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amman
أَمَّن
Or Who
yabda-u
يَبْدَؤُا۟
originates
l-khalqa
ٱلْخَلْقَ
the creation
thumma
ثُمَّ
then
yuʿīduhu
يُعِيدُهُۥ
repeats it
waman
وَمَن
and Who
yarzuqukum
يَرْزُقُكُم
provides you
mina
مِّنَ
from
l-samāi
ٱلسَّمَآءِ
the heavens
wal-arḍi
وَٱلْأَرْضِۗ
and the earth?
a-ilāhun
أَءِلَٰهٌ
Is there any god
maʿa
مَّعَ
with
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِۚ
Allah?
qul
قُلْ
Say,
hātū
هَاتُوا۟
"Bring forth
bur'hānakum
بُرْهَٰنَكُمْ
your proof
in
إِن
if
kuntum
كُنتُمْ
you are
ṣādiqīna
صَٰدِقِينَ
truthful."

Ammmany-yabda'ul khalqa summa yu'eeduhoo wa many-yarzuqukum minas sammaaa'i wal ard; 'a-ilaahum ma'allah; qul haatoo burhaanakum in kuntum saadiqeen

Sahih International:

Is He [not best] who begins creation and then repeats it and who provides for you from the heaven and earth? Is there a deity with Allah? Say, "Produce your proof, if you should be truthful."

1 A. J. Arberry

Who originates creation, then brings it back again, and provides you out of heaven and earth. Is there a god with God? Say: 'Produce your proof, if you speak truly.'

2 Abdul Haleem

Who is it that creates life and reproduces it? Who is it that gives you provision from the heavens and earth? Is it another god beside God?’ Say, ‘Show me your evidence then, if what you say is true.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Is not he best Who originateth creation, and shall thereafter restoreth it, and Who provideth for you from the heaven and the earth? IS there any godl along with Allah? Say thou: bring your proof, if ye are truth-tellers.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Or, Who originates creation, then repeats it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Say, "Bring forth your argument, if ye are telling the truth!"

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Who is it Who creates in the first instance and then repeats it? Who is it Who provides you with sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Is there any god associated with Allah (in these tasks)? Say: "Bring forth your evidence, if you are truthful."

6 Ahmed Ali

Who creates first then reverts it? And who gives you provision from the heavens and the earth? Is there any other god along with God? Tell them: "Bring your proof, if you are truthful."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Or He Who initiates the creation, then will create it again, and He Who provides you sustenance from the skies and the earth? Is there a God along with Allah?! Proclaim, “Bring your proof, if you are truthful!”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Is He who originates the creation, then He will bring it back, and who provides for you from the sky and the earth...? What! Is there a god besides Allah? Say, ‘Produce your evidence, if you are truthful.’

9 Ali Ünal

Or He Who originates creation in the first instance and then reproduces it, and Who provides you from the heaven and the earth? Is there another deity besides God? Say: "Produce your evidence, if you are truthful!"

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Or Who is it that originates the creation then keeps on repeating and reproducing it, and Who is it that provides for your sustenance (both physical and spiritual) from the heaven and the earth? Is there any other god with Allâh (capable of being a partner with Him in all these works)? Say, `Bring forward your proof (in support of your polytheistic beliefs) if you are truthful (in what you claim).´

11 English Literal

Or Who creates/initiates the creation then He repeats it , and Who provides for you from the sky/space, and the earth/Planet Earth, is a god with God? Say: "Bring your proof/evidence , if you were truthful."

12 Faridul Haque

Or He Who initiates the creation, then will create it again, and He Who provides you sustenance from the skies and the earth? Is there a God along with Allah?! Proclaim, “Bring your proof, if you are truthful!”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

He who guides you in the darkness of the land and of the sea; and He who sends winds as heralds of His mercy; is there a God besides Allah? High exalted be Allah above what they associate with Him!

14 Hilali & Khan

Is not He (better than your so-called gods) Who originates creation, and shall thereafter repeat it, and Who provides for you from heaven and earth? Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Say, "Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Or, Who answers the distressed one when he calls upon Him and removes the evil, and will make you successors in the earth? Is there a god with Allah? Little is it that you mind!

