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wahuwa
وَهُوَ
And He
alladhī
ٱلَّذِى
(is) the One Who
yur'silu
يُرْسِلُ
sends
l-riyāḥa
ٱلرِّيَٰحَ
the winds
bush'ran
بُشْرًۢا
(as) glad tidings
bayna
بَيْنَ
from
yaday
يَدَىْ
before
raḥmatihi
رَحْمَتِهِۦۖ
His Mercy,
ḥattā
حَتَّىٰٓ
until,
idhā
إِذَآ
when
aqallat
أَقَلَّتْ
they have carried
saḥāban
سَحَابًا
clouds -
thiqālan
ثِقَالًا
heavy,
suq'nāhu
سُقْنَٰهُ
We drive them
libaladin
لِبَلَدٍ
to a land
mayyitin
مَّيِّتٍ
dead
fa-anzalnā
فَأَنزَلْنَا
then We send down
bihi
بِهِ
from it
l-māa
ٱلْمَآءَ
the water
fa-akhrajnā
فَأَخْرَجْنَا
then We bring forth
bihi
بِهِۦ
from it
min
مِن
(of)
kulli
كُلِّ
all (kinds)
l-thamarāti
ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِۚ
(of) fruits.
kadhālika
كَذَٰلِكَ
Thus
nukh'riju
نُخْرِجُ
We will bring forth
l-mawtā
ٱلْمَوْتَىٰ
the dead
laʿallakum
لَعَلَّكُمْ
so that you may
tadhakkarūna
تَذَكَّرُونَ
take heed.

Wa Huwal lazee yursilur riyaaha bushram baina yadai rahmatihee hattaaa izaaa aqallat sahaaban siqaalan suqnaahu libaladim maiyitin fa annzalnaa bihil maaa'a fa akhrajnaa bihee minn kullis samaraat; kazaalika nukhrijul mawtaa la'allakum tazakkaroon

Sahih International:

And it is He who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy until, when they have carried heavy rainclouds, We drive them to a dead land and We send down rain therein and bring forth thereby [some] of all the fruits. Thus will We bring forth the dead; perhaps you may be reminded.

1 A. J. Arberry

It is He who looses the winds, bearing good tidings before His mercy, till, when they are charged with heavy clouds, We drive it to a dead land and therewith send down water, and bring forth, therewith all the fruits. Even so We shall bring forth the dead; haply you will remember.

2 Abdul Haleem

It is God who sends the winds, bearing good news of His coming grace, and when they have gathered up the heavy clouds, We drive them to a dead land where We cause rain to fall, bringing out all kinds of crops, just as We shall bring out the dead. Will you not reflect?

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And it is He who sendeth forth the heralding winds before His mercy, until when they have carried a heavy-laden cloud We drive it unto a dead land and send down rain thereby and bring forth thereby all kinds of fruits. In this wise We will raise the dead; haply ye may be admonished.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

It is He Who sendeth the winds like heralds of glad tidings, going before His mercy; when they have carried the heavy-laden clouds, We drive them to a land that is dead, make rain to descend thereon, and produce every kind of harvest therewith; thus shall We raise up the dead; perchance ye may remember.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

And it is He Who sends forth winds as glad tidings in advance of His Mercy, and when they have carried a heavy-laden cloud We drive it to a dead land, then We send down rain from it and bring forth therwith fruits of every kind. In this manner do We raise the dead that you may take heed.

6 Ahmed Ali

Indeed it is He who sends the winds as harbingers of auspicious news announcing His beneficence, bringing heavy clouds which We drive towards a region lying dead, and send down rain, and raise all kinds of fruits. So shall We raise the dead that you may think and reflect.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And it is He Who sends the winds giving glad tidings, ahead of His mercy; until when they come bearing heavy clouds, We drove it towards a city devoid of vegetation, and then rained water upon it, then produced fruits of various kinds from it; this is how We will bring forth the dead, so that you may heed advice.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

It is He who sends forth the winds as harbingers of His mercy. When they bear [rain-] laden clouds, We drive them toward a dead land and send down water on it, and with it We bring forth all kinds of crops. Thus shall We raise the dead; maybe you will take admonition.

