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# (50) The Letter Qaf (Qaf)

Compared Translations of the meaning of the Quran - Sura 50
Qaf - The Letter Qaf
Total Verses: 45


Qaf 050:001

50:1 سورة ق بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم ٛــــ ق والقران المجيد


TransliterationQaf waalqur-ani almajeedi
LiteralK and the Koran , the most glorious/exalted .

Yusuf AliQaf: By the Glorious Qur'an (Thou art Allah's Messenger).
PickthalQaf. By the Glorious Qur'an,
Arberry Qaf. By the glorious Koran!
ShakirQaf. I swear by the glorious Quran (that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah)
SarwarBy Qaf and the glorious Quran, (you are the Messenger of God).
KhalifaQ., and the glorious Quran.
Hilali/KhanQaf. (These letters (Qaf, etc.) are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings). By the Glorious Quran.
H/K/SaheehQaf. By the honored Qurâ an…
MalikQaf. By the Glorious Qur’an (O Muhammad you are the Messenger of Allah).[1]
QXPQ. QAF. Qif! Stop and think! Qadir, the Omnipotent, presents this Glorious Qur'an as a witness to itself.
Maulana AliAlmighty (God)! By the glorious Qur’an!
Free MindsQ, and the Quran of glory.
Qaribullah Qaaf. By the Glorious Koran!

George SaleK. By the glorious Koran:
JM RodwellKaf.

AsadQaf. [Chronologically, the above is the second occurrence (after surah 68) of one of the disjointed letter-symbols which precede some of the Quranic surahs. For the theories relating to these symbols, see Appendix II. As regards my rendering of the adjurative particle wa which opens the next sentence as "Consider", see first half of note on 74:32, where this adjuration appears for the first time in the chronological order of revelation.]



Qaf 050:002

50:2 بل عجبوا ان جاءهم منذر منهم فقال الكافرون هذا شئ عجيب


TransliterationBal AAajiboo an jaahum munthirun minhum faqala alkafiroona hatha shay-on AAajeebun
LiteralBut they were wondering/astonished that (E) a warner/giver of notice came to them from them, so the disbelievers said: "That (is an) unusual (strange) thing."

Yusuf AliBut they wonder that there has come to them a Warner from among themselves. So the Unbelievers say: "This is a wonderful thing!
PickthalNay, but they marvel that a warner of their own hath come unto them; and the disbelievers say: This is a strange thing:
Arberry Nay, but they marvel that a warner has come to them from among them; and the unbelievers say, 'This is a marvellous thing!
ShakirNay! they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves, so the unbelievers say: This is a wonderful thing:
SarwarIn fact, it seems odd (to the pagans) that a warner from their own people has come to them. The disbelievers have said, "It is very strange
KhalifaThey found it strange that a warner from among them came to them! The disbelievers said, "This is really strange.
Hilali/KhanNay, they wonder that there has come to them a warner (Muhammad SAW) from among themselves. So the disbelievers say: "This is a strange thing!
H/K/SaheehBut they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves, and the disbelievers say, "This is an amazing thing.
MalikBut they wonder that there has come to them a Warner from among themselves. So the unbelievers say: "This indeed is very strange[2]
QXPBut, nay, they marvel that a Warner from among their own has come unto them! And so these deniers are saying, "This is a weird thing!
Maulana AliNay, they wonder that a warner has come to them from among themselves; so the disbelievers say: This is a wonderful thing!
Free MindsAre they surprised that a warner has come to them from amongst them, so the rejecters said: "This is something strange!"
Qaribullah No, but they marvel that from among themselves a warner has come to them. The unbelievers say (in mockery): 'This is a marvelous thing!

George SaleVerily they wonder that a preacher from among themselves is come unto them; and the unbelievers say, this is a wonderful thing:
JM RodwellBy the glorious Koran:

AsadBut nay - they deem it strange that a warner should have come unto them from their own midst; [This is the earliest Quranic mention - repeated again and again in other places - of people's "deeming it strange" that a purportedly divine message should have been delivered by someone "from their own midst", i.e., a mortal like themselves. Although it is undoubtedly, in the first instance, a reference to the negative attitude of the Meccan pagans to Muhammad's call, its frequent repetition throughout the Quran has obviously an implication going far beyond that historical reference: it points to the tendency common to many people, at all stages of human development, to distrust any religious statement that is devoid of all exoticism inasmuch as it is enunciated by a person sharing the social and cultural background of those whom he addresses and because the message itself relies exclusively - as the Quran does - on an appeal to man's reason and moral sense. Hence, the Quran explicitly mentions people's "objections" to a prophet "who eats food [like ordinary mortals] and goes about in the market-places" (25:7; see also note on 25:20).] and so these deniers of the truth are saying, "A strange thing is this!



Qaf 050:003

50:3 ءاذا متنا وكنا ترابا ذلك رجع بعيد


TransliterationA-itha mitna wakunna turaban thalika rajAAun baAAeedun
LiteralIs (it that) if we died and we were dust/earth? That (is) a far/distant return.

Yusuf Ali"What! When we die and become dust, (shall we live again?) That is a (sort of) return far (from our understanding)."
PickthalWhen we are dead and have become dust (shall we be brought back again)? That would be a far return!
Arberry What, when we are dead and become dust? That is a far returning!'
ShakirWhat! when we are dead and have become dust? That is afar (from probable) return.
Sarwarthat after we die and become dust, we shall be brought back to life again. This seems far from reality".
Khalifa"After we die and become dust; this is impossible."
Hilali/Khan"When we are dead and have become dust (shall we be resurrected?) That is a far return."
H/K/SaheehWhen we have died and have become dust, [we will return to life]? That is a distant return."
Malikthat after we are dead and have become dust we shall be raised to life again, such a return is far from reason."[3]
QXPWhat! After we have died and become dust? Such a return is a thought far-fetched indeed!"
Maulana AliWhen we die and become dust -- that is a far return.
Free Minds"Can it be that when we are dead and we become dust, that we come back later?"
Qaribullah What, when we are dead and turned to dust? That indeed would be an unlikely return! '

George SaleAfter we shall be dead, and become dust, shall we return to life? This is a return remote from thought.
JM RodwellThey marvel forsooth that one of themselves hath come to them charged with warnings. "This," say the infidels, "is a marvellous thing:

AsadWhy - [how could we be resurrected] after we have died and become mere dust? Such a return seems far-fetched indeed!"



Qaf 050:004

50:4 قد علمنا ماتنقص الارض منهم وعندنا كتاب حفيظ


TransliterationQad AAalimna ma tanqusu al-ardu minhum waAAindana kitabun hafeethun
LiteralWe had known what the Earth/land reduces/decreases from them, and at Us (is) an honest protecting/safekeeping Book .

Yusuf AliWe already know how much of them the earth takes away: With Us is a record guarding (the full account).
PickthalWe know that which the earth taketh of them, and with Us is a recording Book.
Arberry We know what the earth diminishes of them; with Us is a book recording.
ShakirWe know indeed what the earth diminishes of them, and with Us is a writing that preserves.
SarwarWe already know how much of them (of their bodies) the earth will consume. With Us there is a Book that contains all records.
KhalifaWe are fully aware of anyone of them who gets consumed by the earth; we have an accurate record.
Hilali/KhanWe know that which the earth takes of them (their dead bodies), and with Us is a Book preserved (i.e. the Book of Decrees).
H/K/SaheehWe know what the earth diminishes of them, and with Us is a retaining record.
MalikWe know all that the earth consumes of their bodies, and We have a Book which keeps records of everything.[4]
QXP(But) We know what the earth takes of them. (It is only their physical body that becomes dust. Their "Self" lives on). And with Us is a Guarded Book (of Laws).
Maulana AliWe know indeed what the earth diminishes of them and with Us is a book that preserves.
Free MindsWe know which of them has become consumed with the Earth; and We have with Us a record which keeps track.
Qaribullah We know all that the earth takes away of them, and a Book of Records is with Us.

George SaleNow We know what the earth consumeth of them; and with Us is a book which keepeth an account thereof.
JM RodwellWhat! when dead and turned to dust shall we. . . .? Far off is such a return as this?"

AsadWell do We know how the earth consumes their bodies, for with Us is a record unfailing. [Lit., "what the earth diminishes of them" - implying that God's promise of resurrection takes the fact of the dead bodies' decomposition fully into account. Consequently, resurrection will be like "a new creation" (cf. 10:4, 21:104, 30:11, 85:13, etc.), recalling the recurrent process of creation and re-creation visible in all organic nature (cf. 10:34, 27:64, 30:27).]



Qaf 050:005

50:5 بل كذبوا بالحق لما جاءهم فهم في امر مريج


TransliterationBal kaththaboo bialhaqqi lamma jaahum fahum fee amrin mareejin
LiteralBut they lied/denied/falsified with the truth when (it) came to them, so they are (in a) confusing/disturbing , matter/affair .

Yusuf AliBut they deny the Truth when it comes to them: so they are in a confused state.
PickthalNay, but they have denied the truth when it came unto them, therefor they are now in troubled case.
Arberry Nay, but they cried lies to the truth when it came to them, and so they are in a case confused.
ShakirNay, they rejected the truth when it came to them, so they are (now) in a state of confusion.
Sarwar(They will be told,) "Throw into hell every persistent disbelievers,
KhalifaThey rejected the truth when it came to them; they are utterly confused.
Hilali/KhanNay, but they have denied the truth (this Quran) when it has come to them, so they are in a confused state (can not differentiate between right and wrong).
H/K/SaheehBut they denied the truth when it came to them, so they are in a confused condition.
MalikNay! But these people deny the truth when it comes to them, and they are confused.[5]
QXPNay, but they denied the Truth as soon as it came to them. And so, they are in a state of utter confusion.
Maulana AliNay, they reject the Truth when it comes to them, so they are in a state of confusion.
Free MindsBut they denied the truth when it came to them, so they are in a confused state.
Qaribullah Rather, they belied the truth when it came to them, and now they are in a state of confusion.

George SaleBut they charge falsehood on the truth, after it hath come unto them: Wherefore they are plunged in a confused business.
JM RodwellNow know we what the earth consumeth of them, and with us is a Book in which account is kept.

AsadNay, but they [who refuse to believe in resurrection] have been wont to give the lie to this truth whenever it was proffered to them; and so they are in a state of confusion. [Since they reject a priori all thought of life after death, they are perplexed by the lack of any answer to the "why" and "what for" of man's life, by the evident inequality of human destinies, and by what appears to them as a senseless, blind cruelty of nature: problems which can be resolved only against the background of a belief in a continuation of life after bodily "death" and, hence, in the existence of a purpose and a plan underlying all creation.]



