In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the
YUSUFALI: In the name of Allah, Most Gracious,
Most Merciful. PICKTHAL: In the name of Allah,
the Beneficent, the Merciful. SHAKIR: In the
name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
010.001 YUSUFALI: A.L.R.
These are the ayats of the Book of Wisdom. PICKTHAL: Alif.
Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Wise Scripture. SHAKIR:
Alif Lam Ra. These are the verses of the wise Book.
010.002 YUSUFALI: Is it a
matter of wonderment to men that We have sent Our inspiration to a man from
among themselves?- that he should warn mankind (of their danger), and give the
good news to the Believers that they have before their Lord the lofty rank of
truth. (But) say the Unbelievers: "This is indeed an evident sorcerer!"
PICKTHAL: Is it a wonder for mankind that We have inspired
a man among them, saying: Warn mankind and bring unto those who believe the good
tidings that they have a sure footing with their Lord? The disbelievers say: Lo!
this is a mere wizard. SHAKIR: What! is it a wonder to the
people that We revealed to a man from among themselves, saying: Warn the people
and give good news to those who believe that theirs is a footing of firmness
with their Lord. The unbelievers say: This is most surely a manifest enchanter.
010.003 YUSUFALI: Verily
your Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and is
firmly established on the throne (of authority), regulating and governing all
things. No intercessor (can plead with Him) except after His leave (hath been
obtained). This is Allah your Lord; Him therefore serve ye: will ye not receive
admonition? PICKTHAL: Lo! your Lord is Allah Who created
the heavens and the earth in six Days, then He established Himself upon the
Throne, directing all things. There is no intercessor (with Him) save after His
permission. That is Allah, your Lord, so worship Him. Oh, will ye not remind?
SHAKIR: Surely your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens
and the earth in six periods, and He is firm in power, regulating the affair,
there is no intercessor except aher His permission; this is Allah, your Lord,
therefore serve Him; will you not then mind?
010.004 YUSUFALI: To Him
will be your return- of all of you. The promise of Allah is true and sure. It is
He Who beginneth the process of creation, and repeateth it, that He may reward
with justice those who believe and work righteousness; but those who reject Him
will have draughts of boiling fluids, and a penalty grievous, because they did
reject Him. PICKTHAL: Unto Him is the return of all of you;
it is a promise of Allah in truth. Lo! He produceth creation, then reproduceth
it, that He may reward those who believe and do good works with equity; while,
as for those who disbelieve, theirs will be a boiling drink and painful doom
because they disbelieved. SHAKIR: To Him is your return, of
all (of you); the promise of Allah (made) in truth; surely He begins the
creation in the first mstance, then He reproduces it, that He may with justice
recompense those who believe and do good; and (as for) those who disbelieve,
they shall have a drink of hot water and painful punishment because they
010.005 YUSUFALI: It is He
Who made the sun to be a shining glory and the moon to be a light (of beauty),
and measured out stages for her; that ye might know the number of years and the
count (of time). Nowise did Allah create this but in truth and righteousness.
(Thus) doth He explain His Signs in detail, for those who understand.
PICKTHAL: He it is Who appointed the sun a splendour and
the moon a light, and measured for her stages, that ye might know the number of
the years, and the reckoning. Allah created not (all) that save in truth. He
detaileth the revelations for people who have knowledge.
SHAKIR: He it is Who made the sun a shining brightness and
the moon a light, and ordained for it mansions that you might know the
computation of years and the reckoning. Allah did not create it but with truth;
He makes the signs manifest for a people who
010.006 YUSUFALI: Verily,
in the alternation of the night and the day, and in all that Allah hath created,
in the heavens and the earth, are signs for those who fear Him.
PICKTHAL: Lo! in the difference of day and night and all
that Allah hath created in the heavens and the earth are portents, verily, for
folk who ward off (evil). SHAKIR: Most surely in the
variation of the night and the day, and what Allah has created in the heavens
and the earth, there are signs for a people who guard (against evil).
010.007 YUSUFALI: Those who
rest not their hope on their meeting with Us, but are pleased and satisfied with
the life of the present, and those who heed not Our Signs,-
PICKTHAL: Lo! those who expect not the meeting with Us but
desire the life of the world and feel secure therein, and those who are
neglectful of Our revelations, SHAKIR: Surely those who do
not hope in Our meeting and are pleased with this world's life and are content
with it, and those who are heedless of Our communications:
010.008 YUSUFALI: Their
abode is the Fire, because of the (evil) they earned.
PICKTHAL: Their home will be the Fire because of what they
used to earn. SHAKIR: (As for) those, their abode is the
fire because of what they earned.
010.009 YUSUFALI: Those who
believe, and work righteousness,- their Lord will guide them because of their
faith: beneath them will flow rivers in gardens of bliss.
PICKTHAL: Lo! those who believe and do good works, their
Lord guideth them by their faith. Rivers will flow beneath them in the Gardens
of Delight, SHAKIR: Surely (as for) those who believe and
do good, their Lord will guide them by their faith; there shall flOw from
beneath them rivers in gardens of bliss.
010.010 YUSUFALI: (This
will be) their cry therein: "Glory to Thee, O Allah!" And "Peace" will be their
greeting therein! and the close of their cry will be: "Praise be to Allah, the
Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!" PICKTHAL: Their
prayer therein will be: Glory be to Thee, O Allah! and their greeting therein
will be: Peace. And the conclusion of their prayer will be: Praise be to Allah,
Lord of the Worlds! SHAKIR: Their cry in it shall be: Glory
to Thee, O Allah! and their greeting in it shall be: Peace; and the last of
their cry shall be: Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
010.011 YUSUFALI: If Allah
were to hasten for men the ill (they have earned) as they would fain hasten on
the good,- then would their respite be settled at once. But We leave those who
rest not their hope on their meeting with Us, in their trespasses, wandering in
distraction to and fro. PICKTHAL: If Allah were to hasten
on for men the ill (that they have earned) as they would hasten on the good,
their respite would already have expired. But We suffer those who look not for
the meeting with Us to wander blindly on in their contumacy.
SHAKIR: And if Allah should hasten the evil to men as they
desire the hastening on of good, their doom should certainly have been decreed
for them; but We leave those alone who hope not for Our meeting in their
inordinacy, blindly wandering on.
010.012 YUSUFALI: When
trouble toucheth a man, He crieth unto Us (in all postures)- lying down on his
side, or sitting, or standing. But when We have solved his trouble, he passeth
on his way as if he had never cried to Us for a trouble that touched him! thus
do the deeds of transgressors seem fair in their eyes!
PICKTHAL: And if misfortune touch a man he crieth unto Us,
(while reclining) on his side, or sitting or standing, but when We have relieved
him of the misfortune he goeth his way as though he had not cried unto Us
because of a misfortune that afflicted him. Thus is what they do made (seeming)
fair unto the prodigal. SHAKIR: And when affliction touches
a man, he calls on Us, whether lying on his side or sitting or standing; but
when We remove his affliction from him, he passes on as though he had never
called on Us on account of an affliction that touched him; thus that which they
do is made fair-seeming to the extravagant.
