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Surah Ash-Shu’ara Ayat 166 in Arabic Text

وَتَذَرُونَ مَا خَلَقَ لَكُمْ رَبُّكُم مِّنْ أَزْوَٰجِكُم ۚ بَلْ أَنتُمْ قَوْمٌ عَادُونَ
Wa tazaroona maa khalaqa lakum Rabbukum min azwaajikum; bal antum qawmun ‘aadoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 166

Sahih International
And leave what your Lord has created for you as mates? But you are a people transgressing.”

Yusuf Ali
“And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!”

Abul Ala Maududi
leaving aside those whom Allah has created for you as your mates. Nay, you are a people that has transgressed all limits.”

Muhsin Khan
“And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your wives? Nay, you are a trespassing people!”

Pickthall
And leave the wives your Lord created for you? Nay, but ye are froward folk.

Dr. Ghali
And leave behind what your Lord created for you as spouses? No indeed, (but) you are an aggressive people.”

Abdel Haleem
and abandon the wives that God has created for you? You are exceeding all bounds,’

Quran 26 Verse 166 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shu’ara ayat 166, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(26:166) leaving aside those whom Allah has created for you as your mates.[109] Nay, you are a people that has transgressed all limits.”[110]


109. This can also have two meanings. (1) You leave your wives whom God has created for you to satisfy your sex desire and adopt unnatural ways with the males for the purpose. (2) Even with respect to your wives you do not follow the natural way but adopt unnatural ways for the gratification of your lust? This they might have been doing with the intention of family planning.

110. That is, this is not the only vice in you; your whole lives have become corrupted and perverted, as stated in (Surah An-Naml, Ayat 54) thus: Do you commit indecent acts openly and publicly? And in (Surah Al-Ankabut, Ayat 29 )thus: Have you become so perverted that you gratify your lust with the males, you rob travelers, and you commit wicked deeds publicly in your assemblies? For further details, see (E.N. 39 of Surah Al-Hijr).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ash-Shura verse 166 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 165 which provides the complete commentary from verse 165 through 175.

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