Qaf 050:006

50:6 افلم ينظروا الى السماء فوقهم كيف بنيناها وزيناها ومالها من فروج


TransliterationAfalam yanthuroo ila alssama-i fawqahum kayfa banaynaha wazayyannaha wama laha min furoojin
LiteralDid they not look/wonder about to the sky/space above them, how We built/constructed it and We decorated/beautified it, and (there are) no openings/gaps due to defects for it?

Yusuf AliDo they not look at the sky above them?- How We have made it and adorned it, and there are no flaws in it?
PickthalHave they not then observed the sky above them, how We have constructed it and beautified it, and how there are no rifts therein?
Arberry What, have they not beheld heaven above them, how We have built it, and decked it out fair, and it has no cracks?
ShakirDo they not then look up to heaven above them how We have made it and adorned it and it has no gaps?
SarwarIn fact, they have rejected the truth that has come to them, thus, they live in confusion.
KhalifaHave they not looked at the sky above them, and how we constructed it and adorned it, without a flaw?
Hilali/KhanHave they not looked at the heaven above them, how We have made it and adorned it, and there are no rifts in it?
H/K/SaheehHave they not looked at the heaven above them how We structured it and adorned it and [how] it has no rifts?
MalikHave they never looked at the sky above them, and marked how We have made it and adorned it, and there are no flaws in it?[6]
QXPDo they not look at the sky above them how We have built it and beautified it, and there are no flaws therein!
Maulana AliDo they not look at the sky above them? -- how We have made it and adorned it and it has no gaps.
Free MindsDid they not look to the sky above them, how We built it, and adorned it, and how it has no openings?
Qaribullah What, have they never observed the heaven above them, (and seen) how We built and adorned it, leaving no crack?

George SaleDo they not look up to the heaven above them, and consider how We have raised it and adorned it; and that there are no flaws therein?
JM RodwellBut they have treated the truth which hath come to them as falsehood; perplexed therefore is their state.

AsadDo they not look at the sky above them - how We have built it and made it beautiful and free of all faults? [Lit., "and it has no gaps [or "breaks"] whatever".]



Qaf 050:007

50:7 والارض مددناها والقينا فيها رواسي وانبتنا فيها من كل زوج بهيج


TransliterationWaal-arda madadnaha waalqayna feeha rawasiya waanbatna feeha min kulli zawjin baheejin
LiteralAnd the earth/Planet Earth We extended/spread it, and We threw in it anchors/mountains , and We sprouted/grew in it from every/each delightful/cheering pair .

Yusuf AliAnd the earth- We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and produced therein every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs)-
PickthalAnd the earth have We spread out, and have flung firm hills therein, and have caused of every lovely kind to grow thereon,
Arberry And the earth -- We stretched it forth, and cast on it firm mountains, and We caused to grow therein of every joyous kind
ShakirAnd the earth, We have made it plain and cast in it mountains and We have made to grow therein of all beautiful kinds,
SarwarHave they not seen how We have established the sky above them and decked it without gaps and cracks?.
KhalifaAnd we created the earth, and scattered on it mountains, and grew in it all kinds of beautiful plants.
Hilali/KhanAnd the earth! We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and have produced therein every kind of lovely growth (plants).
H/K/SaheehAnd the earth We spread it out and cast therein firmly set mountains and made grow therein [something] of every beautiful kind,
MalikAnd the earth, how We have spread it out and set upon it mountains and caused to grow in it every kind of beautiful vegetation.[7]
QXPAnd the earth. We have spread it out, and scattered mountains firm on it, and caused it to bring forth plants on it of all beauteous kind. (This gives us a scenario of a huge ball with carpets spread out on it held in place with weights. And the mountains serve as great water reservoirs that help grow the vegetation (13:3), (15:19), (31:10), (39:5), (79:28-30), (88:20)).
Maulana AliAnd the earth, We have spread it out, and cast therein mountains, and We have made to grow therein of every beautiful kind --
Free MindsAnd the land We extended it, and placed in it stabilizers, and We gave growth in it to every kind of healthy pair.
Qaribullah We spread out the earth and set upon it firm mountains, and We cause every delightful thing to grow in it

George SaleWe have also spread forth the earth, and thrown thereon mountains firmly rooted: And We cause every beautiful kind of vegetables to spring up therein;
JM RodwellWill they not look up to the heaven above them, and consider how we have reared it and decked it forth, and that there are no flaws therein?

AsadAnd the earth - We have spread it wide, and set upon it mountains firm, and caused it to bring forth plants of all beauteous kinds,



Qaf 050:008

50:8 تبصرة وذكرى لكل عبد منيب


TransliterationTabsiratan wathikra likulli AAabdin muneebin
LiteralClarification/understanding and a reminder/remembrance, to each/every repentant slave/worshipper .

Yusuf AliTo be observed and commemorated by every devotee turning (to Allah).
PickthalA vision and a reminder for every penitent slave.
Arberry for an insight and a reminder to every penitent servant.
ShakirTo give sight and as a reminder to every servant who turns frequently (to Allah).
Sarwar(Have they not seen) how We have spread out the earth, placed on it firm mountains and have made all kinds of flourishing pairs of plants grow?.
KhalifaThis is an enlightenment, and a reminder for every pious worshiper.
Hilali/KhanAn insight and a Reminder for every slave turning to Allah (i.e. the one who believes in Allah and performs deeds of His obedience, and always begs His pardon).
H/K/SaheehGiving insight and a reminder for every servant who turns [to Allah].
MalikAll these things are eye-openers and a reminder for every servant returning to Allah.[8]
QXPA Vision and an enlightening Reminder for every servant who wishes to turn (to Allah).
Maulana AliTo give sight and as a reminder to every servant who turns (to Allah).
Free MindsSomething to see and a reminder for every pious servant.
Qaribullah as a lesson and a reminder to every penitent worshiper.

George Salefor a subject of meditation, and an admonition unto every man who turneth unto Us.
JM RodwellAnd as to the earth, we have spread it out, and have thrown the mountains upon it, and have caused an upgrowth in it of all beauteous kinds of plants,

Asadthus offering an insight and a reminder unto every human being who willingly turns unto God.



Qaf 050:009

50:9 ونزلنا من السماء ماء مباركا فانبتنا به جنات وحب الحصيد


TransliterationWanazzalna mina alssama-i maan mubarakan faanbatna bihi jannatin wahabba alhaseedi
LiteralAnd We descended from the sky , blessed water, so We sprouted/grew with it treed gardens and the crop's/harvest's seed/grain.

Yusuf AliAnd We send down from the sky rain charted with blessing, and We produce therewith gardens and Grain for harvests;
PickthalAnd We send down from the sky blessed water whereby We give growth unto gardens and the grain of crops,
Arberry And We sent down out of heaven water blessed, and caused to grow thereby gardens and grain of harvest
ShakirAnd We send down from the cloud water abounding in good, then We cause to grow thereby gardens and the grain that is reaped,
SarwarThis is a reminder and it sharpens the insight of every servant of God who turns to Him in repentance.
KhalifaAnd we sent from the sky blessed water, to grow with it gardens and grains to be harvested.
Hilali/KhanAnd We send down blessed water (rain) from the sky, then We produce therewith gardens and grain (every kind of harvests) that are reaped.
H/K/SaheehAnd We have sent down blessed rain from the sky and made grow thereby gardens and grain from the harvest
MalikWe send down blessed water from the sky with which We bring forth gardens and the harvest grain,[9]
QXPAnd We send down from the high atmosphere blessed water whereby We cause to grow colorful gardens and fields of grains.
Maulana AliAnd We send down from the clouds water abounding in good, then We cause to grow thereby gardens and the grain that is reaped,
Free MindsAnd We sent down from the sky blessed water, and We gave growth with it to gardens and grain that is harvested.
Qaribullah We sent down blessed water from the sky with which We caused gardens and the grains of harvest to grow,

George SaleAnd We send down rain as a blessing from heaven, whereby We cause gardens to spring forth, and the grain of harvest,
JM RodwellFor insight and admonition to every servant who loveth to turn to God:

AsadAnd We send down from the skies water rich in blessings, and cause thereby gardens to grow, and fields of grain,



Qaf 050:010

50:10 والنخل باسقات لها طلع نضيد


TransliterationWaalnnakhla basiqatin laha talAAun nadeedun
LiteralAnd palm trees high/tall, for it (is) well arranged first fruit of the season .

Yusuf AliAnd tall (and stately) palm-trees, with shoots of fruit-stalks, piled one over another;-
PickthalAnd lofty date-palms with ranged clusters,
Arberry and tall palm-trees with spathes compact,
ShakirAnd the tall palm-trees having spadices closely set one above another,
SarwarWe have sent blessed water down from the sky to grow gardens, harvestable crops
KhalifaTall date palms, with clustered fruit.
Hilali/KhanAnd tall date-palms, with ranged clusters;
H/K/SaheehAnd lofty palm trees having fruit arranged in layers
Malikand tall palm trees laden with clusters of dates, piled one over another,[10]
QXPAnd lofty palm-trees with their thickly clustered fruit.
Maulana AliAnd the tall palm-trees having flower spikes piled one above another --
Free MindsAnd the palm trees, emerging with clustering fruit.
Qaribullah and tall palmtrees with compact spathes

George Saleand tall palm-trees having branches laden with dates hanging one above another,
JM RodwellAnd we send down the rain from Heaven with its blessings, by which we cause gardens to spring forth and the grain of harvest,

Asadand tall palm-trees with their thickly-clustered dates,



Qaf 050:011

50:11 رزقا للعباد واحيينا به بلدة ميتا كذلك الخروج


TransliterationRizqan lilAAibadi waahyayna bihi baldatan maytan kathalika alkhurooju
LiteralA provision to the worshippers/slaves , and We revived with it a dead/lifeless country/land , as/like that (is) the exit/getting out (revival).

Yusuf AliAs sustenance for (Allah's) Servants;- and We give (new) life therewith to land that is dead: Thus will be the Resurrection.
PickthalProvision (made) for men; and therewith We quicken a dead land. Even so will be the resurrection of the dead.
Arberry a provision for the servants, and thereby We revived a land that was dead. Even so is the coming forth.
ShakirA sustenance for the servants, and We give life thereby to a dead land; thus is the rising.
Sarwarand tall palm-trees with clusters of dates
KhalifaProvisions for the people. And we revive with it dead lands; you are similarly resurrected.
Hilali/KhanA provision for (Allahs) slaves. And We give life therewith to a dead land. Thus will be the resurrection (of the dead).
H/K/SaheehAs provision for the servants, and We have given life thereby to a dead land. Thus is the resurrection.
Malika sustenance for the servants; thereby giving new life to dead land. That is how the resurrection will be of the dead from the earth.[11]
QXPA provision for My servants. And by all this We revive a dead land. Thus it is: (your) coming forth.
Maulana AliA sustenance for the servants, and We give life thereby to a dead land. Thus is the rising.
Free MindsA provision for the servants, and We gave life with it to the land which was dead. Such is the resurrection.
Qaribullah as a provision for the worshipers; thereby We revived a land that was dead. Such shall be the emerging.

