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Surah Najm Ayat 21 in Arabic Text

أَلَكُمُ ٱلذَّكَرُ وَلَهُ ٱلْأُنثَىٰ
A-lakumuz zakaru wa lahul unsaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 21

Sahih International
Is the male for you and for Him the female?

Yusuf Ali
What! for you the male sex, and for Him, the female?

Abul Ala Maududi
Shall you have the male issues, and He the female issues?

Muhsin Khan
Is it for you the males and for Him the females?

Pickthall
Are yours the males and His the females?

Dr. Ghali
Do you have the male (s) and He the female (s)?

Abdel Haleem
are you to have the male and He the female?

Quran 53 Verse 21 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Najm ayat 21, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(53:21) Shall you have the male issues, and He the female issues?[16]


16. That is, you held these goddesses as daughters of Allah, Lord of the worlds, and did not consider while inventing this absurd creed that as for yourselves you regarded the birth of a daughter as disgraceful, and desired to have only male children, but as for Allah you assign to Him only daughters.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tur verse 21 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tur ayat 19 which provides the complete commentary from verse 19 through 27.

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