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Surah Al-Ma’idah Ayat 61 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا جَآءُوكُمْ قَالُوٓا۟ ءَامَنَّا وَقَد دَّخَلُوا۟ بِٱلْكُفْرِ وَهُمْ قَدْ خَرَجُوا۟ بِهِۦ ۚ وَٱللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا كَانُوا۟ يَكْتُمُونَ
Wa izaa jaaa’ookum qaalooo aamannaa wa qad dakhaloo bilkufri wa hum qad kharajoo bih; wallaahu a’lamu bimaa kaanoo yaktumoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 61

Sahih International
And when they come to you, they say, “We believe.” But they have entered with disbelief [in their hearts], and they have certainly left with it. And Allah is most knowing of what they were concealing.

Yusuf Ali
When they come to thee, they say: “We believe”: but in fact they enter with a mind against Faith, and they go out with the same but Allah knoweth fully all that they hide.

Abul Ala Maududi
Whenever they come to you they say: ‘We believe,’ whereas, in fact, they come disbelieving, and go away disbelieving, and Allah knows all that they hide.

Muhsin Khan
When they come to you, they say: “We believe.” But in fact they enter with (an intention of) disbelief and they go out with the same. And Allah knows all what they were hiding.

Pickthall
When they come unto you (Muslims), they say: We believe; but they came in unbelief and they went out in the same; and Allah knoweth best what they were hiding.

Dr. Ghali
And when they come to you, (i.e. the believers. The pronoun is plural) they say, “We believe.” And they have already entered with disbelief, and they have already gone out with it; and Allah knows best whatever they used to keep back.

Abdel Haleem
When they come to you [believers], they say, ‘We believe,’ but they come disbelieving and leave disbelieving- God knows best what they are hiding.

Quran 5 Verse 61 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Ma’idah ayat 61, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(5:61) Whenever they come to you they say: ‘We believe,’ whereas, in fact, they come disbelieving, and go away disbelieving, and Allah knows all that they hide.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maidah verse 61 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maidah ayat 59 which provides the complete commentary from verse 59 through 63.

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