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Surah Ma’arij Ayat 3 in Arabic Text

مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ ذِى ٱلْمَعَارِجِ
Minal laahi zil ma’aarij

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 3

Sahih International
[It is] from Allah, owner of the ways of ascent.

Yusuf Ali
(A Penalty) from Allah, Lord of the Ways of Ascent.

Abul Ala Maududi
a chastisement from Allah, the Lord of the ascending steps,

Muhsin Khan
From Allah, the Lord of the ways of ascent.

Pickthall
From Allah, Lord of the Ascending Stairways

Dr. Ghali
From Allah, The Owner of the Stairways.

Abdel Haleem
from God, the Lord of the Ways of Ascent,

Quran 70 Verse 3 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ma’arij 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

(70:3) a chastisement from Allah, the Lord of the ascending steps,[2]


2. Maarij is plural of Miraj, which means a stairway, or a ladder, or something by which one may go up. To call Allah dhil-Maaij (Owner of the ways of ascent) means that He is Most High and in order to go up into His Presence the angels have to ascend many heights, one above the other, as has been stated in the following verses.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Ma’arij verse 3 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maarij ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 7.

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