Ayah

Word by Word
حَتَّىٰٓ
Till
إِذَا
when
جَآءَ
came
أَمۡرُنَا
Our command
وَفَارَ
and overflowed
ٱلتَّنُّورُ
the oven
قُلۡنَا
We said
ٱحۡمِلۡ
Load
فِيهَا
in it
مِن
of
كُلّٖ
every kind
زَوۡجَيۡنِ
a pair
ٱثۡنَيۡنِ
two
وَأَهۡلَكَ
and your family
إِلَّا
except
مَن
who
سَبَقَ
has preceded
عَلَيۡهِ
against him
ٱلۡقَوۡلُ
the word
وَمَنۡ
and whoever
ءَامَنَۚ
believed
وَمَآ
And not
ءَامَنَ
believed
مَعَهُۥٓ
with him
إِلَّا
except
قَلِيلٞ
a few
حَتَّىٰٓ
Till
إِذَا
when
جَآءَ
came
أَمۡرُنَا
Our command
وَفَارَ
and overflowed
ٱلتَّنُّورُ
the oven
قُلۡنَا
We said
ٱحۡمِلۡ
Load
فِيهَا
in it
مِن
of
كُلّٖ
every kind
زَوۡجَيۡنِ
a pair
ٱثۡنَيۡنِ
two
وَأَهۡلَكَ
and your family
إِلَّا
except
مَن
who
سَبَقَ
has preceded
عَلَيۡهِ
against him
ٱلۡقَوۡلُ
the word
وَمَنۡ
and whoever
ءَامَنَۚ
believed
وَمَآ
And not
ءَامَنَ
believed
مَعَهُۥٓ
with him
إِلَّا
except
قَلِيلٞ
a few

Translation

At length, behold! there came Our command, and the fountains of the earth gushed forth! We said: "Embark therein, of each kind two, male and female, and your family - except those against whom the word has already gone forth,- and the Believers." but only a few believed with him.

Tafsir

Such that when (hattaa represents the objective for [the action of] 'building') Our command came, for their destruction, and the, baker's, oven gushed forth, with water - this was the sign for Noah - We said, 'Load therein, in the ship, of every kind, [of every] male and female, that is, of every species of these two, two, a male and a female (ithnayn constitutes the direct object). According to the story, God gathered for Noah all the beasts of prey and birds and other [animals]; he [Noah] would go through every species [to select them] with his hands, and his right hand would fall upon a male and the left upon a female, whereupon he would take them aboard the ship; and your family - that is, his wife and children - save those against whom the Word has already gone forth, from among them, that they be destroyed: this was his wife and his son Canaan, in contrast with Shem, Ham and Japheth, whom he took aboard together with their three wives, and those who believe'. And none but a few believed with him: it is said that these were six men and their wives; it is also said that the number of all those aboard the ship was eighty, half of whom were men and the other half, women.

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