George Saleas a provision for mankind; and We thereby quicken a dead country: So shall be the coming forth of the dead from their graves.
JM RodwellAnd the tall palm trees with date-bearing branches one above the other

Asadas sustenance apportioned to men; and by [all] this We bring dead land to life: [and] even so will be [man's] coming-forth from death.



Qaf 050:012

50:12 كذبت قبلهم قوم نوح واصحاب الرس وثمود


TransliterationKaththabat qablahum qawmu noohin waas-habu alrrassi wathamoodu
LiteralNoah's nation denied/falsified before them, and the old well's/Riss'/Rass' owners/company, and Thamud .

Yusuf AliBefore them was denied (the Hereafter) by the People of Noah, the Companions of the Rass, the Thamud,
PickthalThe folk of Noah denied (the truth) before them, and (so did) the dwellers at Ar-Rass and (the tribe of) Thamud,
Arberry Cried lies before them the people of Noah and the men of Er-Rass, and Thamood,
Shakir(Others) before them rejected (prophets): the people of Nuh and the dwellers of Ar-Rass and Samood,
Sarwaras sustenance for My servants. With this We have brought the dead land back to life. Thus, will also be your resurrection.
KhalifaDisbelieving before them were the people of Noah, the dwellers of Russ, and Thamoud.
Hilali/KhanDenied before them (i.e. these pagans of Makkah who denied you, O Muhammad SAW) the people of Nooh (Noah), and the dwellers of Rass, and the Thamood,
H/K/SaheehThe people of Noah denied before them, and the companions of the well and Thamud
MalikBefore, the people of Noah and the dwellers of Ar-Rass denied this truth and so did Thamud,[12]
QXPBefore them denied the Message, the nation of Noah, the dwellers of the valley of Ar-Rass (25:38), and Thamud.
Maulana AliBefore them the people of Noah rejected (the Truth) and (so did) the dwellers of Al-Rads and Thamud
Free MindsBefore their denial was that of the people of Noah, and the dwellers of Al-Raas, and Thamud.
Qaribullah Before them, the nation of Noah, the nation of ArRass belied and so did Thamood

George SaleThe people of Noah, and those who dwelt at Al Rass, and Thamud, and Ad, and Pharaoh accused the prophets of imposture before the Meccans;
JM RodwellFor man's nourishment: And life give we thereby to a dead country. So also shall be the resurrection.

Asad[Long] before those [who now deny resurrection] did Noah's people give the lie to this truth, and [so did] the folk of Ar-Rass, [See note on 25:38.] and [the tribes of] Thamud



Qaf 050:013

50:13 وعاد وفرعون واخوان لوط


TransliterationWaAAadun wafirAAawnu wa-ikhwanu lootin
LiteralAnd Aad , and Pharaoh, and Lot's brothers.

Yusuf AliThe 'Ad, Pharaoh, the brethren of Lut,
PickthalAnd (the tribe of) A'ad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot,
Arberry and Ad and Pharaoh, the brothers of Lot,
ShakirAnd Ad and Firon and Lut's brethren,
SarwarThe people of Noah, dwellers of the Ra's, Thamud,
KhalifaAnd `Aad, Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot.
Hilali/KhanAnd Ad, and Firaun (Pharaoh), and the brethren of Lout (Lot),
H/K/SaheehAnd Aad and Pharaoh and the brothers of Lot
Malik‘Ad, Pharaoh and the brethren of Lot,[13]
QXPAnd 'Ad, and Pharaoh, and the brothers of Lot.
Maulana AliAnd ‘Ad and Pharaoh and Lot’s brethren,
Free MindsAnd 'Aad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot.
Qaribullah and Aad, Pharaoh and the brothers of Lot,

George Saleand also the brethren of Lot,
JM RodwellEre the days of these (Meccans) the people of Noah, and the men of Rass and Themoud, treated their prophets as impostors:

Asadand Ad, and Pharaoh, and Lot's brethren, [The term "brethren' (ikhwan) is used here metonymically, denoting a group of people who share the same views or, alternatively, the same environment. Since the people referred to formed Lot's social environment (cf. 7:83 or 11:77-83), they are described as his "brethren" although his moral concepts and inclinations were entirely different from theirs.]



Qaf 050:014

50:14 واصحاب الايكة وقوم تبع كل كذب الرسل فحق وعيد


TransliterationWaas-habu al-aykati waqawmu tubbaAAin kullun kaththaba alrrusula fahaqqa waAAeedi
LiteralAnd the thicket's/dense tangled trees' owners/company, and Tubas' nation, each/all denied/falsified the messengers, so (they) deserved My threat.

Yusuf AliThe Companions of the Wood, and the People of Tubba'; each one (of them) rejected the messengers, and My warning was duly fulfilled (in them).
PickthalAnd the dwellers in the wood, and the folk of Tubb'a: every one denied their messengers, therefor My threat took effect.
Arberry the men of the Thicket, the people of Tubba'. Every one cried lies to the Messengers, and My threat came true.
ShakirAnd the dwellers of the grove and the people of Tuba; all rejected the messengers, so My threat came to pass.
SarwarAd, the Pharaoh, Lot,
KhalifaAnd the dwellers of the woods, and the people of Tubba`. All of them disbelieved the messengers and, consequently, My retribution befell them.
Hilali/KhanAnd the dwellers of the Wood, and the people of Tubba; everyone of them denied (their) Messengers, so My Threat took effect.
H/K/SaheehAnd the companions of the thicket and the people of Tubba. All denied the messengers, so My threat was justly fulfilled.
Malikthe dwellers of the Al-Aiykah and the people of Tubba; all of them disbelieved their Messengers and thus brought down upon them My threatened scourge.[14]
QXPAnd the dwellers in the wooded dales (of Midyan), and the nation of King Tubba'. All of them denied their Messengers, so My warning came to pass. (44:37).
Maulana AliAnd the dwellers of the grove and the people of Tubba. They all rejected the messengers, so My threat came to pass.
Free MindsAnd the people of the forest, and the people of Tubba`. All of them disbelieved the messengers, so the promise came to pass.
Qaribullah the dwellers of the Thicket and the nation of Tubba', all belied their Messengers, therefore My threat was realized.

George Saleand the inhabitants of the wood near Midian, and the people of Tobba: All these accused the Apostles of imposture; wherefore the judgements which I threatened were justly inflicted on them.
JM RodwellAnd Ad and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot and the dwellers in the forest, and the people of Tobba, all gave the lie to their prophets: justly, therefore, were the menaces inflicted.

Asadand the dwellers of the wooded dales [of Madyan], and the people of Tubba: [Regarding "the people of Tubba", see 44:37 and the corresponding note. The "dwellers of the wooded dales" are the people of Madyan (the Biblical Midian), as is evident from 26:176 ff. Their story is found in the Quran in several places; for the most detailed version, see 11:84-95.] they all gave the lie to the apostles - and thereupon that whereof I had warned [them] came true.



Qaf 050:015

50:15 افعيينا بالخلق الاول بل هم في لبس من خلق جديد


TransliterationAfaAAayeena bialkhalqi al-awwali bal hum fee labsin min khalqin jadeedin
LiteralHave We been failing with the creation the first/beginning? But they are in confusion/ obscurity from a new creation.

Yusuf AliWere We then weary with the first Creation, that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation?
PickthalWere We then worn out by the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a new creation.
Arberry What, were We wearied by the first creation? No indeed; but they are in uncertainty as to the new creation.
ShakirWere We then fatigued with the first creation? Yet are they in doubt with regard to a new creation.
Sarwardwellers of the forest, and the people of Tubba had all rejected the Prophets. Thus, they became subject to Our torment.
KhalifaWere we too burdened by the first creation? Is this why they doubt resurrection?
Hilali/KhanWere We then tired with the first creation? Nay, They are in confused doubt about a new creation (i.e. Resurrection)?
H/K/SaheehDid We fail in the first creation? But they are in confusion over a new creation.
MalikWere We fatigued with the first creation that they are in doubt about a new creation?[15]
QXPCould, We, then, be worn out by the first creation? Nay, they are still (after such diverse examples,) lost in doubt about a new creation. (46:33).
Maulana AliWere We then fatigued with the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a new creation.
Free MindsDid We have any difficulty in making the first creation? No, they are in confusion about the next creation.
Qaribullah What, were We wearied by the first creation? No, indeed; yet they are in doubt about a new creation.

George SaleIs our power exhausted by the first creation? Yea; they are in a perplexity, because of a new creation which is foretold them, namely, the raising of the dead.
JM RodwellAre we wearied out with the first creation? Yet are they in doubt with regard to a new creation!

AsadCould We, then, be [thought of as being] worn out by the first creation? [I.e., by the creation of the universe or, more specifically, of man.] Nay - but some people [Lit., "they".] are [still] lost in doubt about [the possibility of] a new creation!



Qaf 050:016

50:16 ولقد خلقنا الانسان ونعلم ماتوسوس به نفسه ونحن اقرب اليه من حبل الوريد


TransliterationWalaqad khalaqna al-insana wanaAAlamu ma tuwaswisu bihi nafsuhu wanahnu aqrabu ilayhi min habli alwareedi
LiteralAnd We had (E) created the human/mankind, and we know what his self inspires and talks with it, and We are nearer/closer to him than the jugular vein (which carries deoxygenated blood to the heart).

Yusuf AliIt was We Who created man, and We know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him: for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein.
PickthalWe verily created man and We know what his soul whispereth to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.
Arberry We indeed created man; and We know what his soul whispers within him, and We are nearer to him than the jugular vein.
ShakirAnd certainly We created man, and We know what his mind suggests to him, and We are nearer to him than his life-vein.
SarwarDid We fail to accomplish the first creation? Of course, We did not; We have all power over all things. Yet they are confused about a new creation.
KhalifaWe created the human, and we know what he whispers to himself. We are closer to him than his jugular vein.
Hilali/KhanAnd indeed We have created man, and We know what his ownself whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge).
H/K/SaheehAnd We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein
MalikWe created man, We know the prompting of his soul, and We are closer to him than his jugular vein.[16]
QXPNow indeed, it is We Who have created man and We know the whispering that goes on within his mind (all the intricacies of his thought process), for, We are nearer to him than his Vena cava.
Maulana AliAnd certainly We created man, and We know what his mind suggests to him -- and We are nearer to him than his life-vein.
Free MindsAnd We have created man and We know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than his jugular vein.
Qaribullah Indeed, We created the human. We know the whisperings of his soul, and are closer to him than the jugular vein.

