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And gardens
(of) thick foliage.

Wa jan naatin alfafa

Sahih International:

And gardens of entwined growth.

1 A. J. Arberry

and gardens luxuriant.

2 Abdul Haleem

and luxuriant gardens?

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And gardens thick with trees.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

And gardens of luxurious growth?

5 Abul Ala Maududi

and gardens dense with foliage?

6 Ahmed Ali

And orchards full of trees and interlacing boughs.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And dense gardens.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

and luxuriant gardens?

9 Ali Ünal

And gardens dense and luxuriant.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And (grow with it) gardens thick and luxuriant.

11 English Literal

And interwoven/encircled treed gardens/paradises.

12 Faridul Haque

And dense gardens.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And gardens dense and luxuriant?

14 Hilali & Khan

And gardens of thick growth.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Surely the day of Decision is appointed --

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And gardens dense and luxuriant.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And gardens of thick foliage.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

and thick gardens grow?

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

and luxuriant gardens.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And gardens that are Alfaf.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

and gardens dense with foliage.

22 Talal Itani

And luxuriant gardens?

23 Tafsir jalalayn

and gardens, orchards, of intertwining foliage? (alff is the plural of laff, similar [in pattern] to sharf, `noble', [plural] ashrf).

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

That We may produce therewith corn and vegetation, and gardens that are Alfaf.

meaning, `so that We may bring out great abundance, goodness, benefit, and blessing through this water.'


This refers to that which is preserved for (the usage) of humans and cattle.

and vegetations,

meaning, vegetables that are eaten fresh.

And gardens,

meaning, gardens of various fruits, differing colors, and a wide variety of tastes and fragrances, even if it is ingathered at one location of the earth.

This is why Allah says
وَجَنَّـتٍ أَلْفَافاً
(And gardens that are Alfaf).

Ibn `Abbas and other said, "Alfaf means gathered."

This is similar to Allah's statement,

وَفِى الاٌّرْضِ قِطَعٌ مُّتَجَـوِرَتٌ وَجَنَّـتٌ مِّنْ أَعْنَـبٍ وَزَرْعٌ وَنَخِيلٌ صِنْوَنٌ وَغَيْرُ صِنْوَنٍ يُسْقَى بِمَأءٍ وَحِدٍ وَنُفَضِّلُ بَعْضَهَا عَلَى بَعْضٍ فِى الاٍّكُلِ إِنَّ فِى ذلِكَ لايَـتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَعْقِلُونَ

And in the earth are neighboring tracts, and gardens of vines, and green crops, and date palms, growing into two or three from a single stem root, or otherwise, watered with the same water; yet some of them We make more excellent than others to eat. Verily, in these things there are Ayat for the people who understand. (13;4