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alam
أَلَمْ
Do not
tara
تَرَ
you see
anna
أَنَّ
that
l-laha
ٱللَّهَ
Allah
anzala
أَنزَلَ
sends down
mina
مِنَ
from
l-samāi
ٱلسَّمَآءِ
the sky
māan
مَآءً
water,
fa-akhrajnā
فَأَخْرَجْنَا
then We bring forth
bihi
بِهِۦ
therewith
thamarātin
ثَمَرَٰتٍ
fruits
mukh'talifan
مُّخْتَلِفًا
(of) various
alwānuhā
أَلْوَٰنُهَاۚ
[their] colors?
wamina
وَمِنَ
And in
l-jibāli
ٱلْجِبَالِ
the mountains
judadun
جُدَدٌۢ
(are) tracts,
bīḍun
بِيضٌ
white
waḥum'run
وَحُمْرٌ
and red
mukh'talifun
مُّخْتَلِفٌ
(of) various
alwānuhā
أَلْوَٰنُهَا
[their] colors,
wagharābību
وَغَرَابِيبُ
and intensely black.
sūdun
سُودٌ
and intensely black.

Alam tara annal laaha anzala minas samaaa'i maaa'an fa akhrajnaa bihee samaraatim mukhtalifan alwaanuhaa; wa minal jibaali judadum beedunw wa humrum mukhtalifun alwaanuhaa wa gharaabeebu sood

Sahih International:

Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby fruits of varying colors? And in the mountains are tracts, white and red of varying shades and [some] extremely black.

1 A. J. Arberry

Hast thou not seen how that God sends down out of heaven water, and therewith We bring forth fruits of diverse hues? And in the mountains are streaks white and red, of diverse hues, and pitchy black;

2 Abdul Haleem

Have you [Prophet] not considered how God sends water down from the sky and that We produce with it fruits of varied colours; that there are in the mountains layers of white and red of various hues, and jet black;

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Beholdest thou not that Allah sendeth down water from the heaven, and then We thereby bring fruit of diverse colours? And in the mountains are steaks white and red, of diverse colours, and also intensely black.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Seest thou not that Allah sends down rain from the sky? With it We then bring out produce of various colours. And in the mountains are tracts white and red, of various shades of colour, and black intense in hue.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Do you not see that Allah sent down water from the sky with which We brought forth fruits of diverse hues? In the mountains there are white and red, of diverse hues, and pitchy black;

6 Ahmed Ali

Do you not see how God sends water from the sky, then We produce fruits from it variegated in colour; and on mountains are tracts of red and white, in different shades and raven black.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Have you not seen that it is Allah Who causes the water to descend from the sky? So with it We have grown various colourful fruits; and among the mountains are tracks white and red, of different hues, and others dark black.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Have you not regarded that Allah sends down water from the sky, with which We produce fruits of diverse hues. And in the mountains are stripes, white and red, of diverse hues, and [others] pitch black?

9 Ali Ünal

Do you not see that God sends down water from the sky? Then We bring forth with it produce of various colors (shapes and taste); and in the mountains there are streaks of white and red, of various colors (due to the flora or the variety of stone and rock), as well as raven-black;

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Do you not see that Allâh sends down water from above and brings forth therewith fruits of diverse varieties? And there are white and red strata in the mountains. They have various other colours (also) and (some are) jet-black.

11 English Literal

Do you not see/understand that God descended from the sky water, so We brought out with it fruits its colours (are) different, and from mountains white sides/river banks and red, its colours (are) different, and blacks, very blacks?

12 Faridul Haque

Have you not seen that it is Allah Who causes the water to descend from the sky? So with it We have grown various colourful fruits; and among the mountains are tracks white and red, of different hues, and others dark black.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Then did I punish those who disbelieved, so how intense was My disapproval?

14 Hilali & Khan

See you not that Allah sends down water (rain) from the sky, and We produce therewith fruits of varying colours, and among the mountains are streaks white and red, of varying colours and (others) very black.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Then I seized those who disbelieved, so how (terrible) was My disapproval!

