Verse. 2060

١٧ - ٱلْإِسْرَاء

17 - Al-Isra

وَلَا تَقْتُلُوْۗا اَوْلَادَكُمْ خَشْـيَۃَ اِمْلَاقٍ۝۰ۭ نَحْنُ نَرْزُقُہُمْ وَاِيَّاكُمْ۝۰ۭ اِنَّ قَتْلَہُمْ كَانَ خِطْاً كَبِيْرًا۝۳۱
Wala taqtuloo awladakum khashyata imlaqin nahnu narzuquhum waiyyakum inna qatlahum kana khitan kabeeran


Ahmed Ali

Do not abandon your children out of fear of poverty. We will provide for them and for you. Killing them is certainly a great wrong.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (slay not your children). this verse was revealed about the tribe of khuza'ah who used to bury their new born daughters alive, and so allah forbade them from doing so, telling them not bury their daughters alive, (fearing a fall to poverty) for fear of humiliation and poverty, (we shall provide for them) i.e. for your daughters (and for you. lo! the slaying of them) burying them alive (is great sin) is a tremendous sin which deserves a great punishment.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and do not slay your children, by burying them alive, fearing penury, poverty. we shall provide for them and for you. slaying them is truly a great sin.