Verse. 824

٦ - ٱلْأَنْعَام

6 - Al-An'am

وَاِنْ كَانَ كَبُرَ عَلَيْكَ اِعْرَاضُہُمْ فَاِنِ اسْتَطَعْتَ اَنْ تَبْتَغِيَ نَفَقًا فِي الْاَرْضِ اَوْ سُلَّمًا فِي السَّمَاۗءِ فَتَاْتِيَہُمْ بِاٰيَۃٍ۝۰ۭ وَلَوْ شَاۗءَ اللہُ لَجَمَعَہُمْ عَلَي الْہُدٰي فَلَا تَكُوْنَنَّ مِنَ الْجٰہِلِيْنَ۝۳۵
Wain kana kabura AAalayka iAAraduhum faini istataAAta an tabtaghiya nafaqan fee alardi aw sullaman fee alssamai fatatiyahum biayatin walaw shaa Allahu lajamaAAahum AAala alhuda fala takoonanna mina aljahileena


Ahmed Ali

If their aversion still weighs upon you, seek out a tunnel (going deep) into the earth, or a ladder reaching out to the skies, and bring them a sign: (Even then they will not believe). If God had willed He would have brought them all to the right path. So be not like the pagans.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (and if their aversion is grievous unto thee, then, if thou canst, seek a way down) a tunnel (into the earth) such that you enter it (or a ladder) or a method or way which enables you to rise (unto the sky that thou mayst bring unto them a portent (to convince them all)) then do so! (if allah willed, he could have brought them all together to the guidance) to the declaration of allah's divine oneness. (so be not thou among the foolish ones) regarding my decree about their disbelief.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and if their aversion, to islam, is grievous, [too] great, for you, on account of your concern for them, then, if you can, seek out a hole, an underground passage, in the earth, or a ladder, a stairway, to heaven, that you may bring them a sign, from among those they have requested, then go ahead: the meaning is that you will not be able to do this, so be patient until god delivers his judgement — but had god willed, to guide them, he would have gathered them together in guidance, but he did not will this, and so they do not believe; so do not be among the ignorant, of this matter.