Surah Qalam Ayat 12 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 12
A preventer of good, transgressing and sinful,
(Habitually) hindering (all) good, transgressing beyond bounds, deep in sin,
the hinderer of good, the transgressor, the sinful;
Hinderer of the good, transgressor, sinful,
Hinderer of the good, transgressor, malefactor
Constant preventer of charity, constantly-vicious transgressor,
or hinderer of good, to anyone who is sinful, aggressive,
Quran 68 Verse 12 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Qalam ayat 12, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(68:12) the hinderer of good, the transgressor, the sinful;
7. Khayr in Arabic is used both for wealth and for good. If it is taken in the meaning of wealth, the meaning would be that he is miserly and stingy; he would not even spend a farthing on anyone. And if khayr is taken in the meaning of goodness and virtue, it would mean that he creates a hindrance in every good work as well as that he is very active in hindering the people from accepting Islam.
8. The word utul is used for a person who is stout and strong and greedy in eating and drinking and is also illmannered, quarrelsome and cruel at the same time.
The tafsir of Surah Qalam verse 12 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qalam ayat 8 which provides the complete commentary from verse 8 through 16.
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