سورة الأنعام   

Surah Name: Al-An'am Meaning:The Cattle

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • The entire Sarah was revealed at one time during the last year of the Holy Prophet-SW stay at Makkah. It, therefore, sums up the major articles of faith, the unity of Allah-SWT , life beyond life, and the Prophethood together with their practical application to human life. Simultaneously, it rejects the wrong beliefs of the Polytheists, giving answers to their objections-and comforts the Holy Prophet-SW and his Companions-RAU at this most critical juncture, against the reckless persecutions of the non-believers. It ends up with the solemn declaration chosen for the true believers: “Surely my Salaat, my devotion, my life and my death are all for Allah-SWT .

    Excellence in every aspect is attributed to the Creator of the heavens and the earth: of the light and the darkness

  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 20
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 165
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 6
  • Rukū / Section 12 contains Āyāt / Parts 6
  • Siparah/ Volume 7 & 8


إِنَّ اللّهَ فَالِقُ الْحَبِّ وَالنَّوَى يُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَمُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتِ مِنَ الْحَيِّ ذَلِكُمُ اللّهُ فَأَنَّى تُؤْفَكُونَ

Inna Allaha faliqu alhabbi wa(al)nnawa yukhriju alhayya mina almayyiti wamukhriju almayyiti mina alhayyi thalikumu Allahu faanna tufakoon(a)

Allah-SWT is the Splitter of seed-grain and the date stone. He-SWT brings forth the living from the lifeless and He-SWT is the Bringer-forth of the lifeless from the living. Such is Allah-SWT ; wither away are you then deviating?


فَالِقُ الإِصْبَاحِ وَجَعَلَ اللَّيْلَ سَكَنًا وَالشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ حُسْبَانًا ذَلِكَ تَقْدِيرُ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ

Faliqu alisbahi wajaAAala allayla sakanan wa(al)shshamsa wa(a)lqamara husbananthalika taqdeeru alAAazeezi alAAaleem(i)

Cleaver of the dawn. He-SWT has appointed the night as repose and appointed the sun and the moon according to a reckoning. That is the disposition of the Mighty, the Knowing.


وَهُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ النُّجُومَ لِتَهْتَدُواْ بِهَا فِي ظُلُمَاتِ الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ قَدْ فَصَّلْنَا الآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ

Wahuwa allathee jaAAala lakumu a(l)nnujooma litahtadoo biha fee thulumati albarri wa(a)lbahri qad fassalna alayati liqawmin yaAAlamoon(a)

It is He-SWT who has made for you the stars that you may be guided with them in the darkness of the land and the sea. Surely We-SWT have expounded the Signs for a people who know.


وَهُوَ الَّذِيَ أَنشَأَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ فَمُسْتَقَرٌّ وَمُسْتَوْدَعٌ قَدْ فَصَّلْنَا الآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَفْقَهُونَ

Wahuwa allathee anshaakum min nafsin wahidatin famustaqarrun wamustawdaAAun qad fassalna alayati liqawmin yafqahoon(a)

It is He-SWT Who-SWT has produced you from one person, and provided for you an abode and a depository. Surely We-SWT have expounded the Signs for a people who understand.


وَهُوَ الَّذِيَ أَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاء مَاء فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ نَبَاتَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ فَأَخْرَجْنَا مِنْهُ خَضِرًا نُّخْرِجُ مِنْهُ حَبًّا مُّتَرَاكِبًا وَمِنَ النَّخْلِ مِن طَلْعِهَا قِنْوَانٌ دَانِيَةٌ وَجَنَّاتٍ مِّنْ أَعْنَابٍ وَالزَّيْتُونَ وَالرُّمَّانَ مُشْتَبِهًا وَغَيْرَ مُتَشَابِهٍ انظُرُواْ إِلِى ثَمَرِهِ إِذَا أَثْمَرَ وَيَنْعِهِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكُمْ لآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ

Wahuwa allathee anzala mina a(l)ssamai maan faakhrajna bihi nabata kulli shayin faakhrajna minhu khadiran nukhriju minhu habban mutarakiban wamina a(l)nnakhli min talAAiha qinwanun daniyatun wajannatin min aAAnabin wa(al)zzaytoona wa(al)rrummana mushtabihan waghayra mutashabihin onthuroo ila thamarihi ithaathmara wayanAAihi inna fee thalikum laayatin liqawmin yuminoon(a)

It is He-SWT Who has sent down water from the heaven and We-SWT have thereby brought forth growth of every kind, and out of it We-SWT have brought forth green stalks from which We-SWT produce close growing seed grain. And from the date stone: from the spathe thereof come forth clusters of dates low hanging; and gardens of grapes, and the olive, and the pomegranate, similar to one another and dissimilar. Look at the fruit thereof when it bears fruits and the reforming thereof. Verily in them are Signs for a people who believe.


