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HAVE WE NOT made the earth a resting-place [for you]
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Have We not smoothed out the earth ˹like a bed˺,
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Have We not made the earth a cradle?

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Arabic   
‏أَلَمْ نَجْعَلِ ٱلْأَرْضَ مِهَدًۭا ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
alam najʿali l-arḍa mihāda
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Have not We made the earth a resting place?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
HAVE WE NOT made the earth a resting-place [for you]
M. M. Pickthall   
Have We not made the earth an expanse
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Have We not smoothed out the earth ˹like a bed˺,
Safi Kaskas   
Have We not made the earth a cradle?
Wahiduddin Khan   
Have We not spread the earth like a bed
Shakir   
Have We not made the earth an even expanse
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
Make We not the earth for a cradling
T.B.Irving   
Have We not laid the earth out as a cradle
Abdul Hye   
Have not We made the earth like a bed,
The Study Quran   
Did We not make the earth a resting place
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Have We not made the earth as a bed and abode
M. Farook Malik   
Is it not true that We have spread the earth like a bed
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Did We not make the earth a cradle
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Have We not made the earth as a cradling, (Or: level lands)
Muhammad Sarwar   
Have We not made the earth as a place to res
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Did We not make the earth a floor
Shabbir Ahmed   
Did We not make the earth a cradle for you
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Have We not laid out the earth as a cradle
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse (as a bed)
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
Have We not made the earth a resting place
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
Did We not make the Earth a resting groun
Abdel Haleem   
Did We not make the earth smooth
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Have We not made the earth an expanse
Ahmed Ali   
Did We not make the earth a spreading
Aisha Bewley   
Have We not made the earth a flat carpet
Ali Ünal   
Have We not made the earth as a cradle
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Did We not make the earth a resting place
Hamid S. Aziz   
Have We not made the earth an expanse
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
Did We not make the earth a bed (to rest on)
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse
Musharraf Hussain   
Didn’t We make the Earth a vast expanse,
Maududi   
Have We not spread the earth like a bed
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Did We not make the earth a resting ground?
Mohammad Shafi   
Have We not made the earth specially prepred [for sustenance of life]

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
Have We not made the earth a bed,
Rashad Khalifa   
Did we not make the earth habitable
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Have We not made the earth as a cradl
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Have We not made the earth an expans
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
Did We not make the earth/Planet Earth prepared/spread
Bijan Moeinian   
The same God which made the earth habitable
Faridul Haque   
Did We not make the earth a bed
Sher Ali   
Have WE not made the earth as a bed
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Have We not made the earth a place to stay for (life) and to earn living and deeds
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Have We not made the earth as a bed
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Have We not made the earth as a bed

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Have We not made the earth as a cradl
George Sale   
Have We not made the earth for a bed
Edward Henry Palmer   
Have we not set the earth as a couch
John Medows Rodwell   
Have we not made the Earth a couch
N J Dawood (2014)   
Did We not spread the earth like a bed

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Have We not made the earth a wide expanse?
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Have We not laid the earth out as a cradle
Sayyid Qutb   
Have We not spread and levelled the earth,
Ahmed Hulusi   
Did We not make the earth (the body) a cradle (a temporary place in which you can grow and develop yourselves)?
Torres Al Haneef (partial translation)   
Have We not made the earth easy and wid
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
Have We not made the earth as a (wide) expanse
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
Did We not prepare the earth to be a settled habitation
Mir Aneesuddin   
Did We not make the earth habitable

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Have not We made the earth a resting place
OLD Transliteration   
Alam najAAali al-arda mihadan