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Surah Al-Insan English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About the surah Al-Insan 

Al-Insan ("Human") (alternative names: al-Dahr, "Endless time", Hal Ata, "Has There Not come") is the 76th chapter (surah) of the Quran, with 31 verses (ayat).

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The summary/theme  of the Surah al-insan: 

In this Surah, man is reminded that at one time he was nothing; then a humble beginning was made from a mixed drop of sperm and ovum of which even his mother was unaware.

Lesson learned from Surah al-insan: 

  1. There was a time when man was something not worth mentioning. We should realise our roots.  
  2. Allāh has shown us the way to either be grateful, or be ungrateful. We need to choose wisely.  
  3. Feed the poor, orphans, captives and hungry despite your own love for food. Feed them sincerely hoping only for reward from Allāh, not reimbursement from the people.  
  4. Whoever fears the Last Day and works accordingly, Allāh shall protect him/her from its horrors and grant them happiness and bliss in return.  
  5. Allāh definitely appreciates and acknowledges the efforts of His servants.  
  6. Remember Allāh in the morning and evening.  
  7. The Qur’ān is a reminder; whoever wishes should take it as a means of acquiring proximity to his Rabb.  
  8. It is only Allāh who guides whomsoever He wishes.  
  9. Allāh envelops into His Mercy whomsoever He wishes. We should try our best in attracting that Mercy, which is not difficult considering how vast it is. 
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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


هَلۡ أَتَىٰ عَلَى ٱلۡإِنسَٰنِ حِينٞ مِّنَ ٱلدَّهۡرِ لَمۡ يَكُن شَيۡـٔٗا مَّذۡكُورًا
Transliteration:( Hal ataa 'alal insaani heenum minad dahri lam yakun shai'am mazkooraa )

1. Was there certainly not a time over the life of a human being (2 ) when he was nothing (3) worth mentioning?

إِنَّا خَلَقۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ مِن نُّطۡفَةٍ أَمۡشَاجٖ نَّبۡتَلِيهِ فَجَعَلۡنَٰهُ سَمِيعَۢا بَصِيرًا
Transliteration:( Innaa khalaqnal insaana min nutfatin amshaajin nabta leehi faja'alnaahu samee'am baseeraa )

2. Surely We have created man from a mingled drop of semen (4) so that We might try him so We made him hearing, seeing (5).

إِنَّا هَدَيۡنَٰهُ ٱلسَّبِيلَ إِمَّا شَاكِرٗا وَإِمَّا كَفُورًا
Transliteration:( Innaa hadainaahus sabeela immaa shaakiranw wa immaa kafoora )

3. Verily, We have shown (6) them the way; they may be grateful or ungrateful.
Topic Discussed: Grateful   | Ungrateful   | Sperm Drop   |

إِنَّآ أَعۡتَدۡنَا لِلۡكَٰفِرِينَ سَلَٰسِلَاْ وَأَغۡلَٰلٗا وَسَعِيرًا
Transliteration:( Innaaa a'tadnaa lilkaa fireena salaasila wa aghlaalanw wa sa'eeraa )

4. Surely, We have prepared for the infidels chains and shackles and a burning fire (7).

إِنَّ ٱلۡأَبۡرَارَ يَشۡرَبُونَ مِن كَأۡسٖ كَانَ مِزَاجُهَا كَافُورًا
Transliteration:( Innal abraara yashra boona min kaasin kaana mizaa juhaa kaafooraa )

5. Certainly, the righteous shall drink (8) from a cup, the mixture of which is camphor.

عَيۡنٗا يَشۡرَبُ بِهَا عِبَادُ ٱللَّهِ يُفَجِّرُونَهَا تَفۡجِيرٗا
Transliteration:( 'Aynany yashrabu bihaa 'ibaadul laahi yufajjiroonahaa tafjeeraa )

6. A fountain from which the special devotees of Allah shall drink(9), and make of it to flow a forceful gushing out in abundance wherever they would like in their places (10).

يُوفُونَ بِٱلنَّذۡرِ وَيَخَافُونَ يَوۡمٗا كَانَ شَرُّهُۥ مُسۡتَطِيرٗا
Transliteration:( Yoofoona binnazri wa yakhaafoona yawman kaana sharruhoo mustateeraa )

7. They fulfil (11) their vows and fear a day the evil of which shall be spreading (12) far and wide.

وَيُطۡعِمُونَ ٱلطَّعَامَ عَلَىٰ حُبِّهِۦ مِسۡكِينٗا وَيَتِيمٗا وَأَسِيرًا
Transliteration:( Wa yut''imoonat ta'aama 'alaa hubbihee miskeenanw wa yateemanw wa aseeraa )

8.And they feed out of love (13) for Him to the needy and the orphan and the prisoners (14).

إِنَّمَا نُطۡعِمُكُمۡ لِوَجۡهِ ٱللَّهِ لَا نُرِيدُ مِنكُمۡ جَزَآءٗ وَلَا شُكُورًا
Transliteration:( Innaamaa nut'imukum li wajhil laahi laa nureedu minkum jazaaa'anw wa laa shukooraa )

9.(Saying) we only feed you for Allah's pleasure, we desire from you neither any reward (15) nor thanks.

إِنَّا نَخَافُ مِن رَّبِّنَا يَوۡمًا عَبُوسٗا قَمۡطَرِيرٗا
Transliteration:( Innaa nakhaafu mir Rabbinna Yawman 'aboosan qamtareeraa )

10.Certainly, we fear from our Lord a stern distressful (16) day.
Topic Discussed: Fear   | Rab(Word)   | Day(Word)   |

Surah Al-Insan English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah Al-Insan you can read the translation of Ahmad Raza Khan who was a renowned scholar of the Islamic world and his translation book is known as Kanzul Imaan. You can read the transliteration of Surah Al-Insan which will help you to understand how to read the Arabic text. Apart from that, we have included a Word-By-Word English Translation of the Arabic text of Surah Al-Insan.

Surah Al-Insan English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah Al-Insan we have included two Tafseer (Commentary) in English. The first one is from Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan who was a well-known scholar. In this tafsir, we have also included the most popular Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is the most comprehensive tafsir available in the world. You can read both or any one of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 31 verses / Ayat in Surah Al-Insan

Surah Al-Insan was revealed in Madinah

Surah Al-Insan can be found in Juz or Para 29

There are 2 Ruku in Surah Al-Insan

Surah number of Surah Al-Insan is 76

The meaning of Surah Al-Insan is The Human, Man

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah Al-Insan here at quran4ever.com. Here two tafseer are currently.One is Tafsir Ibn-Kathir and another one is Tafsir-e-Naeemi.

Dear bothers and sisters as a Sunni Muslim we cannot say any Translation and Tafseer was as long it conforms with the 4 school of thoughts. But here at quran4ever.com, we have included Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is most comprehensive tafsir. Apart from that we have also included tafsir of Mufti Ahmad Yaar khan, Tafsir-e-Naeemi of Surah Al-Insan.

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