George SaleWe created man, and We know what his soul whispereth within him; and We are nearer unto him than his jugular vein.
JM RodwellWe created man: and we know what his soul whispereth to him, and we are closer to him than his neck-vein.

AsadNOW, VERILY, it is We who have created man, and We know what his innermost self whispers within him: for We are closer to him than his neck-vein.



Qaf 050:017

50:17 اذ يتلقى المتلقيان عن اليمين وعن الشمال قعيد


TransliterationIth yatalaqqa almutalaqqiyani AAani alyameeni waAAani alshshimali qaAAeedun
LiteralWhen/if the two receivers/meeters/finders meet from the right (side) and the left, protecting/guarding .

Yusuf AliBehold, two (guardian angels) appointed to learn (his doings) learn (and noted them), one sitting on the right and one on the left.
PickthalWhen the two Receivers receive (him), seated on the right hand and on the left,
Arberry When the two angels meet together, sitting one on the right, and one on the left,
ShakirWhen the two receivers receive, sitting on the right and on the left.
SarwarWe swear that We have created the human being and We know what his soul whispers to him. We are closer to him than even his jugular vein.
KhalifaTwo recording (angels), at right and at left, are constantly recording.
Hilali/Khan(Remember!) that the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being after he or she has attained the age of puberty), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or her actions) .
H/K/SaheehWhen the two receivers receive, seated on the right and on the left.
MalikBesides this direct knowledge ,We have assigned to every one two scribes (guardian angels), the one seated on his right and the other on his left,[17]
QXPAnd so it may happen that two conflicting demands in his mind, sitting in opposite directions, pull him apart. (His reason, and his emotions (50:21)).
Maulana AliWhen the two receivers receive, sitting on the right and on the left,
Free MindsWhen the two receivers meet on the right and on the left.
Qaribullah When both receivers (the angels) receive, one on his right, the other on his left,

George SaleWhen the two angels deputed to take account of a man's behaviour, take an account thereof; one sitting on the right hand, and the other on the left:
JM RodwellWhen the two angels charged with taking account shall take it, one sitting on the right hand, the other on the left:

Asad[And so,] whenever the two demands [of his nature] come face to face, contending from the right and from the left, [The first part of the above sentence - i.e., the phrase yatalaqqa al-mutalaqqiyan - may be understood in either of two senses: "the two that are meant to receive do receive", or "the two that aim at meeting each other do meet". The classical commentators adopt, as a rule, the first sense and, consequently, interpret the passage thus: "... the two angels that are charged with recording man's doings do record them, sitting on his right and on his left". In my opinion, however, the second of the two possible meanings ("the two that aim at meeting each other") corresponds better with the preceding verse, which speaks of what man's innermost self (nafs) "whispers within him", i.e., voices his subconscious desires. Thus, "the two that aim at meeting" are, I believe, the two demands of, or, more properly, the two fundamental motive forces within man's nature: his primal, instinctive urges and desires, both sensual and non-sensual (all of them comprised in the modern psychological term "libido"), on the one side, and his reason, both intuitive and reflective, on the other. The "sitting (qaid) on the right and on the left" is, to my mind, a metaphor for the conflicting nature of these dual forces which strive for predominance within every human being: hence, my rendering of qaid as "contending". This interpretation is, moreover, strongly supported by the reference, in verse 21, to man's appearing on Judgment Day with "that which drives and that which bears witness" - a phrase which undoubtedly alludes to man's instinctive urges as well as his conscious reason (see note on verse 21 below).]



Qaf 050:018

50:18 مايلفظ من قول الا لديه رقيب عتيد


TransliterationMa yalfithu min qawlin illa ladayhi raqeebun AAateedun
LiteralNothing emits/vocalizes from a word except at Him (is a) prepared/made ready observer/guard .

Yusuf AliNot a word does he utter but there is a sentinel by him, ready (to note it).
PickthalHe uttereth no word but there is with him an observer ready.
Arberry not a word he utters, but by him is an observer ready.
ShakirHe utters not a word but there is by him a watcher at hand.
SarwarSince the two scribes are sitting on each of his shoulders, he does not utter a word which is not recorded immediately by the watchful scribes.
KhalifaNot an utterance does he utter without an alert witness.
Hilali/KhanNot a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it).
H/K/SaheehMan does not utter any word except that with him is an observer prepared [to record].
Maliknot a single word does he utter but there is a vigilant guardian ready to note it down.[18]
QXPNot even a word can he utter but there is an ever-vigilant watcher with him. (The Law of Requital makes a meticulous record).
Maulana AliHe utters not a word but there is by him a watcher at hand.
Free MindsHe does not utter a word except with having a constant recorder.
Qaribullah whatever phrase he utters, an observer is present.

George SaleHe uttereth not a word, but there is with him a watcher, ready to note it.
JM RodwellNot a word doth he utter, but there is a watcher with him ready to note it down:

Asadnot even a word can he utter but there is a watcher with him, ever-present. [I.e., his conscience. The "uttering of a word" is conceptually connected with the "whispering" within man's psyche spoken of in the preceding verse.]



Qaf 050:019

50:19 وجاءت سكرة الموت بالحق ذلك ماكنت منه تحيد


TransliterationWajaat sakratu almawti bialhaqqi thalika ma kunta minhu taheedu
LiteralAnd the death's/liflessness's intensity/agony came with the truth that (is) what you were from it deviating/turning aside.

Yusuf AliAnd the stupor of death will bring Truth (before his eyes): "This was the thing which thou wast trying to escape!"
PickthalAnd the agony of death cometh in truth. (And it is said unto him): This is that which thou wast wont to shun.
Arberry And death's agony comes in truth; that is what thou wast shunning!
ShakirAnd the stupor of death will come in truth; that is what you were trying to escape.
SarwarThe human being will certainly experience the agony of death
KhalifaFinally, the inevitable coma of death comes; this is what you tried to evade.
Hilali/KhanAnd the stupor of death will come in truth: "This is what you have been avoiding!"
H/K/SaheehAnd the intoxication of death will bring the truth; that is what you were trying to avoid.
MalikWhen the agony of death will bring the truth before his eyes, they will say: "This is what you were trying to escape!"[19]
QXPAnd then, the twilight of death brings with it the inevitable truth. "This is the very thing you would rather evade."
Maulana AliAnd the stupor of death comes in truth; that is what thou wouldst shun.
Free MindsAnd the moment of death came in truth: "This is what you have been trying to avoid!"
Qaribullah And when the agony of death comes in truth (they will say): 'This is what you have been trying to avoid! '

George SaleAnd the agony of death shall come in truth: This, O man, is what thou soughtest to avoid.
JM RodwellAnd the stupor of certain death cometh upon him: "This is what thou wouldst have shunned"-

AsadAnd [then,] the twilight of death brings with it the [full] truth [I.e., full insight into one's own self.] - that [very thing, O man,] from which thou wouldst always look away! -



Qaf 050:020

50:20 ونفخ في الصور ذلك يوم الوعيد


TransliterationWanufikha fee alssoori thalika yawmu alwaAAeedi
LiteralAnd (it) was blown in the horn/bugle/instrument that (is) Day of the Threat/Resurrection Day.

Yusuf AliAnd the Trumpet shall be blown: that will be the Day whereof Warning (had been given).
PickthalAnd the trumpet is blown. This is the threatened Day.
Arberry And the Trumpet shall be blown; that is the Day of the Threat.
ShakirAnd the trumpet shall be blown; that is the day of the threatening.
Sarwarand (the human being will be told), "This is what you had been trying to run away from".
KhalifaThe horn is blown; this is the promised day.
Hilali/KhanAnd the Trumpet will be blown, that will be the Day whereof warning (had been given) (i.e. the Day of Resurrection).
H/K/SaheehAnd the Horn will be blown. That is the Day of [carrying out] the threat.
MalikAnd the Trumpet shall be blown; that will be the Day of which you were threatened![20]
QXP(Then a long slumber) - And - the Trumpet is blown - This is the Day Promised.
Maulana AliAnd the trumpet is blown. That is the day of threatening.
Free MindsAnd the horn is blown on the promised Day.
Qaribullah And the Horn shall be blown; that is the Day of Threat!

George SaleAnd the trumpet shall sound: This will be the day which hath been threatened.
JM RodwellAnd there shall be a blast on the trumpet,-it is the threatened day!

Asadand [in the end] the trumpet [of resurrection] will be blown: that will be the Day of a warning fulfilled.



Qaf 050:021

50:21 وجاءت كل نفس معها سائق وشهيد


TransliterationWajaat kullu nafsin maAAaha sa-iqun washaheedun
LiteralAnd every/each self came with it a driver (herder) and (an) honest witness/testifier.

Yusuf AliAnd there will come forth every soul: with each will be an (angel) to drive, and an (angel) to bear witness.
PickthalAnd every soul cometh, along with it a driver and a witness.
Arberry And every soul shall come, and with it a driver and a witness.
ShakirAnd every soul shall come, with it a driver and a witness.
SarwarThe trumpet will certainly be sounded. This will be the day (about which you) were threatened.
KhalifaEvery soul comes with a herder and a witness.
Hilali/KhanAnd every person will come forth along with an (angel) to drive (him), and an (angel) to bear witness.
H/K/SaheehAnd every soul will come, with it a driver and a witness.
MalikEach soul will come forth; with it there will be a an angel to drive and an angel to bear witness.[21]
QXPAnd every person will come with his actions and their imprints.
Maulana AliAnd every soul comes, with it a driver and a witness.
Free MindsAnd every soul is brought, being driven, and with a witness.
Qaribullah Each soul shall come with a driver, and a witness.

George SaleAnd every soul shall come; and therewith shall be a driver and a witness.
JM RodwellAnd every soul shall come,-an angel with it urging it along, and an angel to witness against it-

AsadAnd every human being will come forward with [his erstwhile] inner urges and [his] conscious mind, [Lit., "with that which drives (saiq) and that which bears witness (shahid)". While the former term evidently circumscribes man's primal urges - and particularly those which drive him into unrestrained self-indulgence and, thus, into sin - the term shahid (rendered by me as "conscious mind") alludes here to the awakening of the deeper layers of man's consciousness, leading to a sudden perception of his own moral reality - the "lifting of the veil" referred to in the next verse - which forces him to "bear witness" against himself (cf. 17:14, 24:24, 36:65, 41:20 ff.).]



