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dhālika
ذَٰلِكَ
That
ʿīsā
عِيسَى
(was) Isa,
ub'nu
ٱبْنُ
(the) son
maryama
مَرْيَمَۚ
(of) Maryam,
qawla
قَوْلَ
a statement
l-ḥaqi
ٱلْحَقِّ
(of) truth
alladhī
ٱلَّذِى
that which
fīhi
فِيهِ
about it
yamtarūna
يَمْتَرُونَ
they dispute.

Zaalika 'Eesab-nu Marya; qawlal haqqil lazee feehi yamtaroon

Sahih International:

That is Jesus, the son of Mary - the word of truth about which they are in dispute.

1 A. J. Arberry

That is Jesus, son of Mary, in word of truth, concerning which they are doubting.

2 Abdul Haleem

Such was Jesus, son of Mary. [This is] a statement of the Truth about which they are in doubt:

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Such is 'lsa, son of Maryam: this Is the word of truth wherein they are doubting.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary; (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

This is Jesus, the son of Mary; and this is the truth about him concerning which they are in doubt.

6 Ahmed Ali

This was Jesus, son of Mary: A true account they contend about.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

This is Eisa (Jesus), the son of Maryam; a true statement, in which they doubt.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

That is Jesus, son of Mary, a Word of the Real concerning whom they are in doubt.

9 Ali Ünal

Such was Jesus, the son of Mary: in the words of the truth about which they (the Jews and Christians) have been doubting (and disputing amongst themselves and with each other).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Such was Jesus, son of Mary. (This is) a statement of true facts (about him), concerning which they so deeply disagree.

11 English Literal

That (was) Jesus Mary`s son, the correct/real saying/opinion and belief which they (are) doubting/arguing in it.

12 Faridul Haque

This is Eisa (Jesus), the son of Maryam; a true statement, in which they doubt.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And peace upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised up alive."

14 Hilali & Khan

Such is 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). (it is) a statement of truth, about which they doubt (or dispute).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I am raised to life.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Such is Isa, son of Marium; (this is) the saying of truth about which they dispute.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Such was Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Such was the true story of Jesus, the son of Mary, about which they dispute bitterly.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Such was (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary. A saying of truth, concerning what they doubt.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Such is `Isa, son of Maryam. Qawlal-Haqq [it is a statement of truth] about which they doubt (or dispute).

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Such was Jesus, the son of Mary. That is the whole truth, about which they still dispute:

22 Talal Itani

That is Jesus son of Mary—the Word of truth about which they doubt.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

That is Jesus, son of Mary, a statement of truth (read qawlu'l-haqqi, as the predicate of an implied subject, in other words, `the statement of the son of Mary [is a statement of truth]'; or read qawla'l-haqqi, because of [it being the object of] an implied [verb] qultu, `I say', meaning, `[I say] a statement of truth') concerning which they are in doubt (yamtarna, derives from [the infinitive] al-mirya) -- they are the Christians, who say, `Indeed Jesus is the son of God'; [but] they lie.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

`Isa is the Servant of Allah and not His Son

Allah says;

ذَلِكَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ

Such is `Isa, son of Maryam.

Allah, the Exalted, says to His Messenger Muhammad, `This is the story which We have related to you about `Isa,' upon him be peace.

قَوْلَ الْحَقِّ الَّذِي فِيهِ يَمْتَرُونَ



(It is) a statement of truth about which they doubt.

This means that the people of falsehood and the people of truth are in disagreement, of those who believe in him and those who disbelieve believe in him.

For this reason most of the reciters recited this Ayah with Qawlul-Haqq (statement of truth) as the subject, referring to `Isa himself.

Asim and Abdullah bin `Amir both recited it Qawlal-Haqq (statement of truth) referring to the story in its entirety that the people differed about.

It is reported from Ibn Mas`ud that he recited it as Qalal-Haqqa, which means that he (`Isa) said the truth.

The recitation of the Ayah with the Qawlul-Haqq being the subject referring to `Isa, is the most apparent meaning grammatically. It has support for it in the statement of Allah (after the story of `Isa),

الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكَ فَلَ تَكُنْ مِّن الْمُمْتَرِينَ

(This is) the truth from your Lord, so be not of those who doubt. (3;60)

When Allah mentioned that He created him as a servant and a Prophet, He extolled Himself, the Most Holy, by saying