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AYAH an-Naml 27:64 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic أَمَّن يَبْدَأُ الْخَلْقَ ثُمَّ يُعِيدُهُ وَمَن يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَإِلَٰهٌ مَّعَ اللَّهِ قُلْ هَاتُوا بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ zoom
Transliteration Amman yabdao alkhalqa thumma yuAAeeduhu waman yarzuqukum mina alssama-i waal-ardi a-ilahun maAAa Allahi qul hatoo burhanakum in kuntum sadiqeena zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
  Or Who originates the creation then repeats it and Who provides you from the heavens and the earth? Is there any god with Allah? Say, "Bring forth your proof if you are truthful." zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad Nay - who is it that creates [all life] in the first instance, and then brings it forth anew? And who is it that provides you with sustenance out of heaven and earth? Could there be any divine power besides God? Say: “[If you think so,] produce your evidence - if you truly believe in your claim!” zoom
M. M. Pickthall Is not He (best) Who produceth creation, then reproduceth it, and Who provideth for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there any Allah beside Allah? Say: Bring your proof, if ye are truthful! zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Or, Who originates creation, then repeats it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Say, "Bring forth your argument, if ye are telling the truth!" zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) Or, Who originates creation, then repeats it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? (Can there be another) god besides God? Say, "Bring forth your argument, if ye are telling the truth!" zoom
Shakir Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it and Who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth. Is there a god With Allah? Say: Bring your proof if you are truthful. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Who originates creation, then regenerates it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? Then, is there a deity besides God? Say, Bring forward your proofs, if you are telling the truth. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar Who begins creation, again, will cause it to return and Who provides you from the heaven and the earth. Is there a god besides God? Say: Prepare your proof if you had been ones who are sincere! zoom
T.B.Irving Who begins with creation, then performs it all over again? Who provides for you from Heaven and Earth? Is there any deity alongside God? SAY: "Bring on your proof if you have been so truthful!" zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Or ˹ask them,˺ “Who originates the creation then resurrects it, and gives you provisions from the heavens and the earth? Is it another god besides Allah?” Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “Show ˹me˺ your proof, if what you say is true.” zoom
Safi Kaskas Is He [not best] Who begins creation and then repeats it, and Who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there a god with God? Say, "Show me your evidence, if you are truthful." zoom
Abdul Hye  Is not He Who originates creation, then repeats it, and Who provides you from heaven and earth? Is there any one worthy of worship besides Allah? Say: “Bring your proofs if you are truthful.” zoom
The Study Quran He, Who brings creation into being, then brings it back, and Who provides for you from Heaven and the earth? Is there a god alongside God? Say, “Bring your proof, if you are truthful.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) The One who initiates the creation then He returns it, and He provides for you from the sky and the land. Is there a god with God Say: "Bring your proof if you are being truthful." zoom
Abdel Haleem Who is it that creates life and reproduces it? Who is it that gives you provision from the heavens and earth? Is it another god beside God?’ Say, ‘Show me your evidence then, if what you say is true.’ zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Is not he best Who originateth creation, and shall thereafter restoreth it, and Who provideth for you from the heaven and the earth? IS there any godl along with Allah? Say thou: bring your proof, if ye are truth-tellers. zoom
Ahmed Ali Who creates first then reverts it? And who gives you provision from the heavens and the earth? Is there any other god along with God? Tell them: "Bring your proof, if you are truthful." zoom
Aisha Bewley He Who originates creation and then regenerates it and provides for you from out of heaven and earth. Is there another god besides Allah? Say: ´Bring your proof if you are being truthful.´ zoom
Ali Ünal Or He Who originates creation in the first instance and then reproduces it, and Who provides you from the heaven and the earth? Is there another deity besides God? Say: "Produce your evidence, if you are truthful!" zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Is He who originates the creation, then He will bring it back, and who provides for you from the sky and the earth. . . ? What! Is there a god besides Allah? Say, ‘Produce your evidence, should you be truthful.’ zoom
Hamid S. Aziz He who began the creation and then reproduces it; and who provides for you from the heaven and the earth; is there any God besides Allah? Bring your proofs if you are truthful! zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali Is not He (Most Charitable) Who begins creation, (and) thereafter He brings it back again, and Who provides you from the heaven and the earth? Is there a god with Allah? Say, "Offer your proof, in case you are sincere." zoom
Muhammad Sarwar "(Are the idols worthier or) the One who began the creation and who will turn it back, who gives you sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Is there any lord besides God? Say, "Bring your proof if what you say is true." zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani Or the One who originated creation, then will reproduce it, and who gives you provision from the sky and the earth? Is there any god along with Allah? Say, .Bring your proof if you are true. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Nay, who is it that initiates creation, then reproduces it? And who is that provides for you from the heaven and the earth - any god beside Allah? Say, "If you think so bring your evidence if you are men of truth." (23:117). zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed "Is it not He, Who originates Creation, then repeats it, and Who gives you the means to live from heaven and earth? (Is there another) god with Allah?"— Say: "Bring up your reasons, if you tell the truth!" zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Is He [not best] who begins creation and then repeats it and who provides for you from the heaven and earth? Is there a deity with Allah ? Say, "Produce your proof, if you should be truthful." zoom