Qaf 050:022

50:22 لقد كنت في غفلة من هذا فكشفنا عنك غطاءك فبصرك اليوم حديد


TransliterationLaqad kunta fee ghaflatin min hatha fakashafna AAanka ghitaaka fabasaruka alyawma hadeedun
LiteralYou had (E) been in negligence/disregard from that, so We removed/uncovered (relieved) from you your cover/concealment, so your eye sight today/the day (is) sharp/iron.

Yusuf Ali(It will be said:) "Thou wast heedless of this; now have We removed thy veil, and sharp is thy sight this Day!"
Pickthal(And unto the evil-doer it is said): Thou wast in heedlessness of this. Now We have removed from thee thy covering, and piercing is thy sight this day.
Arberry 'Thou wast heedless of this; therefore We have now removed from thee thy covering, and so thy sight today is piercing.'
ShakirCertainly you were heedless of it, but now We have removed from you your veil, so your sight today is sharp.
SarwarEvery soul will be accompanied (by an angel) behind him and another as a witness.
KhalifaYou used to be oblivious to this. We now remove your veil; today, your vision is (as strong as) steel.
Hilali/Khan(It will be said to the sinners): "Indeed you were heedless of this, now We have removed your covering, and sharp is your sight this Day!"
H/K/Saheeh[It will be said], You were certainly in unmindfulness of this, and We have removed from you your cover, so your sight, this Day, is sharp.
MalikIt will be said: "You were heedless of this, but now We have removed your veil, so your eyesight is sharp today!"[22]
QXPYes, indeed, you were oblivious to this. But now We have removed your veil and sharp is your vision this Day.
Maulana AliThou wast indeed heedless of this, but now We have removed from thee thy veil, so thy sight is sharp this day.
Free Minds"You were heedless of this, so now We have removed your veil, and your sight today is iron!"
Qaribullah (It will be said): 'Of this you have been heedless. Therefore, we have now removed your covering. Today your sight is sharp. '

George SaleAnd the former shall say unto the unbeliever, thou wast negligent heretofore of this day: But we have removed thy vail from off thee; and thy sight is become piercing this day.
JM RodwellSaith he, "Of this day didst thou live in heedlessness: but we have taken off thy veil from thee, and thy sight is becoming sharp this day."

Asad[and will be told:] "Indeed, unmindful hast thou been of this [Day of Judgment]; but now We have lifted from thee thy veil, and sharp is thy sight today!"



Qaf 050:023

50:23 وقال قرينه هذا مالدي عتيد


TransliterationWaqala qareenuhu hatha ma ladayya AAateedun
LiteralAnd his companion said: "That what (is) at me (is) prepared/made ready."

Yusuf AliAnd his Companion will say: "Here is (his Record) ready with me!"
PickthalAnd (unto the evil-doer) his comrade saith: This is that which I have ready (as testimony).
Arberry And his comrade shall say, 'This is what I have, made ready.'
ShakirAnd his companions shall say: This is what is ready with me.
Sarwar(He will be told), "You were completely heedless of this day. We have removed the veil from your eyes and your vision will now be sharp and strong".
KhalifaThe companion said, "Here is my formidable testimony."
Hilali/KhanAnd his companion (angel) will say: "Here is (this Record) ready with me!"
H/K/SaheehAnd his companion, [the angel], will say, "This [record] is what is with me, prepared."
MalikHis companion will say: "Here is my testimony ready with me."[23]
QXPAnd his other part (the imprints) will say, "Here is the record ready with me."
Maulana AliAnd his companion will say: This is what is ready with me.
Free MindsAnd his constant companion said: "Here is one who is a transgressor."
Qaribullah And his companion will say: 'This is that which I have present. '

George SaleAnd his companion shall say, this is what is ready with me to be attested.
JM RodwellAnd he who is at this side shall say, "This is what I am prepared with against thee."

AsadAnd one part of him will say: [Lit., "his intimate companion" (qarinuhu). The term qarin denotes something that is "connected", "linked" or "intimately associated" with another thing (cf. 41:25 and 43:36, where qarin is rendered as "[one's] other self"). In the present instance - read together with verse 21 - the term apparently denotes "one part" of man, namely, his awakened moral consciousness.] "This it is that has been ever-present with me!" [I.e., the sinner's reason will plead that he had always been more or less conscious, and perhaps even critical, of the urges and appetites that drove him into evildoing: but, as is shown in the sequence, this belated and, therefore, morally ineffective rational cognition does not diminish but, rather, enhances the burden of man's guilt.]



Qaf 050:024

50:24 القيا في جهنم كل كفار عنيد


TransliterationAlqiya fee jahannama kulla kaffarin AAaneedin
LiteralYou (B) throw in Hell each/every stubborn/obstinate (insisting) disbeliever.

Yusuf Ali(The sentence will be:) "Throw, throw into Hell every contumacious Rejecter (of Allah)!-
Pickthal(And it is said): Do ye twain hurl to hell each rebel ingrate,
Arberry 'Cast, you twain, into Gehenna every froward unbeliever,
ShakirDo cast into hell every ungrateful, rebellious one,
SarwarHis (angelic) companion will say, "(Lord), the record of his deeds is with me and is all ready".
KhalifaThrow into Gehenna every stubborn disbeliever.
Hilali/Khan(And it will be said): "Both of you throw (Order from Allah to the two angels) into Hell, every stubborn disbeliever (in the Oneness of Allah, in His Messengers, etc.).
H/K/Saheeh[Allah will say], "Throw into Hell every obstinate disbeliever,
MalikThe sentence will be: "Throw into hell every stubborn disbeliever,[24]
QXPIt will be said, "Throw, throw into Hell every stubborn enemy of the Truth!"
Maulana AliCast into hell every ungrateful, rebellious one,
Free MindsCast in Hell every stubborn rejecter.
Qaribullah (It will be said): 'Indeed, cast into Gehenna (Hell) every deviating unbeliever,

George SaleAnd God shall say, cast into hell every unbeliever, and perverse person,
JM RodwellAnd God will say, "Cast into Hell, ye twain, every infidel, every hardened one,

Asad[Whereupon God will command:] "Cast, cast into hell every [such] stubborn enemy of the truth, [In this instance, as well as in verse 26, the imperative "cast" has the dual form (alqiya). As many classical philologists (and almost all of the commentators) point out, this linguistically permissible for the sake of special stress, and is equivalent to an emphatic repetition of the imperative in question. Alternatively, the dual form may be taken as indicative of an actual duality thus addressed: namely, the two manifestations within man's psyche alluded to in verse 17 and described in verse 21 as saiq and shahid (see note above), both of which, in their interaction, are responsible for his spiritual downfall and, hence, for his suffering in the life to come.]



Qaf 050:025

50:25 مناع للخير معتد مريب


TransliterationMannaAAin lilkhayri muAAtadin mureebin
LiteralMiser/often preventing to the good , (a) transgressor/violator , doubtful/ suspicious.

Yusuf Ali"Who forbade what was good, transgressed all bounds, cast doubts and suspicions;
PickthalHinderer of good, transgressor, doubter,
Arberry every hinderer of the good, transgressor, disquieter,
ShakirForbidder of good, exceeder of limits, doubter,
Sarwarwho is an opponent of good, a suspicious transgressor
KhalifaForbidder of charity, aggressor, full of doubt.
Hilali/Khan"Hinderer of good, transgressor, doubter,
H/K/SaheehPreventer of good, aggressor, and doubter,
Malikevery opponent of good, and every doubting transgressor[25]
QXP"Every withholder of charity - given to extremes - fomenter of distrust between people."
Maulana AliForbidder of good, exceeder of limits, doubter,
Free MindsDenier of good, transgressor, doubter.
Qaribullah forbidder of good, transgressor and doubter,

George Saleand every one who forbad good, and every transgressor, and doubter of the faith,
JM RodwellThe hinderer of the good, the transgressor, the doubter,

Asad[every] withholder of good [and] sinful aggressor [and] fomentor of distrust [between man and man - everyone]



Qaf 050:026

50:26 الذي جعل مع الله الها اخر فالقياه في العذاب الشديد


TransliterationAllathee jaAAala maAAa Allahi ilahan akhara faalqiyahu fee alAAathabi alshshadeedi
LiteralWho made/put with God another god, so you (B) throw him in the torture, the strong (severe).

Yusuf Ali"Who set up another god beside Allah: Throw him into a severe penalty."
PickthalWho setteth up another god along with Allah. Do ye twain hurl him to the dreadful doom.
Arberry who set up with God another god; therefore, you twain, cast him into the terrible chastisement.'
ShakirWho sets up another god with Allah, so do cast him into severe chastisement.
Sarwarand an idol worshipper. Throw him into severe torment".
KhalifaHe set up beside GOD another god. Throw him into severe retribution.
Hilali/Khan"Who set up another ilah (god) with Allah, then (both of you) cast him in the severe torment."
H/K/SaheehWho made [as equal] with Allah another deity; then throw him into the severe punishment."
Malikwho set up other gods besides Allah. Throw him into severe punishment."[26]
QXP"Whoever had set up another god along with Allah. Hurl, hurl him in the strong retribution."
Maulana AliWho sets up another god with Allah, so cast him into severe chastisement.
Free MindsThe one who made with God another god. So cast him into the severe retribution.
Qaribullah who has set up with Allah another god. Indeed, you two, cast him into the terrible punishment. '

George Salewho set up another god with the true God; and cast him into a grievous torment.
JM RodwellWho set up other gods with God. Cast ye him into the fierce torment."

Asadwho has set up another deity beside God: [This relates not merely to the veneration of real or imaginary beings or forces to which one ascribes divine qualities, but also to the "worship" of false values and immoral concepts to which people often adhere with an almost religious fervour.] cast him, then, cast him into suffering severe!"



Qaf 050:027

50:27 قال قرينه ربنا مااطغيته ولكن كان في ضلال بعيد


TransliterationQala qareenuhu rabbana ma atghaytuhu walakin kana fee dalalin baAAeedin
LiteralHis companion said: "Our Lord I did not make him a tyrant/exceed the limit and but he was in (a) far/distant misguidance."

