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Verse (23:6) - English Translation


Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource for the Holy Quran. This page shows seven parallel translations in English for the sixth verse of chapter 23 (sūrat l-mu'minūn). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (23) sūrat l-mu'minūn (The Believers)

Sahih International: Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed -

Pickthall: Save from their wives or the (slaves) that their right hands possess, for then they are not blameworthy,

Yusuf Ali: Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,

Shakir: Except before their mates or those whom their right hands possess, for they surely are not blameable,

Muhammad Sarwar: except with their spouses and slave-girls. The practice of carnal relations is lawful with them.

Mohsin Khan: Except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame;

Arberry: save from their wives and what their right hands own then being not blameworthy

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