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Surah Al-Ma’idah Ayat 30 in Arabic Text

فَطَوَّعَتْ لَهُۥ نَفْسُهُۥ قَتْلَ أَخِيهِ فَقَتَلَهُۥ فَأَصْبَحَ مِنَ ٱلْخَـٰسِرِينَ
Fatawwa’at lahoo nafsu hoo qatla akheehi faqatalahoo fa asbaha minal khaasireen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 30

Sahih International
And his soul permitted to him the murder of his brother, so he killed him and became among the losers.

Yusuf Ali
The (selfish) soul of the other led him to the murder of his brother: he murdered him, and became (himself) one of the lost ones.

Abul Ala Maududi
At last his evil soul drove him to the murder of his brother, and he killed him, whereby he himself became one of the losers.

Muhsin Khan
So the Nafs (self) of the other (latter one) encouraged him and made fair-seeming to him the murder of his brother; he murdered him and became one of the losers.

Pickthall
But (the other’s) mind imposed on him the killing of his brother, so he slew him and became one of the losers.

Dr. Ghali
Then his self persuaded him to the killing of his brother, so he killed him, then he became among the losers.

Abdel Haleem
But his soul prompted him to kill his brother: he killed him and became one of the losers.

Quran 5 Verse 30 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Ma’idah 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

(5:30) At last his evil soul drove him to the murder of his brother, and he killed him, whereby he himself became one of the losers.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maidah verse 30 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maidah ayat 27 which provides the complete commentary from verse 27 through 31.

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