وَجَعَلُواْ لِلّهِ شُرَكَاء الْجِنَّ وَخَلَقَهُمْ وَخَرَقُواْ لَهُ بَنِينَ وَبَنَاتٍ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ

WajaAAaloo lillahi shurakaa aljinna wakhalaqahum wakharaqoo lahu baneena wabanatin bighayri AAilmin subhanahu wataAAala AAamma yasifoon(a)

And they have set up Jinn as associates of Allah-SWT , whereas He-SWT has created them, and they impute to Him-SWT falsely without knowledge, sons and daughters. Hallowed be He-SWT and far above what they ascribe!


In The Name of Allah-SWT the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

To counter the false beliefs of the infidels logically Allah-SWT Commands that the life of this universe ought to be pondered over to see which is the mighty power that grows tree from a seed and crop laden green fields from tiny-grains! Certainly it is Allah-SWT Alone while all the rest is His-SWT creation. The seeds and grains grew even before the existence of those whom the infidels take as their providers. In the animal world the system of reproduction itself invites deliberation; how a sperm or an egg can lead to the birth of a living being and how animals in turn produce sperm or eggs to carry on the procreation. What a dexterity that He-SWT creates from a non-living the living, and then to continue the process again makes a non-living drop the source of the living. So why take such creations as partners with Him-SWT ? It is indeed very foolish. This is the system on earth. Now take a look at the heaven; Who-SWT brings forth the light of dawn from the darkness of night? Though darkness is the opposite of light, yet He-SWT creates light from the womb of darkness! And the darkness of night, though people may not like it much, yet it is a great blessing of Allaah-SWT for them to recoup from the tiring routine of the day and start afresh, had there been no night, the entire mankind could not possibly have agreed upon a particular time to rest. Would resting in broad daylight have given the same amount of comfort that a night gives? It is just impossible.


Solar and Lunar Calculations

It is indeed Allaah-SWT ’s Favour that He-SWT regulated the orbits of the solar and lunar movements. Besides other countless benefits, the calculation of time itself is a great blessing. These large luminous heavenly bodies move with such precision and punctuality that it is possible to calculate not only days and nights, but also hours, minutes and seconds. In these Ayat the sun and the moon have been mentioned as the instruments for the calculation of time, thus it is not wrong to calculate the dates, months or years by the solar calendar either. However, worships have been orientated with the lunar calendar. One of the rationale is that it is easy for every individual to keep an account by observing the moon cycle. Since the obligatory worships such as fasting during the month of Ramadhan and Hajj are dependant on the sighting of the new moon, the lunar calendar must be followed carefully and its disregard shall be sinful. However, in daily routine using the solar calculations is not prohibited, while its discontinuation would not be a sinful act. All these matters have been determined by the Most Powerful and the Omnipotent, the One and the Only Allaah-SWT to Whom-SWT no partners can be ascribed, whereas mankind is as powerless today as it was on the very first day of its creation. Can all the people join together to hasten or delay the movement of the sun or the moon? Not at all. Allaah-SWT the Almighty has prefixed the orbit and the time of rising and setting of each and every star so that the travellers on land or on the sea can find their way in darkness by looking at .them. These are such clear Signs that anyone with the slightest common reuse and knowledge will have no option but to acknowledge Allaah-SWT ’s Greatness.


People must look at themselves how the Almighty created them from a single soul, Prophet Aadam-AS and then laid down the system of procreation. The stages of procreation, whether the loins of father or the womb of mother, life or death, are all temporary stations while the Hereafter is their final destination. Some are on their way; some have gone past, while others have to follow. With the slightest ability to contemplate, one can see very clear Signs of His-SWT Omnipotence.


Now observe the rain! See how He-SWT lifts water to such heights, the clouds drift with the winds, and when the water pours down, even the land seems to be unable to host so much down pour. From high altitudes, the water is delivered to the depths of the soil giving life to all forms of plantations. Once a part of sea, it is formed into clouds and drizzling down in the form of drops through the space, runs as the lifeline for the plants and trees. It is present in the greenery as well as in the fodder. The grains yield is like the lovely stringed beads, the dates form beautiful clusters and a variety of colourful fruits such as grapes, pomegranates and olives abound. It was intrinsically the same water but see how it reached everywhere and underwent so many amazing transformations. Who is behind the scenes doing all this? Only Allah-SWT , the Almighty! Does He-SWT require the assistance of anyone to fulfill the needs of His-SWT people? They take Jinn for His-SWT partners, who themselves are a humble creation. Sometimes out of ignorance, people perceive Allah-SWT by human standards and ascribe Him-SWT sons and daughters, whereas He-SWT is above all, pure and matchless. No one is like Him-SWT and He-SWT is far above the ignorant fabrications.