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Surah Mu’minun Ayat 70 in Arabic Text

أَمْ يَقُولُونَ بِهِۦ جِنَّةٌۢ ۚ بَلْ جَآءَهُم بِٱلْحَقِّ وَأَكْثَرُهُمْ لِلْحَقِّ كَـٰرِهُونَ
Am yaqooloona bihee jinnnah; bal jaaa’ahum bilhaqqi wa aksaruhum lil haqqi kaarihoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 70

Sahih International
Or do they say, “In him is madness?” Rather, he brought them the truth, but most of them, to the truth, are averse.

Yusuf Ali
Or do they say, “He is possessed”? Nay, he has brought them the Truth, but most of them hate the Truth.

Abul Ala Maududi
Or do they say that there is madness in him? Nay, he has brought them the Truth and it is the Truth that most of them disdain.

Muhsin Khan
Or say they: “There is madness in him?” Nay, but he brought them the truth [i.e. “(A) Tauhid: Worshipping Allah Alone in all aspects (B) The Quran (C) The religion of Islam,”] but most of them (the disbelievers) are averse to the truth.

Pickthall
Or say they: There is a madness in him? Nay, but he bringeth them the Truth; and most of them are haters of the Truth.

Dr. Ghali
Or do they say, “There is madness in him”? No indeed, he has come to them with the Truth, and most of them hate the Truth. (Literally: are haters of the Truth)

Abdel Haleem
Why do they say he is possessed? He has brought them the truth and most of them hate it,

Quran 23 Verse 70 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mu’minun ayat 70, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(23:70) Or do they say that there is madness in him?[67] Nay, he has brought them the Truth and it is the Truth that most of them disdain.


67. That is, do they reject his message because they regard Muhammad (peace be upon him) to be possessed by a jinn? No, this is also not correct, because in their hearts, they themselves regard him as a wise and sagacious person. It is therefore ridiculous to regard a man like him to be possessed by a jinn. For, such a person cannot say wise things and do noble deeds like him. How strange that a person possessed by a jinn (or having epileptic fits according to the western orientalists) should utter and recite sublime discourses of the Quran and start and guide a successful movement which should revolutionize the way of life not only of his own people but of the whole world.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Muminun verse 70 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muminun ayat 68 which provides the complete commentary from verse 68 through 75.

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