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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

وَشَجَرَةًۭ تَخْرُجُ مِن طُورِ سَيْنَآءَ تَنۢبُتُ بِٱلدُّهْنِ وَصِبْغٍۢ لِّلْـَٔاكِلِينَ
Wa shajaratan takhruju min Toori Sainaaa’a tambutu bidduhni wa sibghil lil aakileen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
And [We brought forth] a tree issuing from Mount Sinai which produces oil and food for those who eat.

Yusuf Ali
Also a tree springing out of Mount Sinai, which produces oil, and relish for those who use it for food.

Abul Ala Maududi
And We also produced the tree which springs forth from Mount Sinai, containing oil and sauce for those that eat.

Muhsin Khan
And a tree (olive) that springs forth from Mount Sinai, that grows oil, and (it is a) relish for the eaters.

Pickthall
And a tree that springeth forth from Mount Sinai that groweth oil and relish for the eaters.

Dr. Ghali
And a tree that comes out (Literally: goes out) from At-Tû‍r of Sayna⊃ (Mount Sinai) that grows fats (i.e., oil) and seasoning for (the) eaters.

Abdel Haleem
and a tree, growing out of Mount Sinai, that produces oil and seasoning for your food.

Quran 23 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 20, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:20) And We also produced the tree which springs forth from Mount Sinai,[21] containing oil and sauce for those that eat.


21. That is, the olive-tree, which is the most important product of the lands around the Mediterranean Sea. The olive-tree can last for 2,000 years or so, so much so that some trees in Palestine are said to be existing since the time of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him). It has been attributed to Mount Sinai probably for the reason that the area whose well known and prominent place is Mount Sinai is its original habitat.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 20 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 18 which provides the complete commentary from verse 18 through 22.

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