[43:13-14] – Acknowledging Allah’s Favor In Facilitating Modes Of Transport

سُبْحَٰنَ ٱلَّذِى سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَٰذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُۥ مُقْرِنِينَ. وَإِنَّآ إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا لَمُنقَلِبُونَ.

Exalted is He who has subjected this to us, and we could not have [otherwise] subdued it. And indeed we, to our Lord, will [surely] return.

Subhana lladhi sakhkhara lana hadha wama kunna lahu muqrinina. wainna ila rabbina lamunqalibun.

Different modes of transportation that make travel easier, faster and more comfortable have always been one of Allah’s gracious blessings. It is flagrantly ungrateful to attribute modern forms of transport to human effort – for human effort and thought are nothing more than blessings from Allah, and so too are the materials that modern transport is constructed with. After mentioning modes of transport created for this life, Allah mentions that the ultimate journey will be back to Him. -Ibn Katheer and others.