Generations before you We destroyed when they did wrong: their messengers came
to them with clear-signs, but they would not believe! thus do We requite those
who sin! PICKTHAL: We destroyed the generations before you
when they did wrong; and their messengers (from Allah) came unto them with clear
proofs (of His Sovereignty) but they would not believe. Thus do We reward the
guilty folk. SHAKIR: And certainly We did destroy
generations before you when they were unjust, and their messengers had come to
them with clear arguments, and they would not believe; thus do We recompense the
010.014 YUSUFALI: Then We
made you heirs in the land after them, to see how ye would behave!
PICKTHAL: Then We appointed you viceroys in the earth after
them, that We might see how ye behave. SHAKIR: Then We made
you successors in the land after them so that We may see how you act.
010.015 YUSUFALI: But when
Our Clear Signs are rehearsed unto them, those who rest not their hope on their
meeting with Us, Say: "Bring us a reading other than this, or change this," Say:
"It is not for me, of my own accord, to change it: I follow naught but what is
revealed unto me: if I were to disobey my Lord, I should myself fear the penalty
of a Great Day (to come)." PICKTHAL: And when Our clear
revelations are recited unto them, they who look not for the meeting with Us
say: Bring a Lecture other than this, or change it. Say (O Muhammad): It is not
for me to change it of my accord. I only follow that which is inspired in me.
Lo! if I disobey my Lord I fear the retribution of an awful Day.
SHAKIR: And when Our clear communications are recited to
them, those who hope not for Our meeting say: Bring a Quran other than this or
change it. Say: It does not beseem me that I should change it of myself; I
follow naught but what is revealed to me; surely I fear, if I disobey my Lord,
the punishment of a mighty day.
010.016 YUSUFALI: Say: "If
Allah had so willed, I should not have rehearsed it to you, nor would He have
made it known to you. A whole life-time before this have I tarried amongst you:
will ye not then understand?" PICKTHAL: Say: If Allah had
so willed I should not have recited it to you nor would He have made it known to
you. I dwelt among you a whole lifetime before it (came to me). Have ye then no
sense? SHAKIR: Say: If Allah had desired (otherwise) I
would not have recited it to you, nor would He have taught it to you; indeed I
have lived a lifetime among you before it; do you not then understand?
010.017 YUSUFALI: Who doth
more wrong than such as forge a lie against Allah, or deny His Signs? But never
will prosper those who sin. PICKTHAL: Who doeth greater
wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah and denieth His revelations?
Lo! the guilty never are successful. SHAKIR: Who is then
more unjust than who forges a lie against Allah or (who) gives the lie to His
communications? Surely the guilty shall not be successful.
010.018 YUSUFALI: They
serve, besides Allah, things that hurt them not nor profit them, and they say:
"These are our intercessors with Allah." Say: "Do ye indeed inform Allah of
something He knows not, in the heavens or on earth?- Glory to Him! and far is He
above the partners they ascribe (to Him)!" PICKTHAL: They
worship beside Allah that which neither hurteth them nor profiteth them, and
they say: These are our intercessors with Allah. Say: Would ye inform Allah of
(something) that He knoweth not in the heavens or in the earth? Praised be He
and High Exalted above all that ye associate (with Him)!
SHAKIR: And they serve beside Allah what can neither harm
them nor profit them, and they say: These are our intercessors with Allah. Say:
Do you (presume to) inform Allah of what He knows not in the heavens and the
earth? Glory be to Him, and supremely exalted is He above what they set up (with
010.019 YUSUFALI: Mankind
was but one nation, but differed (later). Had it not been for a word that went
forth before from thy Lord, their differences would have been settled between
them. PICKTHAL: Mankind were but one community; then they
differed; and had it not been for a word that had already gone forth from thy
Lord it had been judged between them in respect of that wherein they differ.
SHAKIR: And people are naught but a single nation, so they
disagree; and had not a word already gone forth from your Lord, the matter would
have certainly been decided between them in respect of that concerning which
010.020 YUSUFALI: They say:
"Why is not a sign sent down to him from his Lord?" Say: "The Unseen is only for
Allah (to know), then wait ye: I too will wait with you."
PICKTHAL: And they will say: If only a portent were sent
down upon him from his Lord! Then say, (O Muhammad): The Unseen belongeth to
Allah. So wait! Lo! I am waiting with you. SHAKIR: And they
say: Why is not a sign sent to him from his Lord? Say: The unseen is only for
Allah; therefore wait-- surely I too, with you am of those who wait.
010.021 YUSUFALI: When We
make mankind taste of some mercy after adversity hath touched them, behold! they
take to plotting against Our Signs! Say: "Swifter to plan is Allah!" Verily, Our
messengers record all the plots that ye make! PICKTHAL: And
when We cause mankind to taste of mercy after some adversity which had afflicted
them, behold! they have some plot against Our revelations. Say: Allah is more
swift in plotting. Lo! Our messengers write down that which ye plot.
SHAKIR: And when We make people taste of mercy after an
affliction touches them, lo ! they devise plans against Our communication. Say:
Allah is quicker to plan; surely Our messengers write down what you plan.
010.022 YUSUFALI: He it is
Who enableth you to traverse through land and sea; so that ye even board ships;-
they sail with them with a favourable wind, and they rejoice thereat; then comes
a stormy wind and the waves come to them from all sides, and they think they are
being overwhelmed: they cry unto Allah, sincerely offering (their) duty unto Him
saying, "If thou dost deliver us from this, we shall truly show our gratitude!"
PICKTHAL: He it is Who maketh you to go on the land and the
sea till, when ye are in the ships and they sail with them with a fair breeze
and they are glad therein, a storm-wind reacheth them and the wave cometh unto
them from every side and they deem that they are overwhelmed therein; (then)
they cry unto Allah, making their faith pure for Him only: If Thou deliver us
from this, we truly will be of the thankful. SHAKIR: He it
is Who makes you travel by land and sea; until when you are in the ships, and
they sail on with them in a pleasant breeze, and they rejoice, a violent wind
overtakes them and the billows surge in on them from all sides, and they become
certain that they are encompassed about, they pray to Allah, being sincere to
Him in obedience: If Thou dost deliver us from this, we will most certainly be
of the grateful ones.
010.023 YUSUFALI: But when
he delivereth them, behold! they transgress insolently through the earth in
defiance of right! O mankind! your insolence is against your own souls,- an
enjoyment of the life of the present: in the end, to Us is your return, and We
shall show you the truth of all that ye did. PICKTHAL: Yet
when He hath delivered them, behold! they rebel in the earth wrongfully. O
mankind! Your rebellion is only against yourselves. (Ye have) enjoyment of the
life of the world; then unto Us is your return and We shall proclaim unto you
what ye used to do. SHAKIR: But when He delivers them, lo!
they are unjustly rebellious in the earth. O men! your rebellion is against your
own souls-- provision (only) of this world's life-- then to Us shall be your
return, so We will inform you of what you did.
