca when they said: how come this messenger eats food and walks in the marketplace?

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and we did not make them, namely, the messengers, bodies that did not eat food, nay, they eat it; and they were not immortal, in this world.