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Surah Nahl Ayat 58 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا بُشِّرَ أَحَدُهُم بِٱلْأُنثَىٰ ظَلَّ وَجْهُهُۥ مُسْوَدًّۭا وَهُوَ كَظِيمٌۭ
Wa izaa bushshira ahaduhum bil unsaa zalla wajhuhoo muswaddanw wa huwa kazeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 58

Sahih International
And when one of them is informed of [the birth of] a female, his face becomes dark, and he suppresses grief.

Yusuf Ali
When news is brought to one of them, of (the birth of) a female (child), his face darkens, and he is filled with inward grief!

Abul Ala Maududi
When any of them is told about the birth of a female his face turns dark, and he is filled with suppressed anger,

Muhsin Khan
And when the news of (the birth of) a female (child) is brought to any of them, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief!

Pickthall
When if one of them receiveth tidings of the birth of a female, his face remaineth darkened, and he is wroth inwardly.

Dr. Ghali
And when one of them is given the tidings of (the birth) of a female, his face lingers blackened and he is ever-repressed (with sorrow).

Abdel Haleem
When one of them is given news of the birth of a baby girl, his face darkens and he is filled with gloom.

Quran 16 Verse 58 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Nahl ayat 58, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(16:58) When any of them is told about the birth of a female his face turns dark, and he is filled with suppressed anger,


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah An-Nahl verse 58 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nahl ayat 56 which provides the complete commentary from verse 56 through 60.

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