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Surah Al-Imran Ayat 67 in Arabic Text

مَا كَانَ إِبْرَٰهِيمُ يَهُودِيًّۭا وَلَا نَصْرَانِيًّۭا وَلَـٰكِن كَانَ حَنِيفًۭا مُّسْلِمًۭا وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ
Maa kaana Ibraaheemu Yahoodiyyanw wa laa Nasraa niyyanw wa laakin kaana Haneefam Muslimanw wa maa kaana minal mushrikeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 67

Sahih International
Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim [submitting to Allah]. And he was not of the polytheists.

Yusuf Ali
Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was true in Faith, and bowed his will to Allah’s (Which is Islam), and he joined not gods with Allah.

Abul Ala Maududi
Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian; he was a Muslim, wholly devoted to God. And he certainly was not amongst those who associate others with Allah in His divinity.

Muhsin Khan
Ibrahim (Abraham) was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a true Muslim Hanifa (Islamic Monotheism – to worship none but Allah Alone) and he was not of Al-Mushrikun (See V. 2:105).

Pickthall
Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian; but he was an upright man who had surrendered (to Allah), and he was not of the idolaters.

Dr. Ghali
In no way was Ibrahîm a Jew, neither a Christian; (i.e. a follower of Isa “Jesus”, Nasraniyyan) but he was an unswervingly (upright) (i.e. veering away from idolatry) Muslim; and in no way was he one of the associators (Those who associate others with Allah).

Abdel Haleem
Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian. He was upright and devoted to God, never an idolater,

Quran 3 Verse 67 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 67, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(3:67) Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian; he was a Muslim, wholly devoted to God.[59] And he certainly was not amongst those who associate others with Allah in His divinity.


59. The word hanif denotes someone who turns his face away from all other directions in order to follow one particular course. We have tried to convey this sense through the expression: ‘a Muslim, wholly devoted to God’.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Imran verse 67 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Imran ayat 65 which provides the complete commentary from verse 65 through 68.

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