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Surah Qalam Ayat 12 in Arabic Text

مَّنَّاعٍۢ لِّلْخَيْرِ مُعْتَدٍ أَثِيمٍ
Mannaa’il lilkhairi mu’tadin aseem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 12

Sahih International
A preventer of good, transgressing and sinful,

Yusuf Ali
(Habitually) hindering (all) good, transgressing beyond bounds, deep in sin,

Abul Ala Maududi
the hinderer of good, the transgressor, the sinful;

Muhsin Khan
Hinderer of the good, transgressor, sinful,

Pickthall
Hinderer of the good, transgressor, malefactor

Dr. Ghali
Constant preventer of charity, constantly-vicious transgressor,

Abdel Haleem
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.

Ala-Maududi

(68:12) the hinderer of good,[7] the transgressor, the sinful;[8]


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.

Ibn-Kathir

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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