010.024 YUSUFALI: The
likeness of the life of the present is as the rain which We send down from the
skies: by its mingling arises the produce of the earth- which provides food for
men and animals: (It grows) till the earth is clad with its golden ornaments and
is decked out (in beauty): the people to whom it belongs think they have all
powers of disposal over it: There reaches it Our command by night or by day, and
We make it like a harvest clean-mown, as if it had not flourished only the day
before! thus do We explain the Signs in detail for those who reflect.
PICKTHAL: The similitude of the life of the world is only
as water which We send down from the sky, then the earth's growth of that which
men and cattle eat mingleth with it till, when the earth hath taken on her
ornaments and is embellished, and her people deem that they are masters of her,
Our commandment cometh by night or by day and We make it as reaped corn as if it
had not flourished yesterday. Thus do we expound the revelations for people who
reflect. SHAKIR: The likeness of this world's life is only
as water which We send down from the cloud, then the herbage of the earth of
which men and cattle eat grows luxuriantly thereby, until when the earth puts on
its golden raiment and it becomes garnished, and its people think that they have
power over it, Our command comes to it, by night or by day, so We render it as
reaped seed; produce, as though it had not been in existence yesterday; thus do
We make clear the communications for a people who reflect.
010.025 YUSUFALI: But Allah
doth call to the Home of Peace: He doth guide whom He pleaseth to a way that is
straight. PICKTHAL: And Allah summoneth to the abode of
peace, and leadeth whom He will to a straight path. SHAKIR:
And Allah invites to the abode of peace and guides whom He pleases into the
010.026 YUSUFALI: To those
who do right is a goodly (reward)- Yea, more (than in measure)! No darkness nor
shame shall cover their faces! they are companions of the garden; they will
abide therein (for aye)! PICKTHAL: For those who do good is
the best (reward) and more (thereto). Neither dust nor ignominy cometh near
their faces. Such are rightful owners of the Garden; they will abide therein.
SHAKIR: For those who do good is good (reward) and more
(than this); and blackness or ignominy shall not cover their faces; these are
the dwellers of the garden; in it they shall abide.
010.027 YUSUFALI: But those
who have earned evil will have a reward of like evil: ignominy will cover their
(faces): No defender will they have from (the wrath of) Allah: Their faces will
be covered, as it were, with pieces from the depth of the darkness of night:
they are companions of the Fire: they will abide therein (for aye)!
PICKTHAL: And those who earn ill-deeds, (for them) requital
of each ill-deed by the like thereof; and ignominy overtaketh them - They have
no protector from Allah - as if their faces had been covered with a cloak of
darkest night. Such are rightful owners of the Fire; they will abide therein.
SHAKIR: And (as for) those who have earned evil, the
punishment of an evil is the like of it, and abasement shall come upon them--
they shall have none to protect them from Allah-- as if their faces had been
covered with slices of the dense darkness of night; these are the inmates of the
fire; in it they shall abide.
010.028 YUSUFALI: One day
shall We gather them all together. Then shall We say to those who joined gods
(with Us): "To your place! ye and those ye joined as 'partners' We shall
separate them, and their "Partners" shall say: "It was not us that ye
worshipped! PICKTHAL: On the day when We gather them all
together, then We say unto those who ascribed partners (unto Us): Stand back, ye
and your (pretended) partners (of Allah)! And We separate them, the one from the
other, and their (pretended) partners say: It was not us ye worshipped.
SHAKIR: And on the day when We will gather them all
together, then We will say to those who associated others (with Allah): Keep
where you are, you and your associates; then We shall separate them widely one
from another and their associates would say: It was not us that you served:
010.029 YUSUFALI: "Enough
is Allah for a witness between us and you: we certainly knew nothing of your
worship of us!" PICKTHAL: Allah sufficeth as a witness
between us and you, that we were unaware of your worship.
SHAKIR: Therefore Allah is sufficient as a witness between
us and you that we were quite unaware of your serving (us).
010.030 YUSUFALI: There
will every soul prove (the fruits of) the deeds it sent before: they will be
brought back to Allah their rightful Lord, and their invented falsehoods will
leave them in the lurch. PICKTHAL: There doth every soul
experience that which it did aforetime, and they are returned unto Allah, their
rightful Lord, and that which they used to invent hath failed them.
SHAKIR: There shall every soul become acquainted with what
it sent before, and they shall be brought back to Allah, their true Patron, and
what they devised shall escape from them.
010.031 YUSUFALI: Say: "Who
is it that sustains you (in life) from the sky and from the earth? or who is it
that has power over hearing and sight? And who is it that brings out the living
from the dead and the dead from the living? and who is it that rules and
regulates all affairs?" They will soon say, "Allah". Say, "will ye not then show
piety (to Him)?" PICKTHAL: Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Who
provideth for you from the sky and the earth, or Who owneth hearing and sight;
and Who bringeth forth the living from the dead and bringeth forth the dead from
the living; and Who directeth the course? They will say: Allah. Then say: Will
ye not then keep your duty (unto Him)? SHAKIR: Say: Who
gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth? Or Who controls the hearing
and the sight? And Who brings forth the living from the dead, and brings forth
the dead from the living? And Who regulates the affairs? Then they will say:
Allah. Say then: Will you not then guard (against evil)?
010.032 YUSUFALI: Such is
Allah, your real Cherisher and Sustainer: apart from truth, what (remains) but
error? How then are ye turned away? PICKTHAL: Such then is
Allah, your rightful Lord. After the Truth what is there saving error? How then
are ye turned away! SHAKIR: This then is Allah, your true
Lord; and what is there after the truth but error; how are you then turned back?
010.033 YUSUFALI: Thus is
the word of thy Lord proved true against those who rebel: Verily they will not
believe. PICKTHAL: Thus is the Word of thy Lord justified
concerning those who do wrong: that they believe not.
SHAKIR: Thus does the word of your Lord prove true against
those who transgress that they do not believe.
010.034 YUSUFALI: Say: "Of
your 'partners', can any originate creation and repeat it?" Say: "It is Allah
Who originates creation and repeats it: then how are ye deluded away (from the
truth)?" PICKTHAL: Say: Is there of your partners (whom ye
ascribe unto Allah) one that produceth Creation and then reproduceth it? Say:
Allah produceth Creation, then reproduceth it. How then, are ye misled!
SHAKIR: Say: Is there any one among your associates who can
bring into existence the creation in the first instance, then reproduce it? Say:
Allah brings the creation into existence, then He reproduces it; how are you
then turned away?
010.035 YUSUFALI: Say: "Of
your 'partners' is there any that can give any guidance towards truth?" Say: "It
is Allah Who gives guidance towards truth, is then He Who gives guidance to
truth more worthy to be followed, or he who finds not guidance (himself) unless
he is guided? what then is the matter with you? How judge ye?"
