Qul yuh yeehal lazeee ansha ahaaa awwala marrah; wa Huwa bikulli khalqin 'Aleem
Say, "He will give them life who produced them the first time; and He is, of all creation, Knowing."
1 A. J. Arberry
Say: 'He shall quicken them, who originated them the first time; He knows all creation,
2 Abdul Haleem
Say, ‘He who created them in the first place will give them life again: He has full knowledge of every act of creation.
3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Say thou:" He shall quicken them Who brought them forth for the first time, and He is of every kind of creation the Knower!
4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Say, "He will give them life Who created them for the first time! for He is Well-versed in every kind of creation!-
5 Abul Ala Maududi
Say: “He Who first brought them into being will quicken them; He knows well about every kind of creation;
6 Ahmed Ali
Say: "He who created you the first time. He has knowledge of every creation,
7 Ahmed Raza Khan
Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), “They will be revived by the One Who created them the first time; and He is the All Knowing of every creation.”
8 Ali Quli Qarai
Say, ‘He will revive them who produced them the first time, and He has knowledge of all creation.
9 Ali Ünal
Say: "He Who produced them in the first instance will give them life. He has full knowledge of every (form and mode and possibility of) creation (and of everything He has created He knows every detail in every dimension of time and space)."
10 Amatul Rahman Omar
Say, `He Who evolved them the first time will again raise them to life. He is fully conversant with all (types and methods of) creation.
11 English Literal
Say: "Revives/makes it alive (God) who created/originated it (the) first/beginning time, and He is with every/each creation knowledgeable."
12 Faridul Haque
Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), “They will be revived by the One Who created them the first time; and He is the All Knowing of every creation.”
13 Hamid S. Aziz
Say, "He will give life to them Who brought them into existence in the first place, and He is Knower of all (modes of) creation -
14 Hilali & Khan
Say: (O Muhammad SAW) "He will give life to them Who created them for the first time! And He is the All-Knower of every creation!"
15 Maulana Mohammad Ali
And he strikes out a likeness for Us and forgets his own creation. Says he: Who will give life to bones, when they are rotten?
16 Mohammad Habib Shakir
Say: He will give life to them Who brought them into existence at first, and He is cognizant of all creation
17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
Say: He will revive them Who produced them at the first, for He is Knower of every creation,
18 Muhammad Sarwar
(Muhammad), tell him, "He who gave them life in the first place will bring them back to life again. He has the best knowledge of all creatures.
19 Qaribullah & Darwish
Say: 'He will quicken them who originated them the first time; He has knowledge of every creation;
20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
Say: "He will give life to them Who created them for the first time! And He is the All-Knower of every creation!"
21 Wahiduddin Khan
Say, "He who brought them into being in the first instance will give them life again: He has knowledge of every type of creation:
22 Talal Itani
Say, “He who initiated them in the first instance will revive them. He has knowledge of every creation.”
23 Tafsir jalalayn
Say; `He will revive them Who originated them the first time, and He is Knower of all creation, [of every single] creature, generally and in detail, before and after it has been created --
24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir
"He will give life to them Who created them for the first time! And He is the All-Knower of every creation!"
meaning, He knows about the bones in all areas and regions of the earth, where they have gone when they disintegrated and dispersed.
Imam Ahmad recorded that Rib`i said;
""Uqbah bin `Amr said to Hudhayfah, may Allah be pleased with him, `Will you not tell us what you heard from the Messenger of Allah?'
He said, `I heard him say;
إِنَّ رَجُلً حَضَرَهُ الْمَوْتُ فَلَمَّا أَيِسَ مِنَ الْحَيَاةِ أَوْصَى أَهْلَهُ إِذَا أَنَا مُتُّ فَاجْمَعُوا لِي حَطَبًا كَثِيرًا جَزْلاً ثُمَّ أَوْقِدُوا فِيهِ نَارًا حَتْى إِذَا أَكَلَتْ لَحْمِي وَخَلَصَتْ إِلَى عَظْمِي فَامْتُحِشْتُ فَخُذُوهَا فَدُقُّوهَا فَذَرُّوهَا فِي الْيَمِّ فَفَعَلُوا فَجَمَعَهُ اللهُ تَعَالَى إِلَيْهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ لِمَ فَعَلْتَ ذَلِكَ قَالَ مِنْ خَشْيَتِكَ فَغَفَرَ اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَه
Death approached a man and when there was no longer any hope for him, he said to his family,
"When I die, gather a lot of firewood, then set it ablaze until my flesh is consumed and it reaches my bones and they become brittle. Then take them and grind them, and scatter them in the sea."
So they did that, but Allah gathered him together and said to him;
"Why did you do that?"
He said, "Because I feared You."
So Allah forgave him.'
Uqbah bin `Amr said, `I heard him say that, and the man was a gravedigger."'
Many versions of this Hadith were recorded in the Two Sahihs.
One of these versions mentions that he commanded his sons to burn him and then grind his remains into small pieces, and then scatter half of them on land and half of them on the sea on a windy day. So they did that, then Allah commanded the sea to gather together whatever remains were in it, and He commanded the land to do likewise, then he said to him, "Be!", and he was a man, standing.
Allah said to him. "What made you do what you did?"
He said, "The fear of You, and You know best."
Straight away He forgave him.
الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُم مِّنَ الشَّجَرِ الاَْخْضَرِ نَارًا فَإِذَا أَنتُم مِّنْهُ تُوقِدُونَ