Verse. 3773

٣٦ - يس

36 - Yaseen

وَمَنْ نُّعَمِّرْہُ نُنَكِّسْہُ فِي الْخَلْقِ۝۰ۭ اَفَلَا يَعْقِلُوْنَ۝۶۸
Waman nuAAammirhu nunakkishu fee alkhalqi afala yaAAqiloona


Ahmed Ali

Whoever reaches old age, We reverse in natural disposition. Do they not have sense (to see)?



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (he whom we bring unto old age, we reverse him in creation (making him go back to weakness after strength)) until he becomes like a little child, possessing no teeth or power, he urinates and defecates on himself like a young child. (have ye then no sense) do you then not believe in this?

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and whomever we give long life, by prolonging his term [of life], we cause him to regress (nankushu; a variant reading has [2nd verbal form] nunakkishu, derived from al-tankīs) in creation, that is, in terms of his physical form, so that after having enjoyed strength and youth, he becomes feeble and decrepit. will they then not understand?, that one who is able to effect such [a state] — with which they are familiar — is also able to resurrect, that they might then become believers? (a variant reading [for ya‘qilūna, ‘they understand’] has [the second person plural] ta‘qilūna, ‘you understand’).