PICKTHAL: Say: Is there of your partners (whom ye ascribe
unto Allah) one that leadeth to the Truth? Say: Allah leadeth to the Truth. Is
He Who leadeth to the Truth more deserving that He should be followed, or he who
findeth not the way unless he (himself) be guided. What aileth you? How judge
ye? SHAKIR: Say: Is there any of your associates who guides
to the truth? Say: Allah guides to the truth. Is He then Who guides to the truth
more worthy to be followed, or he who himself does not go aright unless he is
guided? What then is the matter with you; how do you judge?
010.036 YUSUFALI: But most
of them follow nothing but fancy: truly fancy can be of no avail against truth.
Verily Allah is well aware of all that they do. PICKTHAL:
Most of them follow not but conjecture. Assuredly conjecture can by no means
take the place of truth. Lo! Allah is Aware of what they do.
SHAKIR: And most of them do not follow (anything) but
conjecture; surely conjecture will not avail aught against the truth; surely
Allah is cognizant of what they do.
010.037 YUSUFALI: This
Qur'an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah; on the contrary it is
a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of
the Book - wherein there is no doubt - from the Lord of the worlds.
PICKTHAL: And this Qur'an is not such as could ever be
invented in despite of Allah; but it is a confirmation of that which was before
it and an exposition of that which is decreed for mankind - Therein is no doubt
- from the Lord of the Worlds. SHAKIR: And this Quran is
not such as could be forged by those besides Allah, but it is a verification of
that which is before it and a clear explanation of the book, there is no doubt
in it, from the Lord of the worlds.
010.038 YUSUFALI: Or do
they say, "He forged it"? say: "Bring then a Sura like unto it, and call (to
your aid) anyone you can besides Allah, if it be ye speak the truth!"
PICKTHAL: Or say they: He hath invented it? Say: Then bring
a surah like unto it, and call (for help) on all ye can besides Allah, if ye are
truthful. SHAKIR: Or do they say: He has forged it? Say:
Then bring a chapter like this and invite whom you can besides Allah, if you are
010.039 YUSUFALI: Nay, they
charge with falsehood that whose knowledge they cannot compass, even before the
elucidation thereof hath reached them: thus did those before them make charges
of falsehood: but see what was the end of those who did wrong!
PICKTHAL: Nay, but they denied that, the knowledge whereof
they could not compass, and whereof the interpretation (in events) hath not yet
come unto them. Even so did those before them deny. Then see what was the
consequence for the wrong-doers! SHAKIR: Nay, they reject
that of which they have no comprehensive knowledge, and the final sequel of it
has not yet come to them; even thus did those before them reject (the truth);
see then what was the end of the unjust.
010.040 YUSUFALI: Of them
there are some who believe therein, and some who do not: and thy Lord knoweth
best those who are out for mischief. PICKTHAL: And of them
is he who believeth therein, and of them is he who believeth not therein, and
thy Lord is Best Aware of the corrupters. SHAKIR: And of
them is he who believes in it, and of them is he who does not believe in it, and
your Lord best knows the mischief-makers.
010.041 YUSUFALI: If they
charge thee with falsehood, say: "My work to me, and yours to you! ye are free
from responsibility for what I do, and I for what ye do!"
PICKTHAL: And if they deny thee, say: Unto me my work, and
unto you your work. Ye are innocent of what I do, and I am innocent of what ye
do. SHAKIR: And if they call you a liar, say: My work is
for me and your work for you; you are clear of what I do and I am clear of what
010.042 YUSUFALI: Among
them are some who (pretend to) listen to thee: But canst thou make the deaf to
hear,- even though they are without understanding?
PICKTHAL: And of them are some who listen unto thee. But
canst thou make the deaf to hear even though they apprehend not?
SHAKIR: And there are those of them who hear you, but can
you make the deaf to hear though they will not understand?
010.043 YUSUFALI: And among
them are some who look at thee: but canst thou guide the blind,- even though
they will not see? PICKTHAL: And of them is he who looketh
toward thee. But canst thou guide the blind even though they see not?
SHAKIR: And there are those of them who look at you, but
can you show the way to the blind though they will not see?
010.044 YUSUFALI: Verily
Allah will not deal unjustly with man in aught: It is man that wrongs his own
soul. PICKTHAL: Lo! Allah wrongeth not mankind in aught;
but mankind wrong themselves. SHAKIR: Surely Allah does not
do any injustice to men, but men are unjust to themselves.
010.045 YUSUFALI: One day
He will gather them together: (It will be) as if they had tarried but an hour of
a day: they will recognise each other: assuredly those will be lost who denied
the meeting with Allah and refused to receive true guidance.
PICKTHAL: And on the day when He shall gather them
together, (when it will seem) as though they had tarried but an hour of the day,
recognising one another, those will verily have perished who denied the meeting
with Allah and were not guided. SHAKIR: And on the day when
He will gather them as though they had not stayed but an hour of the day, they
will know each other. They will perish indeed who called the meeting with Allah
to be a lie, and they are not followers of the right direction.
010.046 YUSUFALI: Whether
We show thee (realised in thy life-time) some part of what We promise them,- or
We take thy soul (to Our Mercy) (Before that),- in any case, to Us is their
return: ultimately Allah is witness, to all that they do.
PICKTHAL: Whether We let thee (O Muhammad) behold something
of that which We promise them or (whether We) cause thee to die, still unto Us
is their return, and Allah, moreover, is Witness over what they do.
SHAKIR: And if We show you something of what We threaten
them with, or cause you to die, yet to Us is their return, and Allah is the
bearer of witness to what they do.
010.047 YUSUFALI: To every
people (was sent) a messenger: when their messenger comes (before them), the
matter will be judged between them with justice, and they will not be wronged.
PICKTHAL: And for every nation there is a messenger. And
when their messenger cometh (on the Day of Judgment) it will be judged between
them fairly, and they will not be wronged. SHAKIR: And
every nation had a messenger; so when their messenger came, the matter was
decided between them with justice and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.
010.048 YUSUFALI: They say:
"When will this promise come to pass,- if ye speak the truth?"
PICKTHAL: And they say: When will this promise be
fulfilled, if ye are truthful? SHAKIR: And they say: When
will this threat come about, if you are truthful?
010.049 YUSUFALI: Say: "I
have no power over any harm or profit to myself except as Allah willeth. To
every people is a term appointed: when their term is reached, not an hour can
they cause delay, nor (an hour) can they advance (it in anticipation)."
PICKTHAL: Say: I have no power to hurt or benefit myself,
save that which Allah willeth. For every nation there is an appointed time. When
their time cometh, then they cannot put it off an hour, nor hasten (it).
SHAKIR: Say: I do not control for myself any harm, or any
benefit except what Allah pleases; every nation has a term; when their term
comes, they shall not then remain behind for an hour, nor can they go before
010.050 YUSUFALI: Say: "Do
ye see,- if His punishment should come to you by night or by day,- what portion
of it would the sinners wish to hasten? PICKTHAL: Say: Have
ye thought: When His doom cometh unto you as a raid by night, or in the (busy)
day; what is there of it that the guilty ones desire to hasten?
