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illā
إِلَّا
Except
ʿalā
عَلَىٰٓ
from
azwājihim
أَزْوَٰجِهِمْ
their spouses
aw
أَوْ
or
مَا
what
malakat
مَلَكَتْ
they possess
aymānuhum
أَيْمَٰنُهُمْ
rightfully
fa-innahum
فَإِنَّهُمْ
then indeed, they
ghayru
غَيْرُ
(are) not
malūmīna
مَلُومِينَ
blameworthy,

Illaa 'alaaa azwaajihim aw maa malakat aymaanuhum fainnahum ghairu maloomeen

Sahih International:

Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they are not to be blamed -

1 A. J. Arberry

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

2 Abdul Haleem

from all but their spouses or their slave-girls––there is no blame attached to [relations with] these,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Save in regard to their spouses or those whom their right hands own; so verily they are not blameworthy -

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (then) they are not to be blamed,

5 Abul Ala Maududi

except in regard to their spouses and those whom their right hands possess, for in regard to them they are not reproachable,

6 Ahmed Ali

Are free of blame,

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Except with their wives and the bondwomen in their possession, for there is no reproach on them.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

(apart from their spouses and their slave women, for then they are not blameworthy;

9 Ali Ünal

Save from their spouses or (as a permission for men) those (bondsmaids) whom their right hands possess, for with regard to them they are free from blame.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Except from their (free) wives or those (wives of theirs) whom their right hands own (- slave wives), for which they are not to blame.

11 English Literal

Except on (for) their spouses and what their rights owned/possessed (i.e.: care-givers of the sick, elderly and disabled under contract), so then they are not blameworthy/blamed.

12 Faridul Haque

Except with their wives and the bondwomen in their possession, for there is no reproach on them.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Except in the case of their wives or those whom their right hands possess - for on these surely is no blame,

14 Hilali & Khan

Except with their wives and the (women slaves and captives) whom their right hands possess, for (then) they are not to be blamed,

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And those who are faithful to their trusts and their covenant,

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Except in the case of their wives or those whom their right hands possess-- for these surely are not to be blamed,

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Save with their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for thus they are not blameworthy;

18 Muhammad Sarwar

except from their wives and slave girls, in which case they are not to be blamed,

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

except from their wives and what their right hands own, for these they are not blameworthy.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Except from their wives or their right hand possessions -- for (then) they are not blameworthy.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

except from their spouses and those whom they rightfully possess [through wedlock], for which they incur no blame --

22 Talal Itani

Except from their spouses or those living under their control, for then they are free of blame.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

except from their wives and those whom their right hands own, in the way of slavegirls, for in that case they are not blameworthy;

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

إِلاَّ عَلَى أَزْوَاجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُمْ


Except from their wives or their right hand possessions,

meaning, from their female slaves.

فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُومِينَ



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