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walaqad
وَلَقَدْ
And certainly
makkannākum
مَكَّنَّٰكُمْ
We established you
فِى
in
l-arḍi
ٱلْأَرْضِ
the earth
wajaʿalnā
وَجَعَلْنَا
and We made
lakum
لَكُمْ
for you
fīhā
فِيهَا
in it
maʿāyisha
مَعَٰيِشَۗ
livelihood.
qalīlan
قَلِيلًا
Little
مَّا
(is) what
tashkurūna
تَشْكُرُونَ
you (are) grateful.

Wa laqad makkannaakum fil ardi wa ja'alnaa lakum feehaa ma'aayish; qaleelam maa tashkuroon

Sahih International:

And We have certainly established you upon the earth and made for you therein ways of livelihood. Little are you grateful.

1 A. J. Arberry

We have established you in the earth and there appointed for you livelihood; little thanks you show.

2 Abdul Haleem

We established you [people] on the earth and provided you with a means of livelihood there––small thanks you give!

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And assuredly We established you in the earth and appointed for you livelihoods therein; yet little thanks ye return.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

It is We Who have placed you with authority on earth, and provided you therein with means for the fulfilment of your life; small are the thanks that ye give!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

We assuredly established you in the earth and arranged for your livelihood in it. Little do you give thanks.

6 Ahmed Ali

We settled you on the earth, and provided means of livelihood for you in it; but little are the thanks you give.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And indeed We established you in the earth and in it created for you the means of livelihood; very little thanks do you offer!

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Certainly We have established you on the earth, and made in it [various] means of livelihood for you. Little do you thank.

9 Ali Ünal

Indeed, We have established you on the earth (O humankind, endowed you with great potential) and arranged for your livelihood in it. Scarcely do you give thanks!

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(People!) We have indeed established you in the earth (giving you power therein), and provided for you therein (various) means of subsistence. How little thanks you give!

11 English Literal

And We had strengthened/empowered you in the earth/Planet Earth, and We made for you in it livelihood/sustenance, little (is) what you thank/be grateful .

12 Faridul Haque

And indeed We established you in the earth and in it created for you the means of livelihood; very little thanks do you offer!

13 Hamid S. Aziz

We have given you power (authority) in the earth, and provided for you therein the means of self-fulfilment (livelihood, opportunities, resources, faculties); little thanks give ye.

14 Hilali & Khan

And surely, We gave you authority on the earth and appointed for you therein provisions (for your life). Little thanks do you give.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And as for those whose good deeds are light, those are they who ruined their souls because they disbelieved in Our messages.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And certainly We have established you in the earth and made in it means of livelihood for you; little it is that you give thanks.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And We have given you (mankind) power in the earth, and appointed for you therein livelihoods. Little give ye thanks!

18 Muhammad Sarwar

We have made you inhabit the land and provided you with the means of sustenance. Only a few of you give thanks.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

We established you in the earth and made for you a livelihood but little is it that you give thanks.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And surely, We gave you authority on the earth and appointed for you therein livelihoods. Little thanks do you give.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

We established you in the land and provided you with a means of livelihood there: yet you are seldom thankful.

22 Talal Itani

We have established you firmly on earth, and made for you in it livelihood—but rarely do you give thanks.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And We have given you power, O Children of Adam, in the earth, and have appointed for you therein livelihoods (ma`yish is the plural of ma`sha), that is, the means by which you [are able to] subsist; little (qallan m; m is to emphasise the `littleness') thanks you show, for this.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

All Bounties in the Heavens and Earth are for the Benefit of Mankind

Allah says;

وَلَقَدْ مَكَّنَّاكُمْ فِي الَارْضِ وَجَعَلْنَا لَكُمْ فِيهَا مَعَايِشَ قَلِيلً مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ



And surely, We gave you authority on the earth and appointed for you therein livelihoods. Little thanks do you give.

Allah reminds of His favor on His servants in that He made the earth a fixed place for dwelling, placed firm mountains and rivers on it and made homes and allowed them to utilize its benefits. Allah made the clouds work for them (bringing rain) so that they may produce their sustenance from them. He also created the ways and means of earnings, commercial activities and other professions. Yet, most of them give little thanks for this.

Allah said in another Ayah,

وَإِن تَعُدُّواْ نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ لَا تُحْصُوهَا إِنَّ الانْسَانَ لَظَلُومٌ كَفَّارٌ

And if you count the blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them. Verily, man is indeed a wrongdoer, an ingrate. (14;34