Al-Quran Surah 20. Ta-ha, Ayah 53

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الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ مَهْدًا وَسَلَكَ لَكُمْ فِيهَا سُبُلًا وَأَنْزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ أَزْوَاجًا مِنْ نَبَاتٍ شَتَّىٰ


Asad : HE IT IS who has made the earth a cradle for you, and has traced out for you ways [of livelihood] thereon,35 and [who] sends down waters from the sky: and by this means We bring forth various kinds36 of plants.
Malik : He is the One Who has made the earth a cradle for you, traced the roads on it for you to walk on; and sends down water from the sky with which We produce pairs of various kinds of vegetation
Mustafa Khattab :

˹He is the One˺ Who has laid out the earth for ˹all of˺ you, and set in it pathways for you, and sends down rain from the sky, causing various types of plants to grow,

Pickthall : Who hath appointed the earth as a bed and hath threaded roads for you therein and hath sent down water from the sky and thereby We have brought forth divers kinds of vegetation,
Yusuf Ali : "He Who has made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent down water from the sky." With it have We produced divers pairs of plants each separate from the others. 2576 2577 2578
Transliteration : Allathee jaAAala lakumu alarda mahdan wasalaka lakum feeha subulan waanzala mina alssamai maan faakhrajna bihi azwajan min nabatin shatta
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  Husan Sharif    
  7 years 30 weeks ago

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers and Sisters,

I have a to share something that really bothered me today. A enemy of Islam says, that the Kuraan is false because it states that the earth is flat and he gives different ayat to prove his point. 20:53, 43:10, 50:7, 51:48, 71:19, 78:6, 79:30, 15:19, 79:30, 18:47 all the versus say that Allah has made earth a plain or flat. This is really bothering me and I am sure there is an explaination. I am afraid that Muslims or non Muslims who read these Ayyat might deviate from Islam. This is why I am hoping Insha Allah I can get a good answer so I can refute this enemy of Allah. Thank You very much and Assalamu Alaikum.

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  Lawal Fatai    
  7 years 28 weeks ago
please ask the person that said this that where did his own God tells him about how the earth looks like
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  Nehal Shah   in reply to Lawal Fatai 
  7 years 28 weeks ago
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  Afta Kurnia    
  3 years 51 weeks ago
Assalamualaikum

i'd like to inform you that  translation mention word "mahdan" as a carpet and a bed. actually it is a cradle  or a place to live in. there are a lot of them use that translation to prove that the earth is flat which is really dangerous and will bring a lot of fitnah. I am affraid that translation is incorrect because if the translation incorrect the whole meaning will incorrect. This site is entered by muslim an non muslim around the world and it must giving a concrete translation, don't make it like there are a lot of translation in every verse. people won't understand and some people can use it to make a prove that Al-quran is a lot of mistakes. My  suggestion is,  just pick one, the best translation don't make it like this, this is confusing.


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Asad 35 I.e., "has provided you with ways and means - both material and intellectual - to gain your livelihood on earth and from it".
Asad   
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Asad 36 Lit., "pairs" (azwaj), a term which in this context apparently denotes "kinds"; but see also 13:3 and the corresponding note [7].

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Yusuf Ali 2576 Sabil means not only a road, but would include water-roads or channels, and in modern conditions, airways-in fact all means of communication.
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Yusuf Ali 2577 This seems to be outside the speech of Moses, and connects itself with the following verses 54-56, as part of the Word of Allah, expanding the speech of Moses and explaining the working of Allah's Providence in nature.
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Yusuf Ali 2578 Azwaj: we might translate here (as in xv. 88) by "classes" instead of "pairs"; but as sex in plants seems to be referred to elsewhere (see xiii. 3, and n. 1804), I translate "pairs".

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