SHAKIR: Say: Tell me if His punishment overtakes you by
night or by day! what then is there of it that the guilty would hasten on?
010.051 YUSUFALI: "Would ye
then believe in it at last, when it actually cometh to pass? (It will then be
said): 'Ah! now? and ye wanted (aforetime) to hasten it on!'
PICKTHAL: Is it (only) then, when it hath befallen you,
that ye will believe? What! (Believe) now, when (until now) ye have been
hastening it on (through disbelief)? SHAKIR: And when it
comes to pass, will you believe in it? What! now (you believe), and already you
wished to have it hastened on.
010.052 YUSUFALI: "At
length will be said to the wrong-doers: 'Taste ye the enduring punishment! ye
get but the recompense of what ye earned!'" PICKTHAL: Then
will it be said unto those who dealt unjustly Taste the torment of eternity. Are
ye requited aught save what ye used to earn? SHAKIR: Then
it shall be said to those who were unjust: Taste abiding chastisement; you are
not requited except for what you earned.
010.053 YUSUFALI: They seek
to be informed by thee: "Is that true?" Say: "Aye! by my Lord! it is the very
truth! and ye cannot frustrate it!" PICKTHAL: And they ask
thee to inform them (saying): Is it true? Say: Yea, by my Lord, verily it is
true, and ye cannot escape. SHAKIR: And they ask you: Is
that true? Say: Aye! by my Lord! it is most surely the truth, and you will not
010.054 YUSUFALI: Every
soul that hath sinned, if it possessed all that is on earth, would fain give it
in ransom: They would declare (their) repentance when they see the penalty: but
the judgment between them will be with justice, and no wrong will be done unto
them. PICKTHAL: And if each soul that doeth wrong had all
that is in the earth it would seek to ransom itself therewith; and they will
feel remorse within them, when they see the doom. But it hath been judged
between them fairly and they are not wronged. SHAKIR: And
if every soul that has done injustice had all that is in the earth, it would
offer it for ransom, and they will manifest regret when they see the
chastisement and the matter shall be decided between them with justice and they
shall not be dealt with unjustly.
010.055 YUSUFALI: Is it not
(the case) that to Allah belongeth whatever is in the heavens and on earth? Is
it not (the case) that Allah's promise is assuredly true? Yet most of them
understand not. PICKTHAL: Lo! verily all that is in the
heavens and the earth is Allah's. Lo! verily Allah's promise is true. But most
of them know not. SHAKIR: Now surely Allah's is what is in
the heavens and the earth; now surely Allah's promise is true, but most of them
do not know.
010.056 YUSUFALI: It is He
Who giveth life and who taketh it, and to Him shall ye all be brought back.
PICKTHAL: He quickeneth and giveth death, and unto Him ye
will be returned. SHAKIR: He gives life and causes death,
and to Him you shall be brought back.
010.057 YUSUFALI: O
mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the
(diseases) in your hearts,- and for those who believe, a guidance and a Mercy.
PICKTHAL: O mankind! There hath come unto you an
exhortation from your Lord, a balm for that which is in the breasts, a guidance
and a mercy for believers. SHAKIR: O men! there has come to
you indeed an admonition from your Lord and a healing for what is in the breasts
and a guidance and a mercy for the believers.
010.058 YUSUFALI: Say: "In
the bounty of Allah. And in His Mercy,- in that let them rejoice": that is
better than the (wealth) they hoard. PICKTHAL: Say: In the
bounty of Allah and in His mercy: therein let them rejoice. It is better than
what they hoard. SHAKIR: Say: In the grace of Allah and in
His mercy-- in that they should rejoice; it is better than that which they
010.059 YUSUFALI: Say: "See
ye what things Allah hath sent down to you for sustenance? Yet ye hold forbidden
some things thereof and (some things) lawful." Say: "Hath Allah indeed permitted
you, or do ye invent (things) to attribute to Allah?"
PICKTHAL: Say: Have ye considered what provision Allah hath
sent down for you, how ye have made of it lawful and unlawful? Hath Allah
permitted you, or do ye invent a lie concerning Allah?
SHAKIR: Say: Tell me what Allah has sent down for you of
sustenance, then you make (a part) of it unlawful and (a part) lawful. Say: Has
Allah commanded you, or do you forge a lie against Allah?
010.060 YUSUFALI: And what
think those who invent lies against Allah, of the Day of Judgment? Verily Allah
is full of bounty to mankind, but most of them are ungrateful.
PICKTHAL: And what think those who invent a lie concerning
Allah (will be their plight) upon the Day of Resurrection? Lo! Allah truly is
Bountiful toward mankind, but most of them give not thanks.
SHAKIR: And what will be the thought of those who forge
lies against Allah on the day of resurrection? Most surely Allah is the Lord of
grace towards men, but most of them do not give thanks.
010.061 YUSUFALI: In
whatever business thou mayest be, and whatever portion thou mayest be reciting
from the Qur'an,- and whatever deed ye (mankind) may be doing,- We are witnesses
thereof when ye are deeply engrossed therein. Nor is hidden from thy Lord (so
much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in heaven. And not the least and
not the greatest of these things but are recorded in a clear record.
PICKTHAL: And thou (Muhammad) art not occupied with any
business and thou recitest not a Lecture from this (Scripture), and ye (mankind)
perform no act, but We are Witness of you when ye are engaged therein. And not
an atom's weight in the earth or in the sky escapeth your Lord, nor what is less
than that or greater than that, but it is (written) in a clear Book.
SHAKIR: And you are not (engaged) in any affair, nor do you
recite concerning it any portion of the Quran, nor do you do any work but We are
witnesses over you when you enter into it, and there does not lie concealed from
your Lord the weight of an atom in the earth or in the heaven, nor any thing
less than that nor greater, but it is in a clear book.
010.062 YUSUFALI: Behold!
verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve;
PICKTHAL: Lo! verily the friends of Allah are (those) on
whom fear (cometh) not, nor do they grieve? SHAKIR: Now
surely the friends of Allah-- they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve.
010.063 YUSUFALI: Those who
believe and (constantly) guard against evil;- PICKTHAL:
Those who believe and keep their duty (to Allah). SHAKIR:
Those who believe and guarded (against evil):
010.064 YUSUFALI: For them
are glad tidings, in the life of the present and in the Hereafter; no change can
there be in the words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme felicity.
PICKTHAL: Theirs are good tidings in the life of the world
and in the Hereafter - There is no changing the Words of Allah - that is the
Supreme Triumph. SHAKIR: They shall have good news in this
world's life and in the hereafter; there is no changing the words of Allah; that
is the mighty achievement.