Yusuf AliHis Companion will say: "Our Lord! I did not make him transgress, but he was (himself) far astray."
PickthalHis comrade saith: Our Lord! I did not cause him to rebel, but he was (himself) far gone in error.
Arberry And his comrade shall say, 'Our Lord, I made him not insolent, but he was in far error.'
ShakirHis companion will say: Our Lord! I did not lead him into inordinacy but he himself was in a great error.
SarwarHis satanic companion will say, "Our Lord, I did not mislead him, but he himself went astray".
KhalifaHis companion said, "Our Lord, I did not mislead him; he was far astray."
Hilali/KhanHis companion (Satan devil)) will say: "Our Lord! I did not push him to transgress, (in disbelief, oppression, and evil deeds) but he was himself in error far astray."
H/K/SaheehHis [devil] companion will say, "Our Lord, I did not make him transgress, but he [himself] was in extreme error."
MalikHis companion will say: "Our Lord! I did not mislead him. He himself had gone far astray."[27]
QXPMan's comrade (desire) will say, "Our Lord! I did not mislead him. He himself was far astray."
Maulana AliHis companion will say: Our Lord, I did not cause him to rebel but he himself went far in error.
Free MindsHis constant companion said: "Our Lord, I did not corrupt him, but he was already far astray."
Qaribullah And his companion shall say: 'Our Lord, I did not make him insolent, he was far astray. '

George SaleHis companion shall say, O Lord, I did not seduce him; but he was in a wide error.
JM RodwellHe who is at his side shall say, "O our Lord! I led him not astray, yet was he in an error wide of truth."

AsadMan's other self' will say: [Lit., as in verse 23, "his intimate companion" (qarin): but whereas there it may be taken as denoting man's moral consciousness or reason, in the present instance the "speaker" is obviously its counterpart, namely, the complex of the sinner's instinctive urges and inordinate, unrestrained appetites summarized in the term saiq ("that which drives") and often symbolized as shaytan ("Satan" or "satanic force": see Razi's remarks quoted in note on 14:22.) In this sense, the term qarin has the same connotation as in 41:25 and 43:36.] "O our Sustainer! It was not I that led his conscious mind into evil [Lit., "him" or "it" - referring to man's faculty of conscious, controlling reason (shahid).] - [nay,] but it had gone far astray [of its own accord]! [I.e., man's evil impulses and appetites cannot gain ascendancy unless his conscious mind goes astray from moral verities: and this explains the purport, in the present context, of verses 24-25 above.]



Qaf 050:028

50:28 قال لاتختصموا لدي وقد قدمت اليكم بالوعيد


TransliterationQala la takhtasimoo ladayya waqad qaddamtu ilaykum bialwaAAeedi
LiteralHe said: "Do not dispute/controvert at Me, and I had advanced/preceded to you with the threat."

Yusuf AliHe will say: "Dispute not with each other in My Presence: I had already in advance sent you Warning.
PickthalHe saith: Contend not in My presence, when I had already proffered unto you the warning.
Arberry He shall say, 'Dispute not before Me! For I sent you beforehand -- the threat.
ShakirHe will say: Do not quarrel in My presence, and indeed I gave you the threatening beforehand:
SarwarThe Lord will say, "Do not argue in My presence; I had certainly sent you a warning.
KhalifaHe said, "Do not feud in front of Me; I have sufficiently warned you.
Hilali/KhanAllah will say: "Dispute not in front of Me, I had already, in advance, sent you the threat.
H/K/Saheeh[Allah] will say, "Do not dispute before Me, while I had already presented to you the warning.
MalikAllah will say: "Do not dispute with each other in My presence. I gave you warning beforehand.[28]
QXPThus will respond He, "Contend not in My Presence, for I had sent forth to you warning in advance."
Maulana AliHe will say: Dispute not in My presence, and indeed I gave you warning beforehand.
Free MindsHe said: "Do not argue with each other before Me, I have already presented you with My promise."
Qaribullah He (Allah) will say: 'Do not dispute before Me. I sent you a warning beforehand.

George SaleGod shall say, wrangle not in my presence: Since I threatened you before hand with the torments which ye now see prepared for you.
JM RodwellHe shall say, "Wrangle not in my presence. I had plied you beforehand with menaces:

Asad[And] He will say: "Contend not before Me, [O you sinners,] for I gave you a forewarning [of this Day of Reckoning].



Qaf 050:029

50:29 مايبدل القول لدي وماانا بظلام للعبيد


TransliterationMa yubaddalu alqawlu ladayya wama ana bithallamin lilAAabeedi
LiteralThe word/statement/saying does not become exchanged/replaced/substituted at Me, and I am not with an unjust/oppressor to the worshippers/slaves .

Yusuf Ali"The Word changes not before Me, and I do not the least injustice to My Servants."
PickthalThe sentence that cometh from Me cannot be changed, and I am in no wise a tyrant unto the slaves.
Arberry The Word is not changed with Me; I wrong not My servants.'
ShakirMy word shall not be changed, nor am I in the least unjust to the servants.
SarwarNo word is to be exchanged in My presence. I am not unjust to My servants".
Khalifa"Nothing can be changed now. I am never unjust towards the people."
Hilali/KhanThe Sentence that comes from Me cannot be changed, and I am not unjust (to the least) to the slaves."
H/K/SaheehThe word will not be changed with Me, and never will I be unjust to the servants."
MalikMy words cannot be changed, nor am I unjust to My servants."[29]
QXP"The Word changes not with Me, and I am not at all unjust to My servants."
Maulana AliMy sentence cannot be changed, nor am I in the least unjust to the servants.
Free Minds"The sentence will not be changed with Me, and I do not wrong the servants."
Qaribullah The Word cannot be changed with Me; I do not wrong My worshipers. '

George SaleThe sentence is not changed with me: Neither do I treat my servants unjustly.
JM RodwellMy doom changeth not, and I am not unjust to man."

AsadThe judgment passed by Me shall not be altered; but never do I do the least wrong unto My creatures!"



Qaf 050:030

50:30 يوم نقول لجهنم هل امتلات وتقول هل من مزيد


TransliterationYawma naqoolu lijahannama hali imtala/ti wataqoolu hal min mazeedin
LiteralA day/time We say to Hell : "Did you fill?" And it says: "Is (there) from an increase?"

Yusuf AliOne Day We will ask Hell, "Art thou filled to the full?" It will say, "Are there any more (to come)?"
PickthalOn the day when We say unto hell: Art thou filled? and it saith: Can there be more to come?
Arberry Upon the day We shall say unto Gehenna, 'Art thou filled?' And it shall say, 'Are there any more to come?'
ShakirOn the day that We will say to hell: Are you filled up? And it will say: Are there any more?
SarwarOn that day We shall ask hell, "Are you full?" It will say, "Are there any more?".
KhalifaThat is the day when we ask Hell, "Have you had enough?" It will say, "Give me more."
Hilali/KhanOn the Day when We will say to Hell: "Are you filled?" It will say: "Are there any more (to come)?"
H/K/SaheehOn the Day We will say to Hell, "Have you been filled?" and it will say, "Are there some more,"
MalikOn that Day, We shall ask the hell: "Are you full?" And the hell will answer: "Are there any more?"[30]
QXPOn that Day We will ask Hell, "Are you filled?" And it will answer, "Is there yet more for me?"
Maulana AliOn the day when We say to hell: Art thou filled up? And it will say: Are there any more?
Free MindsThe Day We say to Hell: "Are you full?", and it says: "I can take more."
Qaribullah On that Day We shall ask Gehenna: 'Are you full? ' And it will answer: 'Are there any more? '

George SaleOn that day We will say unto hell, art thou full? And it shall answer, is there yet any addition?
JM RodwellOn that day will we cry to Hell, "Art thou full?" And it shall say, "Are there more?"

AsadOn that Day We will ask hell, "Art thou filled?"- and it will answer, "[Nay,] is there yet more [for me]?"



Qaf 050:031

50:31 وازلفت الجنة للمتقين غير بعيد


TransliterationWaozlifati aljannatu lilmuttaqeena ghayra baAAeedin
LiteralAnd the Paradise was advanced/brought near to the fearing and obeying not far/distant.

Yusuf AliAnd the Garden will be brought nigh to the Righteous,- no more a thing distant.
PickthalAnd the Garden is brought nigh for those who kept from evil, no longer distant.
Arberry And Paradise shall be brought forward to the godfearing, not afar:
ShakirAnd the garden shall be brought near to those who guard (against evil), not far off:
SarwarParadise will be brought near for the pious ones
KhalifaParadise will be offered to the righteous, readily.
Hilali/KhanAnd Paradise will be brought near to the Muttaqoon (pious - see V.2:2) not far off.
H/K/SaheehAnd Paradise will be brought near to the righteous, not far,
MalikParadise shall be brought close to the righteous, which will no more be a distant thing,[31]
QXPAnd the Paradise will be brought close to those who walked aright, no longer distant.
Maulana AliAnd the Garden is brought near for those who guard against evil -- (it is) not distant.
Free MindsAnd Paradise is brought near to the righteous, not far off.
Qaribullah And Paradise, which is not far away, shall be brought closer to those who were cautious.

George SaleAnd paradise shall be brought near unto the pious;
JM RodwellAnd not far from thence shall Paradise be brought near unto the Pious:

AsadAnd [on that Day] paradise will be brought within the sight of [Lit., "brought near to".] the God-conscious, and will no longer be far away; [and they will be told:]



Qaf 050:032

50:32 هذا ماتوعدون لكل اواب حفيظ


TransliterationHatha ma tooAAadoona likulli awwabin hafeethin
LiteralThat (is) what you are being promised to each/every repentant/returning (to God), honest protector .

Yusuf Ali(A voice will say:) "This is what was promised for you,- for every one who turned (to Allah) in sincere repentance, who kept (His Law),
Pickthal(And it is said): This is that which ye were promised. (It is) for every penitent and heedful one,
Arberry 'This is that you were promised; it is for every mindful penitent.'
ShakirThis is what you were promised, (it is) for every one who turns frequently (to Allah), keeps (His limits);
Sarwar(and they will be told), "This is what you were promised. It is for everyone who turned in repentance to God, kept his promise,
KhalifaThis is what was promised to every repenter, steadfast.
Hilali/Khan(It will be said): "This is what you were promised, - (it is) for those oft-returning (to Allah) in sincere repentance, and those who preserve their covenant with Allah (by obeying Him in all what He has ordered, and worship none but Allah Alone, i.e. follow Allahs Religion, Islamic Monotheism).
H/K/Saheeh[It will be said], "This is what you were promised for every returner [to Allah] and keeper [of His covenant]
Malikand it will be said: "Here is what you were promised. It is for every penitent faithful person,[32]
QXPThis is what you were promised. It is for everyone who was turning to the Message and guarded it.
Maulana AliThis is what you are promised -- for every one turning (to Allah), keeping (the limits) --
Free MindsThis is what you have been promised, for every obedient, steadfast
Qaribullah (It shall be said to them): 'This is that you were promised. It is for every heeding penitent.

