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AYAH al-Imran 3:47 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic قَالَتْ رَبِّ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لِي وَلَدٌ وَلَمْ يَمْسَسْنِي بَشَرٌ قَالَ كَذَٰلِكِ اللَّهُ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاءُ إِذَا قَضَىٰ أَمْرًا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ zoom
Transliteration Qalat rabbi anna yakoonu lee waladun walam yamsasnee basharun qala kathaliki Allahu yakhluqu ma yashao itha qada amran fa-innama yaqoolu lahu kun fayakoonu zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
  She said, "My Lord how is [it] for me a boy, and (has) not touch(ed) me any man?" He said, "Thus Allah creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter then only He says to it, "Be," and it becomes. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad Said she: "O my Sustainer! How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me?" [The angel] answered: "Thus it is: God creates what He wills when He wills a thing to be, He but says unto it, 'Be' - and it is. zoom
M. M. Pickthall She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me? He said: So (it will be). Allah createth what He will. If He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) She said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?" He said: "Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, 'Be,' and it is! zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) She said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?" He said: "Even so: God createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, 'Be,' and it is! zoom
Shakir She said: My Lord! when shall there be a son (born) to I me, and man has not touched me? He said: Even so, Allah creates what He pleases; when He has decreed a matter, He only says to it, Be, and it is. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Lord, she said, how can I have a child when no man has touched me? [The angel] replied, Thus it is: God creates what He wills: when He wills a thing He need only say, Be, and it is. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar She said: My Lord! How is it I will be with child when no mortal touches me? He said: Thus, God creates whatever He wills. When He decreed a command, then, He only says to it: Be! Then, it is! zoom
T.B.Irving She said: ´My Lord, how can I have a child while no human being has ever touched me?" He said: "That is how God creates anything He wishes. Whenever He decides upon some matter, He merely tells it: ´Be!´, and it is. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Mary wondered, “My Lord! How can I have a child when no man has ever touched me?” An angel replied, “So will it be. Allah creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He simply tells it, ‘Be!’ And it is! zoom
Safi Kaskas She said, "Lord, how can I have a boy when no man has ever touched me?" He said, "God creates what He wills, when He decides a matter, He simply says to it: "Be!", and then it is." zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) She said: "My Lord, how can I have a son when no human has touched me" He said: "It is thus that God creates what He wills, when He decrees a command, He merely says to it "Be", and it is." zoom
Abdel Haleem She said, ‘My Lord, how can I have a son when no man has touched me?’ [The angel] said, ‘This is how God creates what He will: when He has ordained something, He only says, “Be”, and it is. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi She said: my Lord! in what wise shall there be unto me a son whereas no human being hath touched me. Allah said: even so. Allah createth whatsoever He will, When He hath decreed a thing, He only saith to it: Be, and it becometh; zoom
Ahmed Ali She said: "How can I have a son, O Lord, when no man has touched me?" He said: "That is how God creates what He wills. When He decrees a thing, He says 'Be', and it is. zoom
Aisha Bewley she said, ´My Lord! How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me?´ He said, ´It will be so.´ Allah creates whatever He wills. When He decides on something, He just says to it, ´Be!´ and it is. zoom
Ali Ünal "Lord," said Mary, "how shall I have a son seeing no mortal has ever touched me?" "That is how it is," he (the Spirit who appeared before her) said, "God creates whatever He wills; when He decrees a thing, He does but say to it ‘Be!’ and it is. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i She said, ‘My Lord, how shall I have a child seeing that no human has ever touched me?’ He said, ‘So it is that Allah creates whatever He wishes. When He decides on a matter He just says to it ‘‘Be!’’ and it is. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz She said, "Lord! How can I have a son, when man has not yet touched me?" He said, "Thus Allah creates what He pleases. When He decrees a matter He only says: BE! And it is; zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali She said, "Lord! However will I have a child, and no mortal has touched me?" He said, "Thus Allah creates whatever He decides. When He has decreed a Command, then He only says to it, ‘Be!’ so it is!." zoom
Muhammad Sarwar (Mary) said, "How can there be a son for me when no mortal has touched me?" The angel replied, "That is how God creates whatever He wants. When He decides to do something He just orders it to exist and it comes into existence." zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani She said: .O my Lord, how shall I have a son while no human has ever touched me?. Said He: .That is how Allah creates what He wills. When He decides a matter, He simply says to it ‘Be‘, and it comes to be. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Mary exclaimed! "O My Lord, How shall I have a son when no man has touched me?" He said, "Just as Allah creates everyone according to His Laws (3:40). When Allah decrees a matter, it starts happening." (In the repressive society Mary had to keep her wedding confidential in the family). zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed She said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me?" He said: "Even so: Allah creates what He wills: When He has decreed a Plan, He only says to it, ‘Be’. And it is! zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) She said, "My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?" [The angel] said, "Such is Allah ; He creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, 'Be,' and it is. zoom
