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badīʿu
بَدِيعُ
Originator
l-samāwāti
ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ
(of) the heavens
wal-arḍi
وَٱلْأَرْضِۖ
and the earth.
annā
أَنَّىٰ
How
yakūnu
يَكُونُ
can be
lahu
لَهُۥ
for Him
waladun
وَلَدٌ
a son
walam
وَلَمْ
while not
takun
تَكُن
(there) is
lahu
لَّهُۥ
for Him
ṣāḥibatun
صَٰحِبَةٌۖ
a companion,
wakhalaqa
وَخَلَقَ
and He created
kulla
كُلَّ
every
shayin
شَىْءٍۖ
thing?
wahuwa
وَهُوَ
And He
bikulli
بِكُلِّ
(is) of every
shayin
شَىْءٍ
thing
ʿalīmun
عَلِيمٌ
All-Knower.

Badee'us samaawaati wal ardi annnaa yakoonu lahoo waladunw wa lam takul lahoo saahibatunw wa khalaqa kulla shai'in 'Aleem

Sahih International:

[He is] Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could He have a son when He does not have a companion and He created all things? And He is, of all things, Knowing.

1 A. J. Arberry

The Creator of the heavens and the earth -- how should He have a son, seeing that He has no consort, and He created all things, and He has knowledge of everything?

2 Abdul Haleem

the Creator of the heavens and earth! How could He have children when He has no spouse, when He created all things, and has full knowledge of all things?

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Originator of the heavens and the earth! How should He have a son when there is for Him no spouse? And He hath created everything and He is Knower of everything.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth; How can He have a son when He hath no consort? He created all things, and He hath full knowledge of all things.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have a son when He has had no mate? And He has created everything and He has full knowledge of all things.

6 Ahmed Ali

Creator of the heavens and the earth from nothingness, how could He have a son when He has no mate? He created all things, and has knowledge of all things.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

The Originator of the heavens and the earth; how can He possibly have a child when, in fact, He does not have a spouse? And He has created all things; and He knows everything.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

The originator of the heavens and the earth—how could He have a child when He has had no spouse? He created all things and He has knowledge of all things.

9 Ali Ünal

The Originator of the heavens and the earth with nothing before Him to imitate. How can He have a child, when there is for Him no consort, and He has created all things (i.e. nothing created can be a consort for Him)? And He has full knowledge of everything.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

He is Wonderful and Primary Originator of the heavens and the earth! How (and whence) can there be a son for Him, when He has no consort? He has created all things and He has perfect knowledge of everything.

11 English Literal

Creating marvelously without precedent (of) the skies/space and the earth/Planet Earth, how (could it) be for Him a child, and (there) was not for Him a wife/companion/friend, and He created every thing, and He is with every thing knowledgeable?

12 Faridul Haque

The Originator of the heavens and the earth; how can He possibly have a child when, in fact, He does not have a spouse? And He has created all things; and He knows everything.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

The Originator of the heavens and the earth! How can He have a son, when He has no female companion, and when He has created everything, and He is Aware of all things?

14 Hilali & Khan

He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And they regarded the jinn to be partners with Allah, and He created them, and they falsely attributed to Him sons and daughters without knowledge. Glory be to Him, and highly exaulted is He above what they ascribe (to Him)!

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Wonderful Originator of the heavens and the earth! How could He have a son when He has no consort, and He (Himself) created everything, and He is the Knower of all things.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

The Originator of the heavens and the earth! How can He have a child, when there is for Him no consort, when He created all things and is Aware of all things?

18 Muhammad Sarwar

How could the One Who is the Originator of the heavens and the earth and who has no companion, have a son? He created all things and has absolute knowledge of all things.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have a son when He had no female companion? He created all things and has knowledge of all things.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

He is the Badi` (Originator) of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could He have a son when He has no consort? He created everything and is aware of everything!

22 Talal Itani

Originator of the heavens and the earth—how can He have a son when He never had a companion? He created all things, and He has knowledge of all things.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

He is, the Originator of the heavens and the earth, which He originated uniquely without precedent; how should He have a son, when He has no consort, spouse, and He created everything, that was meant to be created, and He has knowledge of all things?

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Meaning of Badi`

Allah said;

بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالَارْضِ

He is the Badi` of the heavens and the earth,

Meaning He originated, created, invented and brought them into existence without precedence, as Mujahid and As-Suddi said.

This is why the word for innovation - Bid`ah - comes from it, because it is something that did not have a precedence.

أَنَّى يَكُونُ لَهُ وَلَدٌ وَلَمْ تَكُن لَّهُ صَاحِبَةٌ

How can He have children when He has no wife!

for the child is the offspring of two compatible spouses. Allah does not have an equal, none of His creatures are similar to Him, for He alone created the entire creation.

Allah said;

وَقَالُواْ اتَّخَذَ الرَّحْمَـنُ وَلَداً

لَقَدْ جِيْتُمْ شَيْياً إِدّاً

And they say;"The Most Beneficent (Allah) has begotten a son." Indeed you have brought forth (said) a terrible evil thing. (19;88-89) until,
وَكُلُّهُمْ اتِيهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فَرْدًا
(And everyone of them will come to Him alone on the Day of Resurrection. (19;95)

وَخَلَقَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ وهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ



He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything.

He has created everything and He is All-Knower of all things. How can He have a wife from His creation who is suitable for His majesty, when there is none like Him! How can He have a child then! Verily, Allah is Glorified above having a son