9 Ali Ünal

And He it is Who sends forth the merciful winds as glad tidings in advance of His mercy – so that, when they carry heavy clouds, We drive them towards a dead land, then We cause thereby water to descend, and bring forth thereby fruits (crops) of every kind. Even so We make the dead come forth (on Judgment Day), that you may reflect and be mindful.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

He it is Who sends the winds as good tidings heralding His mercy, till when they (those winds) bear heavy clouds, find them light, We drive (the clouds) to a dead land, then We make it rain, then We bring forth (from the dead land) by means of that (water) all manner of fruit; that is how We will bring forth the dead so that you may achieve eminence and honour.

11 English Literal

And He is who sends the winds/breezes a good news between His mercy`s hand, until when it carried/raised heavy loaded clouds, We drove it to a dead country/land , So We descended with it the water, so We brought out with it from every the fruits, as/like that We bring out/make (to) emerge the deads, maybe/perhaps you mention/remember/glorify .

12 Faridul Haque

And it is He Who sends the winds giving glad tidings, ahead of His mercy; until when they come bearing heavy clouds, We drove it towards a city devoid of vegetation, and then rained water upon it, then produced fruits of various kinds from it; this is how We will bring forth the dead, so that you may heed advice.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

He it is who sends forth the winds like tidings heralding His mercy; until when they lift the heavy cloud which We drive to a dead land, and send down thereon water, and, thereby, bring forth every kind of fruit; - Thus do We bring forth the dead; per chance (or possibly) you may remember.

14 Hilali & Khan

And it is He Who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His Mercy (rain). Till when they have carried a heavy-laden cloud, We drive it to a land that is dead, then We cause water (rain) to descend thereon. Then We produce every kind of fruit therewith. Similarly, We shall raise up the dead, so that you may remember or take heed.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And make not mischief in the earth after its reformation, and call on Him, fearing and hoping. Surely the mercy of Allah is nigh to the doers of good.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And He it is Who sends forth the winds bearing good news before His mercy, until, when they bring up a laden cloud, We drive it to a dead land, then We send down water on it, then bring forth with it of fruits of all kinds; thus shall We bring forth the dead that you may be mindful.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And He it is Who sendeth the winds as tidings heralding His mercy, till, when they bear a cloud heavy (with rain), We lead it to a dead land, and then cause water to descend thereon and thereby bring forth fruits of every kind. Thus bring We forth the dead. Haply ye may remember.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

God sends the wind bearing the glad news of His mercy. When heavy clouds are formed, We drive them unto a barren country and rain down on it water to cause all kinds of fruits to grow. In the same way do We bring the dead to life again. Perhaps you would take heed.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

He sends forth the winds as carriers of the glad tidings between the hands of His Mercy, and when they have carried up a heavy cloud, We drive it on to some dead land and therewith send down water bringing forth all manner of fruit. As such We will raise the dead, in order that you remember.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And it is He Who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His mercy (rain). Till when they have carried a heavy-laden cloud, We drive it to a land that is dead, then We cause water (rain) to descend thereon. Then We produce every kind of fruit therewith. Similarly, We shall raise up the dead, so that you may remember or take heed.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

It is God who sends forth the winds as harbingers of His mercy, and when they have gathered up the heavy clouds, We drive them on to a dead land where We cause rain to fall, bringing out all kinds of fruit, just as We will raise the dead to life. Perhaps you will take heed.

