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walaqad
وَلَقَدْ
And certainly
khalaqnākum
خَلَقْنَٰكُمْ
We created you
thumma
ثُمَّ
then
ṣawwarnākum
صَوَّرْنَٰكُمْ
We fashioned you.
thumma
ثُمَّ
then
qul'nā
قُلْنَا
We said
lil'malāikati
لِلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةِ
to the Angels,
us'judū
ٱسْجُدُوا۟
"Prostrate
liādama
لِءَادَمَ
to Adam,"
fasajadū
فَسَجَدُوٓا۟
So they prostrated,
illā
إِلَّآ
except
ib'līsa
إِبْلِيسَ
Iblis.
lam
لَمْ
Not
yakun
يَكُن
he was
mina
مِّنَ
of
l-sājidīna
ٱلسَّٰجِدِينَ
those who prostrated.

Wa laqad khalaqnaakum summa sawwarnaakum summa qulnaa lilmalaaa'ikatis judoo li Aadama fa-sajadooo illaaa Ibleesa lam yakum minas saajideen

Sahih International:

And We have certainly created you, [O Mankind], and given you [human] form. Then We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam"; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was not of those who prostrated.

1 A. J. Arberry

We created you, then We shaped you, then We said to the angels: 'Bow yourselves to Adam'; so they bowed themselves, save Iblis -- he was not of those that bowed themselves.

2 Abdul Haleem

We created you, We gave you shape, and then We said to the angels, ‘Bow down before Adam,’ and they did. But not Iblis: he was not one of those who bowed down.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And assuredly We created you, thereafter We fashioned you, and thereafter We said to the angels: prostrate yourselves before Adam; then they fell prostrate; not so Iblis: he was not of those who fell prostrate.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

It is We Who created you and gave you shape; then We bade the angels prostrate to Adam, and they prostrate; not so Iblis; He refused to be of those who prostrate.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

We initiated your creation, then We gave you each a shape, and then We said to the angels: 'Prostrate before Adam.') They all prostrated except Iblis: he was not one of those who fell Prostrate.

6 Ahmed Ali

Verily We created you and gave you form and shape, and ordered the angels to bow before Adam in homage; and they all bowed but Iblis who was not among those who bowed.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And indeed We created you, then designed you and then ordered the angels, “Prostrate before Adam”; so they all prostrated, except Iblis (Satan); he did not become of those who prostrate.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Certainly We created you, then We formed you, then We said to the angels, ‘Prostrate before Adam.’ So they [all] prostrated, but not Iblis: he was not among those who prostrated.

9 Ali Ünal

We brought you into existence, then We gave you each a form (perfectly suited to your nature), and then We said to the angels (to signify that they affirm the degree of knowledge and superiority of Adam and his deserving vicegerency, and that they will help him to perform his duty on the earth): "Prostrate before Adam!" They all prostrated, but Iblis did not; he was not of those who prostrated.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

We did determine you, then We gave you shape, then said to the angels, `Make submission to (the Children of) Adam,´ so they all submitted. But Iblîs (did not), he would not be of those who submit.

11 English Literal

And We had created you, then We pictured/formed you , then We said to the angels: "Prostrate to Adam." So they prostrated except Satan , was not from the prostrating.

12 Faridul Haque

And indeed We created you, then designed you and then ordered the angels, “Prostrate before Adam”; so they all prostrated, except Iblis (Satan); he did not become of those who prostrate.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

It is We who created you, and then gave you Form (shape), then We said unto the angels, "Prostrate yourselves before Adam (do him obeisance)," and they fell prostrate, except Iblis, who was not of those who make prostration (or have humility).