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it and Who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth. Is there a god With Allah? Say: Bring your proof if you are truthful.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Is not He (best) Who produceth creation, then reproduceth it, and Who provideth for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there any Allah beside Allah? Say: Bring your proof, if ye are truthful!

18 Muhammad Sarwar

"(Are the idols worthier or) the One who began the creation and who will turn it back, who gives you sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Is there any lord besides God? Say, "Bring your proof if what you say is true."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Who originates creation, then brings it back again, who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth, is there a god with Allah? Say: 'Bring us your proof if you are among the truthful'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Is not He Who originates creation, and shall thereafter repeat it, and Who provides for you from heaven and earth Is there any god with Allah Say: "Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Who originates creation, then regenerates it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? Then, is there a deity besides God?" Say, "Bring forward your proofs, if you are telling the truth."

22 Talal Itani

Or, who originates the creation and then repeats it, and who gives you livelihood from the sky and the earth? Is there another god with God? Say, “Produce your evidence, if you are truthful.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Or He Who originates creation, in the wombs, from a sperm-drop, then brings it back again, after death, as established by the proofs for this [resurrection], even if you do not acknowledge it; and Who provides for you from the heaven, rain, and [from] the earth, vegetation. Is there a god with God? In other words, none of the things mentioned is done by anyone other than God, and there is no god with Him. Say, O Muhammad (s); `Produce your proof, your definitive argument, if you are truthful', about their being a god with Me who has done any of the things mentioned.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Allah says,

أَمَّن يَبْدَأُ الْخَلْقَ ثُمَّ يُعِيدُهُ

Is not He Who originates creation, and shall thereafter repeat it,

He is the One Who, by His might and power, originates creation and then repeats it.

This is like the Ayat;

إِنَّ بَطْشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيدٌ

إِنَّهُ هُوَ يُبْدِىءُ وَيُعِيدُ

Verily, the punishment of your Lord is severe and painful. Verily, He it is Who begins and repeats. (85;12-13)

وَهُوَ الَّذِى يَبْدَأُ الْخَلْقَ ثُمَّ يُعِيدُهُ وَهُوَ أَهْوَنُ عَلَيْهِ

And He it is Who originates the creation, then He will repeat it; and this is easier for Him. (30;27)

...
وَمَن يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاء وَالاَْرْضِ

and Who provides for you from heaven and earth,

with the rain He sends down from the sky causing the blessings of the earth to grow, as He says elsewhere;

وَالسَّمَأءِ ذَاتِ الرَّجْعِ

وَالاّرْضِ ذَاتِ الصَّدْعِ

By the sky which gives rain, again and again. And the earth which splits. (86;11-12)

يَعْلَمُ مَا يَلْجُ فِى الاٌّرْضِ وَمَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْهَا وَمَا يَنزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَأءِ وَمَا يَعْرُجُ فِيهَا

He knows that which goes into the earth and that which comes forth from it, and that which descends from the heaven and that which ascends to it. (34;2)

Allah, may He be blessed and exalted, sends down water from the sky as a blessing, and causes it to penetrate the earth, and then come forth as springs. After that, by means of the water He brings forth all kinds of crops, fruits and flowers, in all their different forms and colors.

كُلُواْ وَارْعَوْا أَنْعَـمَكُمْ إِنَّ فِى ذلِكَ لايَـتٍ لاٌّوْلِى النُّهَى

Eat and pasture your cattle; verily, in this are signs for men of understanding. (20;54)

Allah says;

...
أَإِلَهٌ مَّعَ اللَّهِ

Is there any god with Allah!

meaning, who did this Or,

according to another interpretation;after this who could be worth worship!

...
قُلْ هَاتُوا بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

Say;"Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful."

Produce the evidence of that.

But it is known that they have no proof or evidence, as Allah says;

وَمَن يَدْعُ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَـهَا ءَاخَرَ لَا بُرْهَانَ لَهُ بِهِ فَإِنَّمَا حِسَابُهُ عِندَ رَبِّهِ إِنَّهُ لَا يُفْلِحُ الْكَـفِرُونَ

And whoever invokes besides Allah, any other god, of whom he has no proof; then his reckoning is only with his Lord. Surely, the disbelievers will not be successful. (23;117