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Surah Jinn Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

وَأَنَّهُۥ تَعَـٰلَىٰ جَدُّ رَبِّنَا مَا ٱتَّخَذَ صَـٰحِبَةًۭ وَلَا وَلَدًۭا
Wa annahoo Ta’aalaa jaddu Rabbinaa mat’takhaza saahibatanw wa laa walada

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
And [it teaches] that exalted is the nobleness of our Lord; He has not taken a wife or a son

Yusuf Ali
‘And Exalted is the Majesty of our Lord: He has taken neither a wife nor a son.

Abul Ala Maududi
and that “He – exalted be His Majesty – has not taken to Himself either a wife or a son”;

Muhsin Khan
‘And exalted be the Majesty of our Lord, He has taken neither a wife, nor a son (or offspring or children).

Pickthall
And (we believe) that He – exalted be the glory of our Lord! – hath taken neither wife nor son,

Dr. Ghali
And (we believe) that He-Supremely Exalted be our Lord’s Dignity- in no way has He taken to Him either a female companion or a child.

Abdel Haleem
and that He––exalted be the glory of our Lord!––has neither spouse nor child.

Quran 72 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Jinn ayat 3, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(72:3) and that “He – exalted be His Majesty – has not taken to Himself either a wife or a son”;[4]


4. From this we know two things:

(1) That these jinn were either from among the Christian jinn, or they were followers of a different religion in which Allah was regarded as having children and families.

(2) That at that time the Prophet (peace be upon him) was reciting some such part of the Quran hearing which they realized the error of their creed and knew that it was sheer ignorance and impudence to ascribe wife and children to the High and Exalted Being of Allah.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Jinn verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Jinn ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 7.

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