وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ فِى سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ وَكَانَ عَرۡشُهُۥ عَلَى ٱلۡمَآءِ لِيَبۡلُوَكُمۡ أَيُّكُمۡ أَحۡسَنُ عَمَلًا ۗ وَلَئِن قُلۡتَ إِنَّكُم مَّبۡعُوثُونَ مِن بَعۡدِ ٱلۡمَوۡتِ لَيَقُولَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٓاْ إِنۡ هَٰذَآ إِلَّا سِحۡرٌ مُّبِينٌ
He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days - and His Throne was over the waters - that He might try you, which of you is best in conduct. But if thou wert to say to them, "Ye shall indeed be raised up after death", the Unbelievers would be sure to say, "This is nothing but obvious sorcery!"<br/>
And He it is Who created the skies and the earth in six days, the first of which was Sunday and the last, Friday - and His Throne, before creating them, was upon the water, borne by the winds - that He might try you (li-yabluwakum is semantically connected to khalaqa, 'He [Who] created'), in other words, He created them and all that is beneficial and good for you in them, in order to test you: which of you is best in conduct, that is, [which of you] is most obedient to God. And if you were to say, O Muhammad may peace and salutation be upon him, to them: 'Truly you shall be raised again after death', those who disbelieve will say, 'This, Qur'aan that speaks of resurrection - or, [this] that you are saying - is nothing but manifest, clear, sorcery' (sihrun: a variant reading has saahirun, 'sorcerer', in which case the reference is to the Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him.