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Surah Maryam Ayat 9 in Arabic Text

قَالَ كَذَٰلِكَ قَالَ رَبُّكَ هُوَ عَلَىَّ هَيِّنٌۭ وَقَدْ خَلَقْتُكَ مِن قَبْلُ وَلَمْ تَكُ
Qaala kazaalika qaala Rabbuka huwa ‘alaiya haiyinunw wa qad khalaqtuka min qablu wa lam taku shai’aa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 9

Sahih International
[An angel] said, “Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, ‘It is easy for Me, for I created you before, while you were nothing.’ “

Yusuf Ali
He said: “So (it will be) thy Lord saith, ‘that is easy for Me: I did indeed create thee before, when thou hadst been nothing!'”

Abul Ala Maududi
He answered: “So shall it be.” Your Lord says: “It is easy for Me,” and then added: “For beyond doubt, I created you earlier when you were nothing.”

Muhsin Khan
He said: “So (it will be). Your Lord says; It is easy for Me. Certainly I have created you before, when you had been nothing!”

Pickthall
He said: So (it will be). Thy Lord saith: It is easy for Me, even as I created thee before, when thou wast naught.

Dr. Ghali
He said, “Thus (it will be) your Lord has said. Simple is it for Me, and I already created you, earlier, and you were nothing.”

Abdel Haleem
He said, ‘This is what your Lord has said: “It is easy for Me: I created you, though you were nothing before.” ’

Quran 19 Verse 9 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Maryam ayat 9, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(19:9) He answered: “So shall it be.” Your Lord says: “It is easy for Me,” and then added: “For beyond doubt, I created you earlier when you were nothing.”[6]


6. This dialogue is meant to impress that Allah is able to do whatever He wills and can make an impotent man and a barren woman give birth to a child, and likewise a virgin can be made to conceive a child.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maryam verse 9 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maryam ayat 8 which provides the complete commentary from verse 8 through 9.

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