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Surah An-Nahl English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About the surah an-nahl

The Bee (Arabic: الْنَّحْل; an-nahl) is the 16th chapter (sūrah) of the Qur'an, with 128 verses (āyāt).

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The summary/theme of the surah an-nahl:

It presents very persuasive proofs of Tawhid and refutation of shirk based on clear signs in the universe and in man's own creation. It answers the objections of the disbelievers, refutes their arguments, and removes their doubts. It warns against the consequences of persisting in false ways.

Lesson learned from surah an-nahl:

  1. There are innumerable blessings and signs of Allāh pointing to His existence and supremacy.  
  2. If you try to count the favours of Allāh, you will be unable to do so.  
  3. For those who do good, they will witness the fruits of that good in this very world, as well as in the Hereafter.[1]  
  4. The people of Jannah will get whatever they desire.  
  5. When Allāh wants something to happen, He merely says ‘Be’ and it happens.  
  6. Ask the people who know if you yourself don’t.  
  7. If Allāh was to punish the people immediately for every sin they committed, there would be no living thing left on earth.[2]  
  8. Allāh orders all things good, and forbids all evil.  
  9. Whatever is with us in the world will cease to exist; whatever is with Allāh [reward] will remain forever.  
  10. Whoever does good in this world, be it male or female, will be granted a good life in this world together with the reward in the Hereafter.  
  11. When you recite the Qur’ān, you should start with seeking refuge in Allāh from Shayṭān.  
  12. Ingratitude leads to great depravation in this world, as well as the Hereafter.  
  13. Da‘wah (calling towards Allāh) should be done with wisdom and good admonition.
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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


أَتَىٰٓ أَمۡرُ ٱللَّهِ فَلَا تَسۡتَعۡجِلُوهُۚ سُبۡحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يُشۡرِكُونَ
Transliteration:( Ataaa amrullaahi falaa tasta'jilooh; Subhaanahoo wa Ta'aalaa 'ammaa yushrikoon )

1. Now comes the Command of Allah; therefore, do not ask (2) for it to be hastened. Glory is to Him and He is Exalted above all the associates.

يُنَزِّلُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓئِكَةَ بِٱلرُّوحِ مِنۡ أَمۡرِهِۦ عَلَىٰ مَن يَشَآءُ مِنۡ عِبَادِهِۦٓ أَنۡ أَنذِرُوٓاْ أَنَّهُۥ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنَا۠ فَٱتَّقُونِ
Transliteration:( Yunazzilul malaaa 'ikata birroohi min amrihee 'alaa mai yashaaa'u min 'ibaadiheee an anzirooo annahoo laaa ilaaha illaaa ana fattaqoon )

2. He sends down the angels with the spirit from His Command, that is the revelation (3) on whomsoever of His bondsmen He pleases (4), 'Warn that none is worthy of worship (5) besides Me, so fear Me."

خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ بِٱلۡحَقِّۚ تَعَٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يُشۡرِكُونَ
Transliteration:( Khalaqas samaawaati wal arda bilhaqq; Ta'aalaa 'ammaa yushrikoon )

3. He created the heavens and the earth rightly. He is far High above their associates.

خَلَقَ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ مِن نُّطۡفَةٖ فَإِذَا هُوَ خَصِيمٞ مُّبِينٞ
Transliteration:( Khalaqal insaana min nutfatin fa izaa huwa khaseemum mubeen )

4. He created man from purified drop (semen),(6) so He is an open disputer.
Topic Discussed: Man Creation   | Sperm Drop   | Man(Word)   |

وَٱلۡأَنۡعَٰمَ خَلَقَهَاۖ لَكُمۡ فِيهَا دِفۡءٞ وَمَنَٰفِعُ وَمِنۡهَا تَأۡكُلُونَ
Transliteration:( Wal an 'amaa khalaqahaa; lakum feehaa dif'unw wa manaafi'u wa minhaa taakuloon )

5. And He created the cattle, there is a warm costume and there are profits, and of them you eat (7)?.
Topic Discussed: Cattle   | Ride Cattle   | Eat(Word)   | Eat Meat   |

وَلَكُمۡ فِيهَا جَمَالٌ حِينَ تُرِيحُونَ وَحِينَ تَسۡرَحُونَ
Transliteration:( Wa lakum feehaa jamaalun heena tureehoona wa heena tasrahoon )

6. And there is beauty in them for you, when you bring them back in the evening and when you leave them for grazing (8).
Topic Discussed: Ride Cattle   | Evening   |

وَتَحۡمِلُ أَثۡقَالَكُمۡ إِلَىٰ بَلَدٖ لَّمۡ تَكُونُواْ بَٰلِغِيهِ إِلَّا بِشِقِّ ٱلۡأَنفُسِۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكُمۡ لَرَءُوفٞ رَّحِيمٞ
Transliteration:( Wa tahmilu asqaalakum ilaa baladil lam takoonoo baaligheehi illaa bishiqqil anfus; inna Rabbakum la Ra'oofur Raheem )

7. And they carry your loads to a city, which you could not reach, but being heavily tired (9). Verily your Lord is Most Kind and Most Merciful (10).

وَٱلۡخَيۡلَ وَٱلۡبِغَالَ وَٱلۡحَمِيرَ لِتَرۡكَبُوهَا وَزِينَةٗۚ وَيَخۡلُقُ مَا لَا تَعۡلَمُونَ
Transliteration:( Walkhaila wal bighaala wal hameera litarkaboohaa wa zeenah; wa yakhluqu maa laa ta'lamoon )

8. And horses and mules and asses that you may ride upon them and for adornment (11). And He creates what you know not (12),

وَعَلَى ٱللَّهِ قَصۡدُ ٱلسَّبِيلِ وَمِنۡهَا جَآئِرٞۚ وَلَوۡ شَآءَ لَهَدَىٰكُمۡ أَجۡمَعِينَ
Transliteration:( Wa 'alal laahi qasdus sabeeli wa minhaa jaaa'ir; wa law shaaa'a lahadaakum ajma'een )

9. And the middle path is rightly upto Allah (13) and some path is crooked (14). And had He willed, He would have guided you all together (15).

هُوَ ٱلَّذِيٓ أَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءٗۖ لَّكُم مِّنۡهُ شَرَابٞ وَمِنۡهُ شَجَرٞ فِيهِ تُسِيمُونَ
Transliteration:( Huwal lazeee anzala minas samaaa'i maaa'al lakum minhu sharaabunw wa minhu shajarun feehi tuseemoon )

10. It is He Who sent down water from the sky (16) for you, from it there is drink (17) for you. And from it there are trees by which you pasture (18).
Topic Discussed: Pasture   | Drink   | Water(Word)   | Sky(Direct Word)   |

Surah An-Nahl English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah An-Nahl 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 An-Nahl 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 An-Nahl.

Surah An-Nahl English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah An-Nahl 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 128 verses / Ayat in Surah An-Nahl

Surah An-Nahl was revealed in Makkah

Surah An-Nahl can be found in Juz or Para 14

There are 16 Ruku in Surah An-Nahl

Surah number of Surah An-Nahl is 16

The meaning of Surah An-Nahl is The Bees

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah An-Nahl 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 An-Nahl.

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