010.065 YUSUFALI: Let not
their speech grieve thee: for all power and honour belong to Allah: It is He Who
heareth and knoweth (all things). PICKTHAL: And let not
their speech grieve thee (O Muhammad). Lo! power belongeth wholly to Allah. He
is the Hearer, the Knower. SHAKIR: And let not their speech
grieve you; surely might is wholly Allah's; He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
010.066 YUSUFALI: Behold!
verily to Allah belong all creatures, in the heavens and on earth. What do they
follow who worship as His "partners" other than Allah? They follow nothing but
fancy, and they do nothing but lie. PICKTHAL: Lo! is it not
unto Allah that belongeth whosoever is in the heavens and whosoever is in the
earth? Those who follow aught instead of Allah follow not (His) partners. They
follow only a conjecture, and they do but guess. SHAKIR:
Now, surely, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is Allah's;
and they do not (really) follow any associates, who call on others besides
Allah; they do not follow (anything) but conjectures, and they only lie.
010.067 YUSUFALI: He it is
That hath made you the night that ye may rest therein, and the day to make
things visible (to you). Verily in this are signs for those who listen (to His
Message). PICKTHAL: He it is Who hath appointed for you the
night that ye should rest therein and the day giving sight. Lo! herein verily
are portents for a folk that heed. SHAKIR: He it is Who
made for you the night that you might rest in it, and the day giving light; most
surely there are signs in it for a people who would hear.
010.068 YUSUFALI: They say:
"Allah hath begotten a son!" - Glory be to Him! He is self-sufficient! His are
all things in the heavens and on earth! No warrant have ye for this! say ye
about Allah what ye know not? PICKTHAL: They say: Allah
hath taken (unto Him) a son - Glorified be He! He hath no needs! His is all that
is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. Ye have no warrant for this.
Tell ye concerning Allah that which ye know not? SHAKIR:
They say: Allah has taken a son (to Himself)! Glory be to Him: He is the
Self-sufficient: His is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth; you
have no authority for this; do you say against Allah what you do not know?
010.069 YUSUFALI: Say:
"Those who invent a lie against Allah will never prosper."
PICKTHAL: Say: Verily those who invent a lie concerning
Allah will not succeed. SHAKIR: Say: Those who forge a lie
against Allah shall not be successful.
010.070 YUSUFALI: A little
enjoyment in this world!- and then, to Us will be their return, then shall We
make them taste the severest penalty for their blasphemies.
PICKTHAL: This world's portion (will be theirs), then unto
Us is their return. Then We make them taste a dreadful doom because they used to
disbelieve. SHAKIR: (It is only) a provision in this world,
then to Us shall be their return; then We shall make them taste severe
punishment because they disbelieved.
010.071 YUSUFALI: Relate to
them the story of Noah. Behold! he said to his people: "O my people, if it be
hard on your (mind) that I should stay (with you) and commemorate the signs of
Allah,- yet I put my trust in Allah. Get ye then an agreement about your plan
and among your partners, so your plan be on to you dark and dubious. Then pass
your sentence on me, and give me no respite. PICKTHAL:
Recite unto them the story of Noah, when he told his people: O my people! If my
sojourn (here) and my reminding you by Allah's revelations are an offence unto
you, in Allah have I put my trust, so decide upon your course of action you and
your partners. Let not your course of action be in doubt for you. Then have at
me, give me no respite. SHAKIR: And recite to them the
story of Nuh when he said to his people: O my people! if my stay and my
reminding (you) by the communications of Allah is hard on you-- yet on Allah do
I rely-- then resolve upon your affair and (gather) your associates, then let
not your affair remain dubious to you, then have it executed against me and give
me no respite:
010.072 YUSUFALI: "But if
ye turn back, (consider): no reward have I asked of you: my reward is only due
from Allah, and I have been commanded to be of those who submit to Allah's will
(in Islam)." PICKTHAL: But if ye are averse I have asked of
you no wage. My wage is the concern of Allah only, and I am commanded to be of
those who surrender (unto Him). SHAKIR: But if you turn
back, I did not ask for any reward from you; my reward is only with Allah, and I
am commanded that I should be of those who submit.
010.073 YUSUFALI: They
rejected Him, but We delivered him, and those with him, in the Ark, and We made
them inherit (the earth), while We overwhelmed in the flood those who rejected
Our Signs. Then see what was the end of those who were warned (but heeded not)!
PICKTHAL: But they denied him, so We saved him and those
with him in the ship, and made them viceroys (in the earth), while We drowned
those who denied Our revelations. See then the nature of the consequence for
those who had been warned. SHAKIR: But they rejected him,
so We delivered him and those with him in the ark, and We made them rulers and
drowned those who rejected Our communications; see then what was the end of the
010.074 YUSUFALI: Then
after him We sent (many) messengers to their peoples: they brought them Clear
Signs, but they would not believe what they had already rejected beforehand.
Thus do We seal the hearts of the transgressors. PICKTHAL:
Then, after him, We sent messengers unto their folk, and they brought them clear
proofs. But they were not ready to believe in that which they before denied.
Thus print We on the hearts of the transgressors. SHAKIR:
Then did We raise up after him messengers to their people, so they came to them
with clear arguments, but they would not believe in what they had rejected
before; thus it is that We set seals upon the hearts of those who exceed the
010.075 YUSUFALI: Then
after them sent We Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his chiefs with Our Signs. But
they were arrogant: they were a people in sin. PICKTHAL:
Then, after them, We sent Moses and Aaron unto Pharaoh and his chiefs with Our
revelations, but they were arrogant and were a guilty folk.
SHAKIR: Then did We send up after them Musa and Haroun to
Firon and his chiefs with Our signs, but they showed pride and they were a
010.076 YUSUFALI: When the
Truth did come to them from Us, they said: "This is indeed evident sorcery!"
PICKTHAL: And when the Truth from Our presence came unto
them, they said: Lo! this is mere magic. SHAKIR: So when
the truth came to them from Us they said: This is most surely clear enchantment!
010.077 YUSUFALI: Said
Moses: "Say ye (this) about the truth when it hath (actually) reached you? Is
sorcery (like) this? But sorcerers will not prosper."
PICKTHAL: Moses said: Speak ye (so) of the Truth when it
hath come unto you? Is this magic? Now magicians thrive not.
SHAKIR: Musa said: Do you say (this) of the truth when it
has come to you? Is it magic? And the magicians are not successful.
010.078 YUSUFALI: They
said: "Hast thou come to us to turn us away from the ways we found our fathers
following,- in order that thou and thy brother may have greatness in the land?
But not we shall believe in you!" PICKTHAL: They said: Hast
thou come unto us to pervert us from that (faith) in which we found our fathers,
and that you two may own the place of greatness in the land? We will not believe
you two. SHAKIR: They said: Have you come to us to turn us
away from what we found our fathers upon, and (that) greatness in the land
should be for you two? And we are not going to believe in you.
010.079 YUSUFALI: Said
Pharaoh: "Bring me every sorcerer well versed." PICKTHAL:
And Pharaoh said: Bring every cunning wizard unto me.
