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Surah Mujadila Ayat 16 in Arabic Text

ٱتَّخَذُوٓاْ أَيۡمَٰنَهُمۡ جُنَّةٗ فَصَدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ فَلَهُمۡ عَذَابٞ مُّهِينٞ
Ittakhazooo aymaanahum junnatan fasaddoo ‘an sabeelil laahi falahum ‘azaabum muheen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 16

Sahih International
They took their [false] oaths as a cover, so they averted [people] from the way of Allah, and for them is a humiliating punishment.

Yusuf Ali
They have made their oaths a screen (for their misdeeds): thus they obstruct (men) from the Path of Allah: therefore shall they have a humiliating Penalty.

Abul Ala Maududi
They have taken their oaths as a shield by means of which they hinder people from the Way of Allah. Theirs shall be a humiliating chastisement.

Muhsin Khan
They have made their oaths a screen (for their evil actions). Thus they hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, so they shall have a humiliating torment.

They make a shelter of their oaths and turn (men) from the way of Allah; so theirs will be a shameful doom.

Dr. Ghali
They have taken to themselves their oaths as a pretext; so they barred from the way of Allah; then they will have a degrading torment.

Abdel Haleem
They have used their oaths to cover up [their false deeds], and barred others from the path of God. A humiliating torment awaits them-

Muhammad Junagarhi
ان لوگوں نے تو اپنی قسموں کو ڈھال بنا رکھا ہے اور لوگوں کو اللہ کی راه سے روکتے ہیں ان کے لیے رسوا کرنے واﻻ عذاب ہے

Quran 58 Verse 16 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mujadila ayat 16, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(58:16) They have taken their oaths as a shield by means of which they hinder people from the Way of Allah.[34] Theirs shall be a humiliating chastisement.

34. That is, on the one hand, they swear oaths to their faith and fidelity to make the Muslims believe that they belong to them, and on the other, they sow doubts and suspicions against Islam and the followers of Islam and the Prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam in the hearts of the people, so that they should turn away from Islam in disgust taking their word to be a true inside picture of Islam, coming from the Muslims themselves.


The tafsir of Surah Mujadilah verse 16 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Mujadilah ayat 14 which provides the complete commentary from verse 14 through 19.

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