The phrase “KUN FAYAKUN” in Qur’an Majeed

Kun Fayakun


“KUN FAYAKUN” (كُنْ فَيَكُونُ) (Read as “kun fayakoon) is an Arabic phrase that appears in Qur’an Majeed. It means “Be, and it is”. Following table shows the kun faya kun meaning in different languages:[sociallocker]

Urdu” ہو جا اور وہ ہو جاتی ہے”
English ‘Be,’ and it is”
Albanian“Bëhu!” Ai menjëherë bëhet
Azerbaijani“Ol!” deməkdir. O da dərhal olar
Bosnian“Budi!” – i ono bude
Czech“Staniž se!” a stane se
DutchWees! en het is
Farsi«موجود شو» پس (بی درنگ) موجود می شود
Finnish»Tulkoon!» niin se tulee
French“Sois”, et c’est
German,Sei!’, und so ist es
Hausa“Ka kasance,” sai yana kasancewa (kamar yadda Yake nufi)
Indonesian“Jadilah!” maka terjadilah ia
Italian“Sii” ed essa è
Malay” Jadilah engkau! “. Maka ia terus menjadi
Norwegian’Bli!’ – og det blir
Polish“Bądź!” – i ona jest
Russian“Будь!” – как это сбывается
SwahiliKuwa! Na kikawa
Swedish“Var!” – och det är
Thai“จงเป็น” แล้วมันก็จะเป็นขึ้นมา
Turkish“Ol!” demektir. O da hemen oluverir

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It appears at eight different places.  If we consider these words separately, then the word “KUN” (only) has been appeared two times and the word “FAYAKUN” (only) has been used one time in Quran Majeed.

Out of the eight aya, the phrase “KUN FAYAKUN” has been used at the end of aya in seven aya while in one aya (Sura Al-An’aam, Sura # 6, Aya # 73) it is used in almost the middle of the aya.

You may see through the study of this phrase that it appears mostly in the context of creation.

While speaking these words, it takes almost 1 second and if we speak the word “KUN” alone, it takes nearly 0.24 seconds. It would be interesting to know that average human blinking span is very close to this time that has been reported to be in the range of 0.1-0.4 seconds.

ALLAH has used this phrase three times in the context of the Hazrat Isa (A.S.) [Jesus] i.e. in Surah Aal-i-Imran two times and one time in Surah Maryam, as follows;

“He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be (of the company) of the righteous.” She said: “O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?” He said: “Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, ‘Be,’ and it is! “And Allah will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel, 

(Quran Majeed, Sura Aal-i-Imran, Sura # 3, Aya # 46-48)

“This is what we rehearse unto thee of the Signs and the Message of Wisdom.” The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: “Be”. And he was. The Truth (comes) from Allah alone; so be not of those who doubt.

(Quran Majeed, Sura Aal-i-Imran, Sura # 3, Aya # 58-60)

Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute. It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, “Be”, and it is. Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: Him therefore serve ye: this is a Way that is straight.

(Quran Majeed, Sura Maryam, Sura # 19, Aya # 34-36)

ALLAH has used this phrase three times in the context of the creation of the Heavens and the Earth.

They say: “Allah hath begotten a son” :Glory be to Him.-Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: everything renders worship to Him. To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: When He decreeth a matter, He saith to it: “Be,” and it is. Say those without knowledge: “Why speaketh not Allah unto us? or why cometh not unto us a Sign?” So said the people before them words of similar import. Their hearts are alike. We have indeed made clear the Signs unto any people who hold firmly to Faith (in their hearts).

(Quran Majeed, Sura Al-Baqara, Sura # 2, Aya # 116-118)

“To establish regular prayers and to fear Allah: for it is to Him that we shall be gathered together.”  It is He who created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions): the day He saith, “Be,” behold! it is. His word is the truth. His will be the dominion the day the trumpet will be blown. He knoweth the unseen as well as that which is open. For He is the Wise, well acquainted (with all things). Lo! Abraham said to his father Azar: “Takest thou idols for gods? For I see thee and thy people in manifest error.”

(Quran Majeed, Sura Al-An’aam, Sura # 6, Aya # 72-74)

“Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth able to create the like thereof?” – Yea, indeed! for He is the Creator Supreme, of skill and knowledge (infinite)! Verily, when He intends a thing, His Command is, “be”, and it is! So glory to Him in Whose hands is the dominion of all things: and to Him will ye be all brought back.

(Quran Majeed, Sura Yaseen, Sura # 36, Aya # 81-83)

ALLAH has the power over all things.

(They must be raised up), in order that He may manifest to them the truth of that wherein they differ, and that the rejecters of Truth may realise that they had indeed (surrendered to) Falsehood. For to anything which We have willed, We but say the word, “Be”, and it is. To those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah, after suffering oppression,- We will assuredly give a goodly home in this world; but truly the reward of the Hereafter will be greater. If they only realised (this)!

(Quran Majeed, Sura An-Nahl, Sura # 16, Aya # 39-41)

It is He Who has created you from dust then from a sperm-drop, then from a leech-like clot; then does he get you out (into the light) as a child: then lets you (grow and) reach your age of full strength; then lets you become old,- though of you there are some who die before;- and lets you reach a Term appointed; in order that ye may learn wisdom. It is He Who gives Life and Death; and when He decides upon an affair, He says to it, “Be”, and it is. Seest thou not those that dispute concerning the Signs of Allah? How are they turned away (from Reality)?-

(Quran Majeed, Sura Ghaafir, Sura # 40, Aya # 67-69)


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6 thoughts on “The phrase “KUN FAYAKUN” in Qur’an Majeed

  • March 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    “kun fayakoon” recite when you are in trouble

  • March 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    so was the world spoken into existence by Allah? like it says in other religious scriptures?

    • June 10, 2015 at 1:04 am

      i think =kun fayakoon= is right

      • November 25, 2017 at 10:14 am

        you think but im sure

  • September 22, 2013 at 1:32 am

    A.a! I think the when we spell this term (kun faya kun) in English Language it spell’s the first word “kun” and last the same. But the last word is not “kun”. Its {kon}.

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