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Surah Ma’arij Ayat 30 in Arabic Text

إِلَّا عَلَىٰٓ أَزْوَٰجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَـٰنُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُومِينَ
Illaa ‘alaaa azwaajihim aw maa malakat aymaanuhum fa innahum ghairu maloomeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 30

Sahih International
Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they are not to be blamed –

Yusuf Ali
Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (then) they are not to be blamed,

Abul Ala Maududi
except in regard to their spouses and those whom their right hands possess, for in regard to them they are not reproachable,

Muhsin Khan
Except with their wives and the (women slaves and captives) whom their right hands possess, for (then) they are not to be blamed,

Pickthall
Save with their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for thus they are not blameworthy;

Dr. Ghali
Except with their spouses or what their right hands possess; then surely they are not blameworthy (Literally: other than being blameworthy).

Abdel Haleem
from all but their spouses or their slave-girls––there is no blame attached to [relations with] these,

Quran 70 Verse 30 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ma’arij ayat 30, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(70:30) except in regard to their spouses and those whom their right hands possess, for in regard to them they are not reproachable,[20]


20. For explanation, see (E.N. 7 of Surah Al-Mominoon).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Ma’arij verse 30 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maarij ayat 19 which provides the complete commentary from verse 19 through 35.

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