SHAKIR: And Firon said: Bring to me every skillful
010.080 YUSUFALI: When the
sorcerers came, Moses said to them: "Throw ye what ye (wish) to throw!"
PICKTHAL: And when the wizards came, Moses said unto them:
Cast your cast! SHAKIR: And when the magicians came, Musa
said to them: Cast down what you have to cast.
010.081 YUSUFALI: When they
had had their throw, Moses said: "What ye have brought is sorcery: Allah will
surely make it of no effect: for Allah prospereth not the work of those who make
mischief. PICKTHAL: And when they had cast, Moses said:
That which ye have brought is magic. Lo! Allah will make it vain. Lo! Allah
upholdeth not the work of mischief-makers. SHAKIR: So when
they cast down, Musa said to them: What you have brought is deception; surely
Allah will make it naught; surely Allah does not make the work of
mischief-makers to thrive.
010.082 YUSUFALI: "And
Allah by His words doth prove and establish His truth, however much the sinners
may hate it!" PICKTHAL: And Allah will vindicate the Truth
by His words, however much the guilty be averse. SHAKIR:
And Allah will show the truth to be the truth by His words, though the guilty
may be averse (to it).
010.083 YUSUFALI: But none
believed in Moses except some children of his people, because of the fear of
Pharaoh and his chiefs, lest they should persecute them; and certainly Pharaoh
was mighty on the earth and one who transgressed all bounds.
PICKTHAL: But none trusted Moses, save some scions of his
people, (and they were) in fear of Pharaoh and their chiefs, that he would
persecute them. Lo! Pharaoh was verily a tyrant in the land, and lo! he verily
was of the wanton. SHAKIR: But none believed in Musa except
the offspring of his people, on account of the fear of Firon and their chiefs,
lest he should persecute them; and most surely Firon was lofty in the land; and
most surely he was of the extravagant.
010.084 YUSUFALI: Moses
said: "O my people! If ye do (really) believe in Allah, then in Him put your
trust if ye submit (your will to His)." PICKTHAL: And Moses
said: O my people! If ye have believed in Allah then put trust in Him, if ye
have indeed surrendered (unto Him)! SHAKIR: And Musa said:
O my people! if you believe in Allah, then rely on Him (alone) if you submit (to
010.085 YUSUFALI: They
said: "In Allah do we put out trust. Our Lord! make us not a trial for those who
practise oppression; PICKTHAL: They said: In Allah we put
trust. Our Lord! Oh, make us not a lure for the wrongdoing folk;
SHAKIR: So they said: On Allah we rely: O our Lord! make us
not subject to the persecution of the unjust people:
010.086 YUSUFALI: "And
deliver us by Thy Mercy from those who reject (Thee)."
PICKTHAL: And, of Thy mercy, save us from the folk that
disbelieve. SHAKIR: And do Thou deliver us by Thy mercy
from the unbelieving people.
010.087 YUSUFALI: We
inspired Moses and his brother with this Message: "Provide dwellings for your
people in Egypt, make your dwellings into places of worship, and establish
regular prayers: and give glad tidings to those who believe!"
PICKTHAL: And We inspired Moses and his brother, (saying):
Appoint houses for your people in Egypt and make your houses oratories, and
establish worship. And give good news to the believers.
SHAKIR: And We revealed to Musa and his brother, saying:
Take for your people houses to abide in Egypt and make your houses places of
worship and keep up prayer and give good news to the believers.
010.088 YUSUFALI: Moses
prayed: "Our Lord! Thou hast indeed bestowed on Pharaoh and his chiefs splendour
and wealth in the life of the present, and so, Our Lord, they mislead (men) from
Thy Path. Deface, our Lord, the features of their wealth, and send hardness to
their hearts, so they will not believe until they see the grievous penalty."
PICKTHAL: And Moses said: Our Lord! Lo! Thou hast given
Pharaoh and his chiefs splendour and riches in the life of the world, Our Lord!
that they may lead men astray from Thy way. Our Lord! Destroy their riches and
harden their hearts so that they believe not till they see the painful doom.
SHAKIR: And Musa said: Our Lord! surely Thou hast given to
Firon and his chiefs finery and riches in this world's life, to this end, our
Lord, that they lead (people) astray from Thy way: Our Lord! destroy their
riches and harden their hearts so that they believe not until they see the
010.089 YUSUFALI: Allah
said: "Accepted is your prayer (O Moses and Aaron)! So stand ye straight, and
follow not the path of those who know not." PICKTHAL: He
said: Your prayer is heard. Do ye twain keep to the straight path, and follow
not the road of those who have no knowledge. SHAKIR: He
said: The prayer of you both has indeed been accepted, therefore continue in the
right way and do not follow the path of those who do not know.
010.090 YUSUFALI: We took
the Children of Israel across the sea: Pharaoh and his hosts followed them in
insolence and spite. At length, when overwhelmed with the flood, he said: "I
believe that there is no god except Him Whom the Children of Israel believe in:
I am of those who submit (to Allah in Islam)." PICKTHAL:
And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea, and Pharaoh with his hosts
pursued them in rebellion and transgression, till, when the (fate of) drowning
overtook him, he exclaimed: I believe that there is no Allah save Him in Whom
the Children of Israel believe, and I am of those who surrender (unto Him).
SHAKIR: And We made the children of Israel to pass through
the sea, then Firon and his hosts followed them for oppression and tyranny;
until when drowning overtook him, he said: I believe that there is no god but He
in Whom the children of Israel believe and I am of those who submit.
010.091 YUSUFALI: (It was
said to him): "Ah now!- But a little while before, wast thou in rebellion!- and
thou didst mischief (and violence)! PICKTHAL: What! Now!
When hitherto thou hast rebelled and been of the wrong-doers?
SHAKIR: What! now! and indeed you disobeyed before and you
were of the mischief-makers.
010.092 YUSUFALI: "This day
shall We save thee in the body, that thou mayest be a sign to those who come
after thee! but verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!"
PICKTHAL: But this day We save thee in thy body that thou
mayst be a portent for those after thee. Lo! most of mankind are heedless of Our
portents. SHAKIR: But We will this day deliver you with
your body that you may be a sign to those after you, and most surely the
majority of the people are heedless to Our communications.
010.093 YUSUFALI: We
settled the Children of Israel in a beautiful dwelling-place, and provided for
them sustenance of the best: it was after knowledge had been granted to them,
that they fell into schisms. Verily Allah will judge between them as to the
schisms amongst them, on the Day of Judgment. PICKTHAL: And
We verily did allot unto the Children of Israel a fixed abode, and did provide
them with good things; and they differed not until the knowledge came unto them.
Lo! thy Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that
wherein they used to differ. SHAKIR: And certainly We
lodged the children of Israel in a goodly abode and We provided them with good
things; but they did not disagree until the knowledge had come to them; surely
your Lord will judge between them on the resurrection day concerning that in
which they disagreed.
010.094 YUSUFALI: If thou
wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have
been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee from
thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt. PICKTHAL: And
if thou (Muhammad) art in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto thee, then
question those who read the Scripture (that was) before thee. Verily the Truth
from thy Lord hath come unto thee. So be not thou of the waverers.
