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Surah Yaseen Ayat 69 in Arabic Text

وَمَا عَلَّمْنَـٰهُ ٱلشِّعْرَ وَمَا يَنۢبَغِى لَهُۥٓ ۚ إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌۭ وَقُرْءَانٌۭ مُّبِينٌۭ
Wa maa ‘allamnaahush shi’ra wa maa yambaghee lah; in huwa illaa zikrunw-wa Qur-aanum mubeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 69

Sahih International
And We did not give Prophet Muhammad, knowledge of poetry, nor is it befitting for him. It is not but a message and a clear Qur’an

Yusuf Ali
We have not instructed the (Prophet) in Poetry, nor is it meet for him: this is no less than a Message and a Qur’an making things clear:

Abul Ala Maududi
We did not teach him (to wit, the Messenger) poetry and it does not behove him. This is none but an Admonition, and a Clear Book

Muhsin Khan
And We have not taught him (Muhammad SAW) poetry, nor is it meet for him. This is only a Reminder and a plain Quran.

Pickthall
And We have not taught him (Muhammad) poetry, nor is it meet for him. This is naught else than a Reminder and a Lecture making plain,

Dr. Ghali
And in no way did We teach him (The Prophet) poetry; and in no way does it behoove him. Decidedly (this revelation) it is nothing (else) except a Remembrance and an evident Qur’an.

Abdel Haleem
We have not taught the Prophet poetry, nor could he everhave been a poet.

Quran 36 Verse 69 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yaseen ayat 69, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(36:69) We did not teach him (to wit, the Messenger) poetry and it does not behove him.[58] This is none but an Admonition, and a Clear Book


58. This is a rejoinder to the disbelievers, who slighted the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his message by branding him a poet when he preached Tauhid and talked of the Hereafter, life-after-death, and Hell and Heaven. (For further explanation, see (Surah Ash-Shuara, Ayats 224-227) and the E.Ns thereof).

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yaseen verse 69 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yaseen ayat 68 which provides the complete commentary from verse 68 through 70.

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