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Surah Al-Ma’idah Ayat 65 in Arabic Text

وَلَوْ أَنَّ أَهْلَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبِ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَٱتَّقَوْا۟ لَكَفَّرْنَا عَنْهُمْ سَيِّـَٔاتِهِمْ وَلَأَدْخَلْنَـٰهُمْ جَنَّـٰتِ ٱلنَّعِيمِ
Wa law anna Ahlal Kitaabi aamanoo wattaqaw lakaffarnaa ‘anhum saiyiaatihim wa la adkhalnaahu Jannaatin Na’eem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 65

Sahih International
And if only the People of the Scripture had believed and feared Allah, We would have removed from them their misdeeds and admitted them to Gardens of Pleasure.

Yusuf Ali
If only the People of the Book had believed and been righteous, We should indeed have blotted out their iniquities and admitted them to gardens of bliss.

Abul Ala Maududi
Had the People of the Book only believed and been God-fearing, We should surely have effaced from them their evil deeds, and caused them to enter Gardens of Bliss.

Muhsin Khan
And if only the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) had believed (in Muhammad SAW) and warded off evil (sin, ascribing partners to Allah) and had become Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V. 2:2) We would indeed have blotted out their sins and admitted them to Gardens of pleasure (in Paradise).

Pickthall
If only the People of the Scripture would believe and ward off (evil), surely We should remit their sins from them and surely We should bring them into Gardens of Delight.

Dr. Ghali
And if the Population of the Book (O: Family of the Book, i.e., the Jews and Christians) had believed and been pious, We would indeed have expiated for them their odious deeds and would indeed have caused them to enter the Gardens of Bliss.

Abdel Haleem
If only the People of the Book would believe and be mindful of God, We would take away their sins and bring them into the Gardens of Delight.

Quran 5 Verse 65 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Ma’idah ayat 65, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(5:65) Had the People of the Book only believed and been God-fearing, We should surely have effaced from them their evil deeds, and caused them to enter Gardens of Bliss.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maidah verse 65 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maidah ayat 64 which provides the complete commentary from verse 64 through 66.

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