22 Talal Itani

It is He who sends the wind ahead of His mercy. Then, when they have gathered up heavy clouds, We drive them to a dead land, where We make water come down, and with it We bring out all kinds of fruits. Thus We bring out the dead—perhaps you will reflect.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

He it is Who sends the winds, unfolding with His mercy, that is, dispersing before the rains (a variant reading [for nushuran, `unfolding'] has nushran; another reading has nashran as the verbal noun; and a third variant has bushran, meaning mubashshiran, `[with which] He is bearing good tidings [of His mercy]'; the singular of the first reading is nashr, similar [in pattern] to rasl, `messenger'; the singular of the last is bashr) until, when they, the winds, bear heavy clouds, [clouds heavy] with rain, We lead it, that is, [We lead] the clouds (herein is a shift from the third [to the first] person), to a dead land, one devoid of any vegetation, in other words, [We lead it there] in order to revive it, and then We send down thereon, on that land, and bring forth thereby, by this water, fruits of every kind. Like that, bringing forth, We shall bring forth the dead, from their graves, through revivification, so that you might remember, and believe.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Among Allah's Signs, He sends down the Rain and brings forth the Produce

Allah tells;

وَهُوَ الَّذِي يُرْسِلُ الرِّيَاحَ بُشْرًا

And it is He Who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings,

After Allah stated that He created the heavens and earth and that He is the Owner and Possessor of the affairs Who makes things subservient (for mankind), He ordained that He be invoked in Du`a, for He is able to do all things. Allah also stated that He is the Sustainer and He resurrects the dead on the Day of Resurrection.

Here, Allah said that He sends the wind that spreads the clouds that are laden with rain.

Allah said in another Ayah,

وَمِنْ ءَايَـتِهِ أَن يُرْسِلَ الرِّيَـحَ مُبَشِّرَتٍ

And among His signs is this, that He sends the winds with glad tidings. (30;46)

Allah's statement,

بَيْنَ يَدَيْ رَحْمَتِهِ

going before His mercy,

means, before the rain.

Allah also said;

وَهُوَ الَّذِى يُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ مِن بَعْدِ مَا قَنَطُواْ وَيَنشُرُ رَحْمَتَهُ وَهُوَ الْوَلِىُّ الْحَمِيدُ

And He it is Who sends down the rain after they have despaired, and spreads His mercy. And He is Al-Wali (the Guardian), Al-Hamid (the praiseworthy). (42;28)

and,

فَانظُرْ إِلَى ءَاثَـرِ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ كَيْفَ يُحْىِ الاٌّرْضَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهَأ إِنَّ ذَلِكَ لَمُحْىِ الْمَوْتَى وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Look then at the results of Allah's mercy, how He revives the earth after its death. Verily, that (is the one Who) shall indeed raise the dead, and He is able to do all things. (30;50)

Allah said next,

حَتَّى إِذَا أَقَلَّتْ سَحَابًا ثِقَالاً

Till when they have carried a heavy-laden cloud,

when the wind carries clouds that are heavy with rain, and this is why these clouds are heavy, close to the earth, and their color is dark.

Allah's statement,

سُقْنَاهُ لِبَلَدٍ مَّيِّتٍ

We drive it to a land that is dead,

that is, a dry land that does not have any vegetation.

This Ayah is similar to another Ayah,

وَءَايَةٌ لَّهُمُ الاٌّرْضُ الْمَيْتَةُ أَحْيَيْنَـهَا

And a sign for them is the dead land. We give it life. (36;33)

This is why Allah said here,

فَأَنزَلْنَا بِهِ الْمَاء فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ مِن كُلِّ الثَّمَرَاتِ كَذَلِكَ نُخْرِجُ الْموْتَى

Then We produce every kind of fruit therewith. Similarly, We shall raise up the dead.

meaning, just as We bring life to dead land, We shall raise up the dead on the Day of Resurrection, after they have disintegrated.

Allah will send down rain from the sky and the rain will pour on the earth for forty days. The corpses will then be brought up in their graves, just as the seeds become grow in the ground (on receiving rain).

Allah often mentions this similarity in the Qur'an when He gives the example of what will happen on the Day of Resurrection, and bringing life to dead land,

لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ



so that you may remember or take heed.

Allah's statement