14 Hilali & Khan

And surely, We created you (your father Adam) and then gave you shape (the noble shape of a human being), then We told the angels, "Prostrate to Adam", and they prostrated, except Iblis (Satan), he refused to be of those who prostrate.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

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

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And certainly We created you, then We fashioned you, then We said to the angels: Prostrate to Adam. So they did prostrate except Iblis; he was not of those who prostrated.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And We created you, then fashioned you, then told the angels: Fall ye prostrate before Adam! And they fell prostrate, all save Iblis, who was not of those who make prostration.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

We created and shaped you, then told the angels to prostrate themselves before Adam. All the angels obeyed except Satan who did not.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

We created you then We shaped you, then We said to the angels: 'Prostrate yourselves before Adam' They all prostrated themselves except iblis he was not among the prostrated.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And surely, We created you and then gave you shape; then We told the angels, "Prostrate yourselves to Adam," and they prostrated, except Iblis (Shaytan), he refused to be of those who prostrated.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

We created you, then We shaped you and then We said to the angels, "Prostrate yourselves before Adam," and they all prostrated themselves, except Satan. He was not among those who prostrated themselves.

22 Talal Itani

We created you, then We shaped you, then We said to the angels, “Bow down before Adam;” so they bowed down, except for Satan; he was not of those who bowed down.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And We created you, that is, your father Adam, then shaped you, that is, We shaped him with you [deposited] in his back, then said to the angels; `Prostrate yourselves before Adam!', a prostration that is a bow of salutation. So they fell prostrate, all save Ibls, the father of the jinn, who was among the angels -- he was not of those who make prostration.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Prostration of the Angels to Adam and Shaytan's Arrogance

Allah informs the Children of Adam about the honor of their father and the enmity of Shaytan, who still has envy for them and for their father Adam. So they should beware of him and not follow in his footsteps.

Allah said,

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَاكُمْ ثُمَّ صَوَّرْنَاكُمْ ثُمَّ قُلْنَا لِلْمَليِكَةِ اسْجُدُواْ لادَمَ فَسَجَدُواْ

And surely, We created you and then gave you shape; then We told the angels, "Prostrate yourselves to Adam," and they prostrated,

This is like His saying,

وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَـيِكَةِ إِنِّى خَـلِقٌ بَشَرًا مِّن صَلْصَـلٍ مِّنْ حَمَإٍ مَّسْنُونٍ

فَإِذَا سَوَّيْتُهُ وَنَفَخْتُ فِيهِ مِن رُّوحِى فَقَعُواْ لَهُ سَـجِدِينَ

And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels;"I am going to create a man from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud. So, when I have fashioned him completely and breathed into him the soul (which I created for him), then fall (you) down prostrating yourselves unto him." (15;28-29)

After Allah created Adam with His Hands from dried clay of altered mud and made him in the shape of a human being, He blew life into him and ordered the angels to prostrate before him, honoring Allah's glory and magnificence. The angels all heard, obeyed and prostrated, but Iblis did not prostrate.

إِلاَّ إِبْلِيسَ لَمْ يَكُن مِّنَ السَّاجِدِينَ



except Iblis (Shaytan), he refused to be of those who prostrated.

We explained this subject in the beginning of Surah Al-Baqarah. Therefore, the Ayah (7;11) refers to Adam, although Allah used the plural in this case, because Adam is the father of all mankind.

Similarly, Allah said to the Children of Israel who lived during the time of the Prophet,

وَظَلَّلْنَا عَلَيْكُمُ الْغَمَامَ وَأَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَنَّ وَالسَّلْوَى

And We shaded you with clouds and sent down on you manna and the quail, (2;57)

This refers to their forefathers who lived during the time of Moses. But, since that was a favor given to the forefathers, and they are their very source, then the offspring have also been favored by it. This is not the case in;

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الاِنْسَـنَ مِن سُلَـلَةٍ مِّن طِينٍ

And indeed We created man out of an extract of clay (water and earth). (23;12)

For this merely means that Adam was created from clay. His children were created from Nutfah (mixed male and female sexual discharge).

This last Ayah is thus talking about the origin of mankind, not that they were all created from clay, and Allah knows best