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Surah Maryam Ayat 35 in Arabic Text

مَا كَانَ لِلَّهِ أَن يَتَّخِذَ مِن وَلَدٍۢ ۖ سُبْحَـٰنَهُۥٓ ۚ إِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمْرًۭا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ
Maa kaana lillaahi ai yattakhiza minw waladin Subhaanah; izaa qadaaa amran fa innamaa yaqoolu lahoo kun fa yakoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 35

Sahih International
It is not [befitting] for Allah to take a son; exalted is He! When He decrees an affair, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.

Yusuf Ali
It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, “Be”, and it is.

Abul Ala Maududi
It does not befit Allah to take for Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When He decrees a thing He only says: “Be” and it is.

Muhsin Khan
It befits not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son [this refers to the slander of Christians against Allah, by saying that ‘Iesa (Jesus) is the son of Allah]. Glorified (and Exalted be He above all that they associate with Him). When He decrees a thing, He only says to it, “Be!” and it is.

Pickthall
It befitteth not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should take unto Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.

Dr. Ghali
In no way is it for Allah to take to Him a child. All Extolment be to Him! When He decrees a Command, then He only says to it, “Be!” and it is.

Abdel Haleem
it would not befit God to have a child. He is far above that: when He decrees something, He says only, ‘Be,’ and it is.

Quran 19 Verse 35 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Maryam ayat 35, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(19:35) It does not befit Allah to take for Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When He decrees a thing He only says: “Be” and it is.[22]


22. In (Ayats 1-35), it has been shown that the “Doctrine of the son of God” in regard to Prophet Jesus is absolutely wrong. For just as the miraculous birth of Prophet John did not make him the son of God, so the miraculous birth of Prophet Jesus could not make him the son of God. For the births of both were the result of the same sort of miracle as they have been mentioned together in the same context in the Gospel of Luke. Therefore, it is mere distortion that the Christians should regard one as the servant of God and the other as the son of God.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maryam verse 35 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maryam ayat 34 which provides the complete commentary from verse 34 through 37.

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