SHAKIR: But if you are in doubt as to what We have revealed
to you, ask those who read the Book before you; certainly the truth has come to
you from your Lord, therefore you should not be of the disputers.
010.095 YUSUFALI: Nor be of
those who reject the signs of Allah, or thou shalt be of those who perish.
PICKTHAL: And be not thou of those who deny the revelations
of Allah, for then wert thou of the losers. SHAKIR: And you
should not be of those who reject the communications of Allah, (for) then you
should be one of the losers.
010.096 YUSUFALI: Those
against whom the word of thy Lord hath been verified would not believe-
PICKTHAL: Lo! those for whom the word of thy Lord
(concerning sinners) hath effect will not believe, SHAKIR:
Surely those against whom the word of your Lord has proved true will not
010.097 YUSUFALI: Even if
every Sign was brought unto them,- until they see (for themselves) the penalty
grievous. PICKTHAL: Though every token come unto them, till
they see the painful doom. SHAKIR: Though every sign should
come to them, until they witness the painful chastisement.
010.098 YUSUFALI: Why was
there not a single township (among those We warned), which believed,- so its
faith should have profited it,- except the people of Jonah? When they believed,
We removed from them the penalty of ignominy in the life of the present, and
permitted them to enjoy (their life) for a while. PICKTHAL:
If only there had been a community (of all those that were destroyed of old)
that believed and profited by its belief as did the folk of Jonah! When they
believed We drew off from them the torment of disgrace in the life of the world
and gave them comfort for a while. SHAKIR: And wherefore
was there not a town which should believe so that their belief should have
profited them but the people of Yunus? When they believed, We removed from them
the chastisement of disgrace in this world's life and We gave them provision
till a time.
010.099 YUSUFALI: If it had
been thy Lord's will, they would all have believed,- all who are on earth! wilt
thou then compel mankind, against their will, to believe!
PICKTHAL: And if thy Lord willed, all who are in the earth
would have believed together. Wouldst thou (Muhammad) compel men until they are
believers? SHAKIR: And if your Lord had pleased, surely all
those who are in the earth would have believed, all of them; will you then force
men till they become believers?
010.100 YUSUFALI: No soul
can believe, except by the will of Allah, and He will place doubt (or obscurity)
on those who will not understand. PICKTHAL: It is not for
any soul to believe save by the permission of Allah. He hath set uncleanness
upon those who have no sense. SHAKIR: And it is not for a
soul to believe except by Allah's permission; and He casts uncleanness on those
who will not understand.
010.101 YUSUFALI: Say:
"Behold all that is in the heavens and on earth"; but neither Signs nor Warners
profit those who believe not. PICKTHAL: Say: Behold what is
in the heavens and the earth! But revelations and warnings avail not folk who
will not believe. SHAKIR: Say: Consider what is it that is
in the heavens and the earth; and signs and warners do not avail a people who
would not believe.
010.102 YUSUFALI: Do they
then expect (any thing) but (what happened in) the days of the men who passed
away before them? Say: "Wait ye then: for I, too, will wait with you."
PICKTHAL: What expect they save the like of the days of
those who passed away before them? Say: Expect then! I am with you among the
expectant. SHAKIR: What do they wait for then but the like
of the days of those who passed away before them? Say: Wait then; surely I too
am with you of those who wait.
010.103 YUSUFALI: In the
end We deliver Our messengers and those who believe: Thus is it fitting on Our
part that We should deliver those who believe! PICKTHAL:
Then shall We save Our messengers and the believers, in like manner (as of old).
It is incumbent upon Us to save believers. SHAKIR: Then We
deliver Our messengers and those who believe-- even so (now), it is binding on
Us (that) We deliver the believers.
010.104 YUSUFALI: Say: "O
ye men! If ye are in doubt as to my religion, (behold!) I worship not what ye
worship, other than Allah! But I worship Allah - Who will take your souls (at
death): I am commanded to be (in the ranks) of the Believers,
PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad): O mankind! If ye are in doubt
of my religion, then (know that) I worship not those whom ye worship instead of
Allah, but I worship Allah Who causeth you to die, and I have been commanded to
be of the believers. SHAKIR: Say: O people! if you are in
doubt as to my religion, then (know that) I do not serve those whom you serve
besides Allah but I do serve Allah, Who will cause you to die, and I am
commanded that I should be of the believers.
010.105 YUSUFALI: "And
further (thus): 'set thy face towards religion with true piety, and never in any
wise be of the Unbelievers; PICKTHAL: And, (O Muhammad) set
thy purpose resolutely for religion, as a man by nature upright, and be not of
those who ascribe partners (to Allah). SHAKIR: And that you
should keep your course towards the religion uprightly; and you should not be of
010.106 YUSUFALI: "'Nor
call on any, other than Allah;- Such will neither profit thee nor hurt thee: if
thou dost, behold! thou shalt certainly be of those who do wrong.'"
PICKTHAL: And cry not, beside Allah, unto that which cannot
profit thee nor hurt thee, for if thou didst so then wert thou of the
wrong-doers. SHAKIR: And do not call besides Allah on that
which can neither benefit you nor harm you, for if you do then surely you will
in that case be of the unjust.
010.107 YUSUFALI: If Allah
do touch thee with hurt, there is none can remove it but He: if He do design
some benefit for thee, there is none can keep back His favour: He causeth it to
reach whomsoever of His servants He pleaseth. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most
Merciful. PICKTHAL: If Allah afflicteth thee with some
hurt, there is none who can remove it save Him; and if He desireth good for
thee, there is none who can repel His bounty. He striketh with it whom He will
of his bondmen. He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. SHAKIR:
And if Allah should afflict you with harm, then there is none to remove it but
He; and if He intends good to you there is none to repel His grace; He brings it
to whom He pleases of His servants; and He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
010.108 YUSUFALI: Say: "O
ye men! Now Truth hath reached you from your Lord! those who receive guidance,
do so for the good of their own souls; those who stray, do so to their own loss:
and I am not (set) over you to arrange your affairs."
PICKTHAL: Say: O mankind! Now hath the Truth from your Lord
come unto you. So whosoever is guided, is guided only for (the good of) his
soul, and whosoever erreth erreth only against it. And I am not a warder over
you. SHAKIR: Say: O people! indeed there has come to you
the truth from your Lord, therefore whoever goes aright, he goes aright only for
the good of his own soul, and whoever goes astray, he goes astray only to the
detriment of it, and I am not a custodian over you.
010.109 YUSUFALI: Follow
thou the inspiration sent unto thee, and be patient and constant, till Allah do
decide: for He is the best to decide. PICKTHAL: And (O
Muhammad) follow that which is inspired in thee, and forbear until Allah give
judgment. And He is the Best of Judges. SHAKIR: And follow
what is revealed to you and be patient till Allah should give judgment, and He
is the best of the judges.