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Surah Al-Imran Ayat 71 in Arabic Text

يَـٰٓأَهْلَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبِ لِمَ تَلْبِسُونَ ٱلْحَقَّ بِٱلْبَـٰطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُونَ ٱلْحَقَّ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
Yaaa Ahalal Kitaabi lima talbisoonal haqqa bilbaatili wa taktumoonal haqqa wa antum ta’lamoon (section 7)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 71

Sahih International
O People of the Scripture, why do you confuse the truth with falsehood and conceal the truth while you know [it]?

Yusuf Ali
Ye People of the Book! Why do ye clothe Truth with falsehood, and conceal the Truth, while ye have knowledge?

Abul Ala Maududi
People of the Book! Why do you confound Truth with falsehood, and why do you conceal the Truth knowingly?

Muhsin Khan
O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): “Why do you mix truth with falsehood and conceal the truth while you know?”

Pickthall
O People of the Scripture! Why confound ye truth with falsehood and knowingly conceal the truth?

Dr. Ghali
O population of the Book, (Or: Family of the Book, i.e., the Jews and Christians) why do you confound the Truth with the untruth and keep back the Truth, and you know (that)?

Abdel Haleem
People of the Book, why do you mix truth with falsehood? Why do you hide the truth when you recognize it?

Quran 3 Verse 71 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 71, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(3:71) People of the Book! Why do you confound Truth with falsehood, and why do you conceal the Truth knowingly?


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Imran verse 71 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Imran ayat 69 which provides the complete commentary from verse 69 through 74.

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