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  • Surah Al Baqarah (The Cow) Ayat 221


  • وَلَا
  • تَنكِحُوا۟
  • ٱلْمُشْرِكَٰتِ
  • حَتَّىٰ
  • يُؤْمِنَّ
  • ۚ
  • وَلَأَمَةٌ
  • مُّؤْمِنَةٌ
  • خَيْرٌ
  • مِّن
  • مُّشْرِكَةٍ
  • وَلَوْ
  • أَعْجَبَتْكُمْ
  • ۗ
  • وَلَا
  • تُنكِحُوا۟
  • ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ
  • حَتَّىٰ
  • يُؤْمِنُوا۟
  • ۚ
  • وَلَعَبْدٌ
  • مُّؤْمِنٌ
  • خَيْرٌ
  • مِّن
  • مُّشْرِكٍ
  • وَلَوْ
  • أَعْجَبَكُمْ
  • ۗ
  • أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ
  • يَدْعُونَ
  • إِلَى
  • ٱلنَّارِ
  • ۖ
  • وَٱللَّهُ
  • يَدْعُوٓا۟
  • إِلَى
  • ٱلْجَنَّةِ
  • وَٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ
  • بِإِذْنِهِۦ
  • ۖ
  • وَيُبَيِّنُ
  • ءَايَٰتِهِۦ
  • لِلنَّاسِ
  • لَعَلَّهُمْ
  • يَتَذَكَّرُونَ
  • Muhammad Habib Shakir: And do not marry the idolatresses until they believe, and certainly a believing maid is better than an idolatress woman, even though she should please you; and do not give (believing women) in marriage to idolaters until they believe, and certainly a believing servant is better than an idolater, even though he should please you; these invite to the fire, and Allah invites to the garden and to forgiveness by His will, and makes clear His communications to men, that they may be mindful.
  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali: Do not marry unbelieving women (idolaters), until they believe: A slave woman who believes is better than an unbelieving woman, even though she allures you. Nor marry (your girls) to unbelievers until they believe: A man slave who believes is better than an unbeliever, even though he allures you. Unbelievers do (but) beckon you to the Fire. But Allah beckons by His Grace to the Garden (of bliss) and forgiveness, and makes His Signs clear to mankind: That they may celebrate His praise.
  • M.Pickthall: Wed not idolatresses till they believe; for lo! a believing bondwoman is better than an idolatress though she please you; and give not your daughters in marriage to idolaters till they believe, for lo! a believing slave is better than an idolater though he please you. These invite unto the Fire, and Allah inviteth unto the Garden, and unto forgiveness by His grace, and expoundeth His revelations to mankind that haply they may remember.
  • Amatul Rahmân Omer: And marry not an idolatress until she believe; while a believing maid is certainly better than an idolatress even though she may highly please you. And do not give (believing women) in marriage to an idolaters until they believe. And a believing slave is better than a (free) idolater even though he may highly please you. It is they who invite to the Fire, but Allâh calls to the Paradise and to the protection by His command. He makes His Messages clear for the people so that they may take heed.
  • Maulana Mohammad Ali: And marry not the idolatresses until they believe; and certainly a believing maid is better than an idolatress even though she please you. Nor give (believing women) in marriage to idolaters until they believe, and certainly a believing slave is better than an idolater, even though he please you. These invite to the Fire and Allah invited to the Garden and to forgiveness by His will and He makes clear His messages to men that they may be mindful.