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  • Surah Al Baqarah (The Cow) Ayat 259


  • أَوْ
  • كَٱلَّذِى
  • مَرَّ
  • عَلَىٰ
  • قَرْيَةٍ
  • وَهِىَ
  • خَاوِيَةٌ
  • عَلَىٰ
  • عُرُوشِهَا
  • قَالَ
  • أَنَّىٰ
  • يُحْىِۦ
  • هَٰذِهِ
  • ٱللَّهُ
  • بَعْدَ
  • مَوْتِهَا
  • ۖ
  • فَأَمَاتَهُ
  • ٱللَّهُ
  • مِا۟ئَةَ
  • عَامٍ
  • ثُمَّ
  • بَعَثَهُۥ
  • ۖ
  • قَالَ
  • كَمْ
  • لَبِثْتَ
  • ۖ
  • قَالَ
  • لَبِثْتُ
  • يَوْمًا
  • أَوْ
  • بَعْضَ
  • يَوْمٍ
  • ۖ
  • قَالَ
  • بَل
  • لَّبِثْتَ
  • مِا۟ئَةَ
  • عَامٍ
  • فَٱنظُرْ
  • إِلَىٰ
  • طَعَامِكَ
  • وَشَرَابِكَ
  • لَمْ
  • يَتَسَنَّهْ
  • ۖ
  • وَٱنظُرْ
  • إِلَىٰ
  • حِمَارِكَ
  • وَلِنَجْعَلَكَ
  • ءَايَةً
  • لِّلنَّاسِ
  • ۖ
  • وَٱنظُرْ
  • إِلَى
  • ٱلْعِظَامِ
  • كَيْفَ
  • نُنشِزُهَا
  • ثُمَّ
  • نَكْسُوهَا
  • لَحْمًا
  • ۚ
  • فَلَمَّا
  • تَبَيَّنَ
  • لَهُۥ
  • قَالَ
  • أَعْلَمُ
  • أَنَّ
  • ٱللَّهَ
  • عَلَىٰ
  • كُلِّ
  • شَىْءٍ
  • قَدِيرٌ
  • Muhammad Habib Shakir: Or the like of him (Uzair) who passed by a town, and it had fallen down upon its roofs; he said: When will Allah give it life after its death? So Allah caused him to die for a hundred years, then raised him to life. He said: How long have you tarried? He said: I have tarried a day, or a part of a day. Said He: Nay! you have tarried a hundred years; then look at your food and drink-- years have not passed over it; and look at your ass; and that We may make you a sign to men, and look at the bones, how We set them together, then clothed them with flesh; so when it became clear to him, he said: I know that Allah has power over all things.
  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali: Or (take) the similitude of one who passed by a hamlet, all in ruins to its roofs. He said: "Oh! how shall Allah bring it (ever) to life, after (this) its death?" but Allah caused him to die for a hundred years, then raised him up (again). He said: "How long didst thou tarry (thus)?" He said: (Perhaps) a day or part of a day." He said: "Nay, thou hast tarried thus a hundred years; but look at thy food and thy drink; they show no signs of age; and look at thy donkey: And that We may make of thee a sign unto the people, Look further at the bones, how We bring them together and clothe them with flesh." When this was shown clearly to him, he said: "I know that Allah hath power over all things."
  • M.Pickthall: Or (bethink thee of) the like of him who, passing by a township which had fallen into utter ruin, exclaimed: How shall Allah give this township life after its death? And Allah made him die a hundred years, then brought him back to life. He said: How long hast thou tarried? (The man) said: I have tarried a day or part of a day. (He) said: Nay, but thou hast tarried for a hundred years. Just look at thy food and drink which have not rotted! Look at thine ass! And, that We may make thee a token unto mankind, look at the bones, how We adjust them and then cover them with flesh! And when (the matter) became clear unto him, he said: I know now that Allah is Able to do all things.
  • Amatul Rahmân Omer: Or consider the case of him (- Ezekiel) who passed by a town (- Jerusalem as it was left in desolation by Nebuchadnezzar) and it had fallen in upon its roofs. He said, `When will Allâh restore this (town) to life after its destruction?´ So (in his vision) Allâh kept him in a state of death for a hundred years, then He raised him (to life). Then (God) said, `How long have you stayed (in this state of death)?´ He replied, `I may have stayed a day or a part of a day (in this state).´ (God) said, `(Yes this too is correct) but (as you have witnessed in your vision) you have stayed for a hundred years. Now look at your food and drink, they have escaped the action of time, and look at your donkey (too, years have not passed over it). And (We have made you visualise all this) that We may make you a sign to the people. And look at the (dead) bones how We set them together and then clothe them with flesh.´ Thus when the fact of the matter became clear to him, he said, `I know that Allâh is the Possessor of full power to do all that He will.´
  • Maulana Mohammad Ali: Or like him who passed by a town, and it had fallen in upon its roofs. He said: When will Allah give it life after its death? So Allah caused him to die for a hundred years, then raised him. He said: How long hast thou tarried? He said: I have tarried a day, or part of a day. He said: Nay, thou has tarried a hundred years; but look at thy food and drink -- years have not passed over it! And look at thy ass! And that We may make thee a sign to men. And look at the bones, how We set them together then clothe them with flesh. So when it became clear to him, he said: I know that Allah is Possessor of power over all things.