Farook Malik Just think who originates creation and then repeats its production, and who gives you sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Is there another god besides Allah? Say: "Show us your proof if you are telling the truth!" zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey Isn´t it He Who launched the creation (the first time)? Then, He will do it all over again! Isn´t it He Who (attends to your needs and) provides from the earth (below) and from the sky (above)? Are there gods besides Allah? Say, "Present your proof, if you are truthful!" zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar Is the One Who originates creation and shall thereafter repeat it; and Who provides provisions to you from the heavens as well as the earth — is there any ilah alongwith Allah? Say (to the polytheists): “Bring your proof if you are truthfull.” zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) Or, who originates the creation and then repeats it, and who gives you livelihood from the sky and the earth? Is there another god with God? Say, 'Produce your evidence, if you are truthful.' zoom
Maududi Who is it Who creates in the first instance and then repeats it? Who is it Who provides you with sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Is there any god associated with Allah (in these tasks)? Say: "Bring forth your evidence, if you are truthful." zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad Or One who initiates the creation then brings it back and provides for you from the sky and the earth? Is there a god with God? Say: bring your proof if you are truthful. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) And Who originates creation, then repeats it, and Who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? Can there be another god besides God? Say, “Bring forward your argument if you are telling the truth.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) The One who initiates the creation then He returns it, and He provides for you from the sky and the land. Is there a god with God? Say: "Bring your proof if you are being truthful." zoom
Mohammad Shafi Is there any god worthy of worship besides Allah — Allah Who it is that initiates creation in the first instance — and then recreates it — and provides you with means of sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Say, "Produce your evidence — if what you claim is true!" zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Who is the One Who initiates the creation at first place and then makes the reproduction of life possible? Who is the One Who sends your means of living from the sky as well as from the earth? Is there any other god beside God? If so, bring your proof or explain it by an argument to show your sincerity in your belief. zoom
Faridul Haque Or He Who initiates the creation, then will create it again, and He Who provides you sustenance from the skies and the earth? Is there a God along with Allah?! Proclaim, “Bring your proof, if you are truthful!” zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Who originates creation, then brings it back again, who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth, is there a god with Allah? Say: 'Bring us your proof if you are among the truthful! ' zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it, and Who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth? Is there a god with Allah? Say: Bring your proof, if you are truthful. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira Or Who creates/initiates the creation then He repeats it , and Who provides for you from the sky/space, and the earth/Planet Earth, is a god with God? Say: "Bring your proof/evidence , if you were truthful." zoom
Sher Ali Or, Who originates creation, and then repeats it and Who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there a god with ALLAH? Say, `Bring forward your proof if you are truthful.' zoom
Rashad Khalifa Who is the One who initiates the creation, then repeats it? Who is the One who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Is it another god with GOD? Say, "Show me your proof, if you are truthful." zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) Or He Who originates the creation, and shall thereafter makes it again? Is there any other god along with Allah? Say you, 'bring forward your proof if you are truthful'. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar Or Who is it that originates the creation then keeps on repeating and reproducing it, and Who is it that provides for your sustenance (both physical and spiritual) from the heaven and the earth? Is there any other god with Allah (capable of being a partner with Him in all these works)? Say, `Bring forward your proof (in support of your polytheistic beliefs) if you are truthful (in what you claim).' zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Well, Who originates creation and shall repeat the same (process of creation), and Who grants you sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Is there any (other) God besides Allah? Say: ‘(O polytheists,) bring your proof if you are truthful.’ zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali Is not He (better than your so-called gods) Who originates creation, and shall thereafter repeat it, and Who provides for you from heaven and earth? Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Say, "Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful." zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry Who originates creation, then brings it back again, and provides you out of heaven and earth. Is there a god with God? Say: 'Produce your proof, if you speak truly.' zoom
Edward Henry Palmer He who began the creation and then will make it return again; and who provides you from the heaven and the earth; is there a god with God? so bring your proofs if ye do speak the truth! zoom
George Sale Is not He more worthy, Who produceth a creature, and after it hath been dead restoreth it to life; and Who giveth you food from heaven and earth? Is there any other god with the true God, who doth this? Say, produce your proof thereof, if ye speak truth. zoom
John Medows Rodwell Is not He, who created a Being, then reneweth it, and who supplieth you out of the Heaven and the Earth? What! a god with God? SAY: Bring forth your proofs if you speak the truth. zoom
N J Dawood (2014) He who brought the Creation into being and will then restore it; who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? Another god besides God? Say: ‘Give us your proof, if what you say be true!‘ zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Or, who is it that creates all life in the first instance, and then brings it forth anew? And who is it that provides you with sustenance out of heaven and earth? Could there be any deity alongside God?' Say: “Produce your proof, if you are truthful.' zoom
Ahmed Hulusi Or the One who manifests the creatures and then returns them (to their initial state) and nourishes you with sustenance from the sky and earth? A god besides Allah? Say, “Bring your definite proof then, if you are of the truthful.” zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it, and Who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth? Is there any god with Allah? Say: �Bring your proof if you are truthful�. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim And Who is he Who starts creation and repeats it and creates and recreates who provides you with your livelihood from heaven above you and from the earth below you! Is it another god with Allah! If so then produce your evidence if indeed you're declaring the truth! zoom
Mir Aneesuddin Who is it, Who begins the creation then gets it reproduced, and Who provides you from the sky and the earth? Is there a god with Allah? Say, “Bring your proof if you are truthful.” zoom

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