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Surah Maryam Ayat 20 in Arabic Text

قَالَتْ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لِى غُلَـٰمٌۭ وَلَمْ يَمْسَسْنِى بَشَرٌۭ وَلَمْ أَكُ بَغِيًّۭا
Qaalat anna yakoonu lee ghulaamunw wa lam yamsasnee bashrunw wa lam aku baghiyyaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 20

Sahih International
She said, “How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been unchaste?”

Yusuf Ali
She said: “How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?”

Abul Ala Maududi
Mary said: “How can a boy be born to me when no man has even touched me, nor have I ever been unchaste?”

Muhsin Khan
She said: “How can I have a son, when no man has touched me, nor am I unchaste?”

Pickthall
She said: How can I have a son when no mortal hath touched me, neither have I been unchaste?

Dr. Ghali
She said, “However can I have a youth, and no mortal has touched me, neither have I been a prostitute?”

Abdel Haleem
She said, ‘How can I have a son when no man has touched me? I have not been unchaste,’

Quran 19 Verse 20 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Maryam ayat 20, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(19:20) Mary said: “How can a boy be born to me when no man has even touched me, nor have I ever been unchaste?”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maryam verse 20 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maryam ayat 16 which provides the complete commentary from verse 16 through 21.

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