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the cloud, then We bring forth therewith fruits of various colors; and in the mountains are streaks, white and red, of various hues and (others) intensely black?

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Hast thou not seen that Allah causeth water to fall from the sky, and We produce therewith fruit of divers hues; and among the hills are streaks white and red, of divers hues, and (others) raven-black;

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Have you not seen that God has sent water down from the sky, has produced fruits of various colors, and has made streaks of various colors in the mountains, white, red, and intense black.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Did you not see how Allah sends down water from the sky and with it brings forth different colored fruits? In the mountains there are paths of various colors, of white and red, and jetblack.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

See you not that Allah sends down water from the sky, and We produce therewith fruits of various colors, and among the mountains are Judad, white and red, of varying colors and (others) Gharabib black.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Did you not see how God sent down water from the sky with which We bring forth fruit of diverse colours. In the mountains there are streaks of various shades of white and red, and jet-black rocks;

22 Talal Itani

Have you not seen that God sends down water from the sky? With it We produce fruits of various colors. And in the mountains are streaks of white and red—varying in their hue—and pitch-black.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Have you not seen, [have you not] realised, that God sends down water from the heaven, wherewith We bring forth (there is here a shift from the third person [to the first person] address) fruits of diverse hues, such as green, red, and yellow [fruits] and so on? And in the mountains are streaks (judad is the plural of judda, which is a mountain trail or the like) white and red, and yellow, of diverse hues, some intense and some pale, and [others] pitch-black? (gharbbu sd is a supplement to judadun, `streaks', meaning, dark- black rocks; one commonly says aswad ghirbb, but rarely ghirbb aswad).

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Perfect Power of Allah

Allah says;

أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ أَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاء مَاء فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ ثَمَرَاتٍ مُّخْتَلِفًا أَلْوَانُهَا

See you not that Allah sends down water from the sky, and We produce therewith fruits of various colors,

Allah tells us of His complete and perfect power of creation. He tells us how He makes different kinds of things from one thing, which is the water that He sends down from the heaven. From water He brings forth fruits of various colors, yellow, red, green, white and other colors, as we can see in the immense variety of their colors, tastes and scents.

This is like another Ayah where Allah says;

وَفِى الاٌّرْضِ قِطَعٌ مُّتَجَـوِرَتٌ وَجَنَّـتٌ مِّنْ أَعْنَـبٍ وَزَرْعٌ وَنَخِيلٌ صِنْوَنٌ وَغَيْرُ صِنْوَنٍ يُسْقَى بِمَأءٍ وَحِدٍ وَنُفَضِّلُ بَعْضَهَا عَلَى بَعْضٍ فِى الاٍّكُلِ إِنَّ فِى ذلِكَ لايَـتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَعْقِلُونَ

And in the earth are neighbouring tracts, and gardens of vines, and green crops, and date palms, growing into two or three from a single stem root, or otherwise, watered with the same water; yet some of them We make more excellent than others to eat. Verily, in these things there are Ayat for the people who understand. (13;4)

وَمِنَ الْجِبَالِ جُدَدٌ بِيضٌ وَحُمْرٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهَا

and among the mountains are Judad, white and red, of varying colors,

means, He created the mountains like this, with different colors, as we also see that there are indeed white and red mountains, and in some of them there are streaks which are also of varying colors.

Ibn Abbas said Al-Judad means pathways.

This was also the view of Abu Malik, Al-Hasan, Qatadah and As-Suddi.

وَغَرَابِيبُ سُودٌ



and (others) Gharabib black.

And there are some mountains which are very black.

Ikrimah said,

"Al-Gharabib means mountains which are high and black.

This was also the view of Abu Malik, Ata' Al-Khurasani and Qatadah.

Ibn Jarir said,

"When the Arabs describe something as being very black, they say Ghirbib.