Verse. 4385

٤٣ - ٱلْزُّخْرُف

43 - Az-Zukhruf

وَلَوْ نَشَاۗءُ لَجَعَلْنَا مِنْكُمْ مَّلٰۗىِٕكَۃً فِي الْاَرْضِ يَخْلُفُوْنَ۝۶۰
Walaw nashao lajaAAalna minkum malaikatan fee alardi yakhlufoona


Ahmed Ali

If We pleased We could have put angels in place of you as trustees on the earth.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (and had we willed we could have set among you) in your own places; and it is said this means: had we willed we would have created instead of you (angels to be vicegerents in the earth) angels instead of you; it is also said this means: angels to walk in the earth instead of you.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and had we willed, we would have appointed among you, instead of you, angels to be [your] successors in the earth, by our destroying you.