George Saleand it shall be said unto them, this is what ye have been promised; unto every one who turned himself unto God, and kept his commandments;
JM Rodwell- "This is what ye have been promised: to every one who hath turned in penitence to God and kept his laws;

Asad"This is what you were promised - [promised] unto everyone who was wont to turn unto God and to keep Him always in mind -



Qaf 050:033

50:33 من خشي الرحمن بالغيب وجاء بقلب منيب


TransliterationMan khashiya alrrahmana bialghaybi wajaa biqalbin muneebin
LiteralWho feared the merciful with the unseen/hidden and came with (a) repentant heart/mind .

Yusuf Ali"Who feared (Allah) Most Gracious Unseen, and brought a heart turned in devotion (to Him):
PickthalWho feareth the Beneficent in secret and cometh with a contrite heart.
Arberry Whosoever fears the All-merciful in the Unseen, and comes with a penitent heart:
ShakirWho fears the Beneficent Allah in secret and comes with a penitent heart:
Sarwarfeared the Beneficent God in secret, and turned to Him with a repenting heart".
KhalifaThey reverenced the Most Gracious, in their privacy, and came wholeheartedly.
Hilali/Khan"Who feared the Most Beneficent (Allah) in the Ghaib (unseen): (i.e. in this worldly life before seeing and meeting Him), and brought a heart turned in repentance (to Him - and absolutely free from each and every kind of polytheism),
H/K/SaheehWho feared the Most Merciful unseen and came with a heart returning [in repentance].
Malikwho feared the Compassionate (Allah) without seeing Him and will come before Him with a devoted heart."[33]
QXPEveryone who feared violating the Laws of the Beneficent even in privacy and came with a heart that kept turning to Him.
Maulana AliWho fears the Beneficent in secret, and comes with a penitent heart:
Free MindsThe one who feared the Almighty while unseen, and came with a repenting heart
Qaribullah Whosoever fears the Merciful in the Unseen, and comes with a contrite heart.

George Salewho feared the Merciful in secret, and came unto Him with a converted heart:
JM RodwellWho hath feared the God of Mercy in secret, and come to him with a contrite heart:

Asad[everyone] who stood in awe of the Most Gracious although He is beyond the reach of human perception, and who has come [unto Him] with a heart full of contrition. [See last sentence of 24:31 and the corresponding note.]



Qaf 050:034

50:34 ادخلوها بسلام ذلك يوم الخلود


TransliterationOdkhulooha bisalamin thalika yawmu alkhuloodi
LiteralEnter it with safety/security/peace, that (is) the immortality's/eternity's day/time.

Yusuf Ali"Enter ye therein in Peace and Security; this is a Day of Eternal Life!"
PickthalEnter it in peace. This is the day of immortality.
Arberry 'Enter it in peace! This is the Day of Eternity.'
ShakirEnter it in peace, that is the day of abiding.
Sarwar(They will be told), "Enter Paradise in peace and, therein, you will live forever".
KhalifaEnter it in peace; this is the Day of Eternity.
Hilali/Khan"Enter you therein in peace and security; this is a Day of eternal life!"
H/K/SaheehEnter it in peace. This is the Day of Eternity."
MalikAllah will say: "Enter it in peace; this is the Day of Eternal Life!"[34]
QXPEnter this Paradise in Peace! This is the Day of immortality.
Maulana AliEnter it in peace. That is the day of abiding.
Free MindsEnter it in peace. This is the Day of eternal life.
Qaribullah Enter it in peace. This is the Day of Eternity! '

George SaleEnter the same in peace: This is the day of eternity.
JM RodwellEnter it in peace: this is the day of Eternity."

AsadEnter this [paradise] in peace; this is the Day on which life abiding begins!" [Lit., "the Day of Abiding".]



Qaf 050:035

50:35 لهم مايشاؤون فيها ولدينا مزيد


TransliterationLahum ma yashaoona feeha waladayna mazeedun
LiteralFor them what they will/want in it, and an increase (is) at Us.

Yusuf AliThere will be for them therein all that they wish,- and more besides in Our Presence.
PickthalThere they have all that they desire, and there is more with Us.
Arberry Therein they shall have whatever they will; and with Us there is yet more.
ShakirThey have therein what they wish and with Us is more yet.
SarwarThey will have therein whatever they want and will receive from Us more rewards
KhalifaThey get anything they wish therein, and we have even more.
Hilali/KhanThere they will have all that they desire, and We have more (for them, i.e. a glance at the All-Mighty, All-Majestic ).
H/K/SaheehThey will have whatever they wish therein, and with Us is more.
MalikThere they shall have all that they wish, and We shall have yet more to give.[35]
QXPThere they have all they desire, and therein is yet more with Us.
Maulana AliFor them therein is all they wish, and with Us is yet more.
Free MindsIn it they will have what they wish, and We have even more.
Qaribullah There they have all that they desire, and with Us is much more.

George SaleTherein shall they have whatever they shall desire; and there will be a superabundant addition of bliss with Us.
JM RodwellThere shall they have all that they can desire: and our's will it be to augment their bliss:

AsadIn that [paradise] they shall have whatever they may desire - but there is yet more with Us.



Qaf 050:036

50:36 وكم اهلكنا قبلهم من قرن رهم اشد منهم بطشا فنقبوا في البلاد هل من محيص


TransliterationWakam ahlakna qablahum min qarnin hum ashaddu minhum batshan fanaqqaboo fee albiladi hal min maheesin
LiteralAnd how many We destroyed before them from (a) generation/century they are stronger than them (in) violent destruction/attack, so they searched/investigated in the countries/lands , is (there) from (an) escape/diversion?

Yusuf AliBut how many generations before them did We destroy (for their sins),- stronger in power than they? Then did they wander through the land: was there any place of escape (for them)?
PickthalAnd how many a generation We destroyed before them, who were mightier than these in prowess so that they overran the lands! Had they any place of refuge (when the judgment came)?
Arberry How many a generation We destroyed before them that was stronger in valour than they, then they searched about in the land; was there any asylum?
ShakirAnd how many a generation did We destroy before them who were mightier in prowess than they, so they went about and about in the lands. Is there a place of refuge?
SarwarHow many an ancient town who were much stronger than them (unbelievers) did We destroy. (In vain), they wandered through the land in search of a place of refuge from Our torment.
KhalifaMany a generation before them, who were more powerful, we annihilated. They searched the land; did they find an escape?
Hilali/KhanAnd how many a generation We have destroyed before them, who were stronger in power than them, and (when Our Torment came) they ran for a refuge in the land! Could they find any place of refuge (for them to save themselves from destruction)?
H/K/SaheehAnd how many a generation before them did We destroy who were greater than them in [striking] power and had explored throughout the lands. Is there any place of escape?
MalikHow many generations, far stronger in power, have We destroyed before them! They searched the entire land: but could they find any refuge?[36]
QXP(All this is the Law of Requital.) And how many a generation We annihilated before them, of greater might than theirs! But, then they wandered on the face of the earth asking, "Is there a place of refuge?"
Maulana AliAnd how many a generation We destroyed before them who were mightier in prowess than they! so they went about in the lands. Is there a place of refuge?
Free MindsAnd how many a generation before them have We destroyed? They were stronger in power, and they had dominated the land. Did they find any sanctuary?
Qaribullah How many generations, stronger in might than they have We destroyed before them! They searched the land, could they find any asylum?

George SaleHow many generations have We destroyed before the Meccans, which were more mighty than they in strength? Pass, therefore, through the regions of the earth, and see whether there be any refuge from our vengeance?
JM RodwellAnd how many generations have we destroyed ere the days of these (Meccans), mightier than they in strength! Search ye then the land. Is there any escape?

AsadAND HOW MANY a generation have We destroyed before those [who now deny the truth] [This connects with verses 12-14 above. It should be borne in mind that in ancient Arabic usage the term qarn - here rendered as "generation" - often denotes "a period of time succeeding another": hence, a "century", or "people of one and the same period" and, finally, a "civilization" in the historical sense of this word. That this last significance is intended here becomes evident from the sequence.] - people of greater might than theirs -: but [when Our chastisement befell them,] they became wanderers on the face of the earth, seeking no more than a place of refuge [Lit., "they wandered searching (naqqabu) in the lands: Is there any place of refuge?" - implying that after the destruction of their civilization they could do no more than strive for bare survival.]



Qaf 050:037

50:37 ان في ذلك لذكرى لمن كان له قلب او القى السمع وهو شهيد


TransliterationInna fee thalika lathikra liman kana lahu qalbun aw alqa alssamAAa wahuwa shaheedun
LiteralThat truly in that (is) a remembrance/reminder (E) to who was for him (a) heart/mind , or He threw the hearing/listening , and He is witnessing/testifying.

Yusuf AliVerily in this is a Message for any that has a heart and understanding or who gives ear and earnestly witnesses (the truth).
PickthalLo! therein verily is a reminder for him who hath a heart, or giveth ear with full intelligence.
Arberry Surely in that there is a reminder to him who has a heart, or will give ear with a present mind.
ShakirMost surely there is a reminder in this for him who has a heart or he gives ear and is a witness.
SarwarThis is a reminder for everyone who understands, listens, and sees.
KhalifaThis should be a lesson for everyone who possesses a mind, or is able to hear and witness.
Hilali/KhanVerily, therein is indeed a reminder for him who has a heart or gives ear while he is heedful.
H/K/SaheehIndeed in that is a reminder for whoever has a heart or who listens while he is present [in mind].
MalikSurely in this there is a lesson for every person who has a heart, and can hear and witness.[37]
QXPTherein, behold, is a reminder for him who has a heart, that is, listens with a presence of mind. ((50:21). 'Aw' = Or = That is = So that = As it is = And so).
Maulana AliSurely there is a reminder in this for him who has a heart or he gives ear and is a witness.
Free MindsIn that is a reminder for whoever has a heart, or cares to listen while he is heedful.
Qaribullah Surely, in this there is a Reminder for he who has a heart or listens attentively while witnessing.

George SaleVerily herein is an admonition unto him who hath a heart to understand, or giveth ear, and is present with an attentive mind.
JM RodwellLo! herein is warning for him who hath a heart, or giveth ear, and is himself an eye-witness.

