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Surah Al-Ma’idah Ayat 63 in Arabic Text

لَوْلَا يَنْهَىٰهُمُ ٱلرَّبَّـٰنِيُّونَ وَٱلْأَحْبَارُ عَن قَوْلِهِمُ ٱلْإِثْمَ وَأَكْلِهِمُ ٱلسُّحْتَ ۚ لَبِئْسَ مَا كَانُوا۟ يَصْنَعُونَ
Law laa yanhaahumur rabbaaniyyoona wal ahbaaru ‘an qawlihimul ismaa wa aklihimus suht; labi’sa maa kaanoo yasna’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 63

Sahih International
Why do the rabbis and religious scholars not forbid them from saying what is sinful and devouring what is unlawful? How wretched is what they have been practicing.

Yusuf Ali
Why do not the rabbis and the doctors of Law forbid them from their (habit of) uttering sinful words and eating things forbidden? Evil indeed are their works.

Abul Ala Maududi
Why is it that their scholars and jurists do not forbid them from sinful utterances and devouring unlawful earnings? Indeed they have been contriving evil.

Muhsin Khan
Why do not the rabbis and the religious learned men forbid them from uttering sinful words and from eating illegal things. Evil indeed is that which they have been performing.

Pickthall
Why do not the rabbis and the priests forbid their evil-speaking and their devouring of illicit gain? Verily evil is their handiwork.

Dr. Ghali
If (only) the rabbis and the doctors (of the Law) had been forbidding them speaking vice and the eating (up) of illicit gains! Miserable indeed is whatever they used to work out!

Abdel Haleem
Why do their rabbis and scholars not forbid them to speak sinfully and consume what is unlawful? How evil their deeds are!

Quran 5 Verse 63 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Ma’idah ayat 63, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(5:63) Why is it that their scholars and jurists do not forbid them from sinful utterances and devouring unlawful earnings? Indeed they have been contriving evil.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maidah verse 63 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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