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Surah Tahrim Ayat 12 in Arabic Text

وَمَرْيَمَ ٱبْنَتَ عِمْرَٰنَ ٱلَّتِىٓ أَحْصَنَتْ فَرْجَهَا فَنَفَخْنَا فِيهِ مِن رُّوحِنَا وَصَدَّقَتْ بِكَلِمَـٰتِ رَبِّهَا وَكُتُبِهِۦ وَكَانَتْ مِنَ ٱلْقَـٰنِتِينَ
Wa Maryamab nata ‘Imraanal lateee ahsanat farjahaa fanafakhnaa feehee mir roohinaa wa saddaqat bi kalimaati Rabhihaa wa Kutubihee wakaanat minal qaaniteen (End Juz 28)

English Translation

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Sahih International
And [the example of] Mary, the daughter of ‘Imran, who guarded her chastity, so We blew into [her garment] through Our angel, and she believed in the words of her Lord and His scriptures and was of the devoutly obedient.

Yusuf Ali
And Mary the daughter of ‘Imran, who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (her body) of Our spirit; and she testified to the truth of the words of her Lord and of His Revelations, and was one of the devout (servants).

Abul Ala Maududi
Allah has also set forth the parable of Mary, the daughter of Imran, who guarded her chastity, and into whom We breathed of Our Spirit, and who testified to the words of her Lord and His Books. She was among the obedient.

Muhsin Khan
And Maryam (Mary), the daughter of ‘Imran who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (the sleeve of her shirt or her garment) through Our Ruh [i.e. Jibrael (Gabriel)], and she testified to the truth of the Words of her Lord [i.e. believed in the Words of Allah: “Be!” and he was; that is ‘Iesa (Jesus) – son of Maryam (Mary); as a Messenger of Allah], and (also believed in) His Scriptures, and she was of the Qanitin (i.e. obedient to Allah).

Pickthall
And Mary, daughter of ‘Imran, whose body was chaste, therefor We breathed therein something of Our Spirit. And she put faith in the words of her Lord and His scriptures, and was of the obedient.

Dr. Ghali
And Maryam (Mary) daughter of Imran, who kept safe her private parts, (i.e., safeguarded) so We breathed in it of Our Spirit, and she sincerely (believed) in the Words of her Lord, and His Books; and she was one of the devout.

Abdel Haleem
and Mary, daughter of Imran. She guarded her chastity, so We breathed into her from Our spirit. She accepted the truth of her Lord’s words and Scriptures: she was truly devout.

Quran 66 Verse 12 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Tahrim ayat 12, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(66:12) Allah has also set forth the parable of Mary, the daughter of Imran,[26] who guarded her chastity,[27] and into whom We breathed of Our Spirit,[28] and who testified to the words of her Lord and His Books. She was among the obedient.[29]


26. It may be that the name of Mary’s father was Imran, or she may have been called daughter of Imran because she belonged to the family of Imran.

27. This is a refutation of the accusation by the Jews that the birth of Jesus was, God forbid, the result of a sin of his mother. Their same accusation has been called a monstrous calumny in (Surah An-Nisa, Ayat 156). (For explanation, see (E.N. 190 of Surah An-Nisa).

28. That is, without her having any connection with a man, Allah breathed into her womb a Spirit from Himself. (For explanation, see (E.Ns 212, 213 of Surah An-Nisa) and (E.N. 89 of Surah Al-Anbiya).

29. For the explanation of the object for which these three kinds of women have been cited as an example, see the Introduction to the

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tahrim verse 12 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tahrim ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 12.

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