Farook Malik Hearing this, Mary said, "O my Lord! How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me?" He replied, "Even so, Allah creates however He wants; whenever He decides to do anything, He only says to it, 'Be,' and it is! zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey She said, "Oh my Lord, how can I have a child? No man has ever touched me!" (Allah) said, "Precisely so! Allah creates what He wants. When He decrees anything, He (simply) says to it ´Be!´ and it becomes." zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar She said: “My Nourisher-Sustainer! How shall be for me an offspring when a man has not touched me. He said: In this manner, Allah shall create whatever He shall desire. When He has decreed a matter, so it is, that He says to it: “Be”, Lo! It becomes! zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) She said, 'My Lord, how can I have a child, when no man has touched me?' He said, 'It will be so. God creates whatever He wills. To have anything done, He only says to it, 'Be,' and it is.' zoom
Maududi She said: ´O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has ever touched me?´ The angel answered: Thus shall it be. Allah creates whatever He wills. When He decides something, He merely says: "Be" and it is. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad She said: my Master, how could I have a son when no human being has touched me? He (the angel) said: it is like that, God creates what He wants, when He decides on an issue, then He just says for it: be, and it will be. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) She said, “O my Lord, how will I have a son when no man has touched me?” He said, “Like this, God creates what He wills, when He decrees a plan, He only says to it ‘Be,’ and it is. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) She said: "My Lord, how can I have a son when no human being has been with me?" He said: "It is thus that God creates what He wills, when He decrees a command, He merely says to it 'Be,' and it is." zoom
Mohammad Shafi Sheh said, "My Lord! How can I have a son when no man has touched me?" One of the angels replied, "Allah does thus create whatever He wishes! When He decrees a matter, He just tells it, `Be', and it happens!" zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Mary said: “O Lord, how is it possible for me to have a child while none has touched me?” The Lord replied: “That is the way God creates. When He wants to create something, He simply says “be” and there it is created.” zoom
Faridul Haque She said, “My Lord! How can I bear a child when no man has ever touched me?” He said, “This is how Allah creates whatever He wills; when He wills a thing, He only says to it, ‘Be’ - and it happens immediately.” zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah 'Lord, ' she said, 'how can I bear a child when no human being has touched me? ' He replied: 'Such is the Will of Allah. He creates whom He will. When He decrees a thing, He only says: "Be," and it is. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali She said: My Lord, how can I have a son and man has not yet touched me? He said: Even so; Allah creates what He pleases. When he decrees a matter, He only says to it, Be, and it is. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira She said: "My Lord, how is (it) for me (a) child and not (a) human touched me?" He said: "Like that/that is it, God creates what He wills/wants if He ordered a matter, so but He says to it: 'Be.' So it is/will be." zoom
Sher Ali She said, `My Lord, how shall I have a son, when no man has touch me? He said, `Such is the way of ALLAH. HE creates what HE pleases. When HE decrees a thing HE says to it `Be,' and it is; zoom
Rashad Khalifa She said, "My Lord, how can I have a son, when no man has touched me?" He said, "GOD thus creates whatever He wills. To have anything done, He simply says to it, `Be,' and it is. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) She said, 'O my Lord! From where shall I have a son no person has touched me. Said He, "Allah creates in such a way what He pleases". When He decrees any thing, then He only says to it 'Be! And it is. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar She said, `My Lord! how can I and whence shall I have a child while no man has yet touched me (in conjugal relationship)?' (The Lord) said, `Such are the ways of Allah, He creates what He will. When He decrees a thing He simply commands it, "Be" and it comes to be.' zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Maryam (Mary) submitted: ‘O my Lord, how shall I have a son when no man has ever touched me?’ He said: ‘Just as Allah creates what He pleases.’ When He decides (to do) some work, He just gives it the command ‘Be,’ and it becomes. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali She said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me." He said: "So (it will be) for Allah creates what He wills. When He has decreed something, He says to it only: "Be!" and it is. zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry 'Lord,' said Mary, 'how shall I have a son seeing no mortal has touched me?' 'Even so,' God said, God creates what He will. When He decrees a thing He does but say to it "Be," and it is. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer She said, 'Lord! how can I have a son, when man has not yet touched me?' He said, 'Thus God creates what He pleaseth. When He decrees a matter He only says BE and it is; zoom
George Sale She answered, Lord, how shall I have a son, since a man hath not touched me? The Angel said, so God createth that which he pleaseth: When he decreeth a thing, he only saith unto it, be, and it is: zoom
John Medows Rodwell She said, "How, O my Lord! shall I have a son, when man hath not touched me?" He said, "Thus: God will create what He will; When He decreeth a thing, He only saith, 'Be,' and it is." zoom
N J Dawood (2014) Lord,‘ she said, ‘how can I bear a child when no man has touched me?‘ He said: ‘Even thus: God creates whom He will. If He decrees a thing He need only say: "Be," and it is. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Said she: “My Lord! How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me?” [The angel] answered: “Thus it is. God creates what He wills. When He wills a thing to be, He only says to it 'Be', and it is. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi He will teach (program – embed into existence) the Book (the knowledge of reality), Wisdom (the operation mechanism of the system and order formed by the Names of Allah in the worlds), the Torah (revelation – the knowledge revealed to Moses) and the Bible (the reality revealed as good news). zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli She said: 'My Lord! how can l have a child when no man has touched me?' He said: 'Even so Allah creates what He pleases. When he decrees a matter (to be) , He only says to it 'BE!' and it is'. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim Maryam asked : "How shall I have a son, O Allah, my Creator, when no man has touched me? She was told: "Thus does Allah create what He will; when He decrees a thing He only says ‘Be’ and it is". zoom
Mir Aneesuddin (She) said, "O My Fosterer ! how can I have a son when man has not touched me?" He said, "Like that, Allah creates what He wills, when He decrees an affair then, He says to only, "Be," so it is. it is. zoom

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