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Surah Dhariyat Ayat 29 in Arabic Text

فَأَقْبَلَتِ ٱمْرَأَتُهُۥ فِى صَرَّةٍۢ فَصَكَّتْ وَجْهَهَا وَقَالَتْ عَجُوزٌ عَقِيمٌۭ
Fa aqbalatim ra-atuhoo fee sarratin fasakkat wajhahaa wa qaalat ‘ajoozun ‘aqeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 29

Sahih International
And his wife approached with a cry [of alarm] and struck her face and said, “[I am] a barren old woman!”

Yusuf Ali
But his wife came forward (laughing) aloud: she smote her forehead and said: “A barren old woman!”

Abul Ala Maududi
So hearing his wife went forth shouting. She struck her face and exclaimed: “A barren old woman am I.”

Muhsin Khan
Then his wife came forward with a loud voice, she smote her face, and said: “A barren old woman!”

Pickthall
Then his wife came forward, making moan, and smote her face, and cried: A barren old woman!

Dr. Ghali
So came forward his wife, clamoring; (literally: with a clamor) then she beat her face, and said, “An old sterile woman!”

Abdel Haleem
His wife then entered with a loud cry, struck her face, and said, ‘A barren old woman?’

Quran 51 Verse 29 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Dhariyat ayat 29, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(51:29) So hearing his wife went forth shouting. She struck her face and exclaimed: “A barren old woman am I.”[28]


28. That is, I am not only old but barren too. How shall a child be born to me? According to the Bible, the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) at that time was a hundred years old and Sarah was ninety (Gen. 17: 17).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ad-Dhariyat verse 29 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Dhariyat ayat 24 which provides the complete commentary from verse 24 through 30.

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