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Surah Al-Kahf Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

وَيُنذِرَ ٱلَّذِينَ قَالُوا۟ ٱتَّخَذَ ٱللَّهُ وَلَدًۭا
Wa yunziral lazeena qaalut takhazal laahu waladaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
And to warn those who say, “Allah has taken a son.”

Yusuf Ali
Further, that He may warn those (also) who say, “Allah hath begotten a son”:

Abul Ala Maududi
and also to warn those who say: “Allah has taken to Himself a son,”

Muhsin Khan
And to warn those (Jews, Christians, and pagans) who say, “Allah has begotten a son (or offspring or children).”

Pickthall
And to warn those who say: Allah hath chosen a son,

Dr. Ghali
And to warn the ones who have said, ” Allah has taken to Him a child.”

Abdel Haleem
It warns those people who assert, ‘God has offspring.’

Quran 18 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Kahf ayat 4, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(18:4) and also to warn those who say: “Allah has taken to Himself a son,”[2]


2. “Those who say” includes the Christians, the Jews and the mushrik Arabs who assigned offspring to Allah.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Kahf verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Kahf ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 5.

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