AsadIn this, behold, there is indeed a reminder for everyone whose heart is wide-awake [Thus Zamakhshari; literally, the phrase reads, "who has a heart".] -that is, [everyone who] lends ear with a conscious mind - [Lit., "or lends ear and is withal a witness (wa-huwa shahid)", which latter phrase Zamakhshari explains as meaning "is present with his intellect", i.e., with a conscious mind. (Cf. the same use of the term shahid in verse 21.) The conjunctive particle "or" (aw) which precedes the above clause does not signify an alternative but has - as is often the case in Quranic usage - an explanatory function, similar to phrases like "that is" or "in other words", followed by an amplification of what was said before.]



Qaf 050:038

50:38 ولقد خلقنا السماوات والارض ومابينهما في ستة ايام ومامسنا من لغوب


TransliterationWalaqad khalaqna alssamawati waal-arda wama baynahuma fee sittati ayyamin wama massana min lughoobin
LiteralAnd We had (E) created the skies/space and the earth/Planet Earth and what (is) between them (B) in six days/times, and exhaustion did not touch Us.

Yusuf AliWe created the heavens and the earth and all between them in Six Days, nor did any sense of weariness touch Us.
PickthalAnd verily We created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in six Days, and naught of weariness touched Us.
Arberry We created the heavens and the earth, and what between them is, in six days, and no weariness touched Us.
ShakirAnd certainly We created the heavens and the earth and what is between them in six periods and there touched Us not any fatigue.
SarwarWe created the heavens, the earth, and all that is between them in six days without experiencing any fatigue.
KhalifaWe have created the heavens and the earth, and everything between them in six days, and no fatigue touched us.
Hilali/KhanAnd indeed We created the heavens and the earth and all between them in six Days and nothing of fatigue touched Us.
H/K/SaheehAnd We did certainly create the heavens and earth and what is between them in six days, and there touched Us no weariness.
MalikWe created the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them in six periods, and no fatigue touched Us.[38]
QXPAnd (who believes that) verily, We created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in six stages, and weariness did not even touch Us.
Maulana AliAnd certainly We created the heavens and the earth and what is between them in six periods, and no fatigue touched Us.
Free MindsAnd We have created the heavens and the Earth and what is between them in six days, and no fatigue touched Us.
Qaribullah In six days We created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them and no weariness touched Us!

George SaleWe created the heavens and the earth, and whatever is between them, in six days; and no weariness affected us.
JM RodwellWe created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six days, and no weariness touched us.

Asadand [who knows that] We have indeed created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six aeons, and [that] no weariness could ever touch Us. [The whole of this passage (verses 36-38) stresses God's omnipotence, which can be perceived by "anyone whose heart is wide-awake". The above reference to God's having created the universe "in six aeons" is the oldest in the chronology of Quranic revelation. In this connection it is to be noted that in ancient Arabic usage the term yawm does not always denote the twenty-four hours of the earthly "day", but is also applied to any period of time, however long or short. In the cosmic sense in which it is used here and elsewhere in the Quran, the plural ayyam is best rendered as "aeons". The mention of the impossibility of God's ever being "wearied" by the process of creation connects the present passage with verse 15 of this surah and, thus, alludes to God's power to resurrect the dead.]



Qaf 050:039

50:39 فاصبر على مايقولون وسبح بحمد ربك قبل طلوع الشمس وقبل الغروب


TransliterationFaisbir AAala ma yaqooloona wasabbih bihamdi rabbika qabla tulooAAi alshshamsi waqabla alghuroobi
LiteralSo be patient on what they say, and praise/glorify with your Lord's praise/gratitude/thanks before the sun's ascent/rising , and before the sunset.

Yusuf AliBear, then, with patience, all that they say, and celebrate the praises of thy Lord, before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting.
PickthalTherefor (O Muhammad) bear with what they say, and hymn the praise of thy Lord before the rising and before the setting of the sun;
Arberry So be thou patient under what they say, and proclaim thy Lord's praise before the rising of the sun, and before its setting,
ShakirTherefore be patient of what they say, and sing the praise of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before the setting.
Sarwar(Muhammad), exercise patience against what they say. Glorify your Lord with His praise before sunrise and sunset.
KhalifaTherefore, be patient in the face of their utterances, and praise and glorify your Lord before sunrise, and before sunset.
Hilali/KhanSo bear with patience (O Muhammad SAW) all that they say, and glorify the Praises of your Lord, before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting (i.e. the Fajr, Zuhr, and Asr prayers) .
H/K/SaheehSo be patient, [O Muúammad], over what they say and exalt [Allah] with praise of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before its setting,
MalikTherefore, O Prophet, bear with them in patience whatever they say, and keep on glorifying your Lord before sunrise and before sunset.[39]
QXPHence, bear with patience whatever they say, and keep doing your best from before the rising of the sun to after it sets, for establishing the Glory and Praise of your Lord.
Maulana AliSo bear with what they say, and celebrate the praise of thy Lord before the rising of the sun and before the setting.
Free MindsSo be patient to what they are saying, and glorify the grace of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before the setting.
Qaribullah Bear then with patience what they say. Exalt with the praise of your Lord before sunrise and before sunset.

George SaleWherefore patiently suffer what they say; and celebrate the praise of thy Lord before sun-rise, and before sun-set,
JM RodwellWherefore put up with what they say, and celebrate the praise of thy Lord before sunrise and before sunset:

AsadHENCE, [O believer,] bear thou with patience whatever they may say, [Sc., "regarding the alleged `impossibility' of resurrection".] and extol thy Sustainer's limitless glory and praise before the rising of the sun and before its setting; [I.e., "remember His almightiness at all times of day".]



Qaf 050:040

50:40 ومن الليل فسبحه وادبار السجود


TransliterationWamina allayli fasabbihhu waadbara alssujoodi
LiteralAnd from the night so praise/glorify Him, and (during) the prostration's ends/backs.

Yusuf AliAnd during part of the night, (also,) celebrate His praises, and (so likewise) after the postures of adoration.
PickthalAnd in the night-time hymn His praise, and after the (prescribed) prostrations.
Arberry and proclaim thy Lord's praise in the night, and at the ends of the prostrations.
ShakirAnd glorify Him in the night and after the prayers.
SarwarGlorify Him during the night and also glorify Him after prostration.
KhalifaDuring the night you shall meditate on His name, and after prostrating.
Hilali/KhanAnd during a part of the night (also), glorify His praises (i.e. Maghrib and Isha prayers), and (so likewise) after the prayers (As-Sunnah, Nawafil optional and additional prayers, and also glorify, praise and magnify Allah - Subhan Allah, Alhamdu lillah, Allahu-Akbar).
H/K/SaheehAnd [in part] of the night exalt Him and after prostration.
MalikAnd glorify Him during a part of the night and after the prostration (prayers).[40]
QXPAnd at night too, do your best, hence, all humanity will come to adore Him. (52:49), (73:20).
Maulana AliAnd glorify Him in the night and after prostration.
Free MindsAnd from the night glorify Him, and after prostrating.
Qaribullah And exalt Him in the night, and at the ends of the prostrations.

George Saleand praise Him in some part of the night: And perform the additional parts of worship.
JM RodwellAnd praise Him in the night: and perform the two final prostrations.

Asadand in the night, too, extol His glory, and at every prayer's end. [Lit., "at the ends (adbar) of prostration".]



Qaf 050:041

50:41 واستمع يوم يناد المناد من مكان قريب


TransliterationWaistamiAA yawma yunadi almunadi min makanin qareebin
LiteralAnd hear/listen a day/time the caller calls from a near/close place/position .

Yusuf AliAnd listen for the Day when the Caller will call out from a place quiet near,-
PickthalAnd listen on the day when the crier crieth from a near place,
Arberry And listen thou for the day when the caller shall call from a near place.
ShakirAnd listen on the day when the crier shall cry from a near place
SarwarWait for the day when the trumpet will be sounded from a nearby place.
KhalifaPrepare for the day when the caller calls from a place that is near.
Hilali/KhanAnd listen on the Day when the caller will call from a near place,
H/K/SaheehAnd listen on the Day when the Caller will call out from a place that is near
MalikAnd listen! The Day when the Caller will call out from a place quite near,[41]
QXPAnd the day is coming when a caller will call from close-by. (The enemy will approach you for war).
Maulana AliAnd listen on the day when the crier cries from a near place --
Free MindsAnd listen to the Day when the caller will call from a near place.
Qaribullah Listen for the Day when the Caller will call from a nearby place.

George SaleAnd hearken unto the day whereon the cryer shall call men to judgement from a near place:
JM RodwellAnd list for the day whereon the crier shall cry from a place near to every one alike:

AsadAnd [always] listen for the day when He who issues the call [of death] shall call [thee] from close-by; [Lit., "from a place nearby" - i.e., from within man himself: an echo of verse 15, "We are closer to him than his neck-vein". The "call" spoken of here is evidently the call of death, for which man should always be prepared.]



Qaf 050:042

50:42 يوم يسمعون الصيحة بالحق ذلك يوم الخروج


TransliterationYawma yasmaAAoona alssayhata bialhaqqi thalika yawmu alkhurooji
LiteralA day/time they hear/listen (to) the loud strong cry/torture raid with the truth , that (is) the Exit Day/Resurrection Day.

Yusuf AliThe Day when they will hear a (mighty) Blast in (very) truth: that will be the Day of Resurrection.
PickthalThe day when they will hear the (Awful) Cry in truth. That is the day of coming forth (from the graves).
Arberry On the day they hear the Cry in truth, that is the day of coming forth.
ShakirThe day when they shall hear the cry in truth; that is the day of coming forth.
SarwarOn that day they will certainly hear the sound of the trumpet and that will be the Day of Resurrection.
KhalifaWhen they hear the inevitable cry; that is the day you come out.
Hilali/KhanThe Day when they will hear As-Saihah (shout, etc.) in truth, that will be the Day of coming out (from the graves i.e. the Day of Resurrection).
H/K/SaheehThe Day they will hear the blast [of the Horn] in truth. That is the Day of Emergence [from the graves].
Malikthe Day when the people will hear the mighty blast in reality; that will be the Day of coming forth (the dead will rise from their graves).[42]
QXPThe day on which they will hear the real battle-cry. That is the day of coming forth (along with your companions, O Prophet).
Maulana AliThe day when they hear the cry in truth. That is the day of coming forth.
Free MindsThe Day they hear the scream with truth. That is the Day of coming out.
Qaribullah On the Day when they will hear the Shout, in truth that Day they will emerge.

George SaleThe day whereon they shall hear the voice of the trumpet in truth: This will be the day of mens coming forth from their graves:
JM RodwellThe day on which men shall in truth hear that shout will be the day of their coming forth from the grave.

Asad[and bethink thyself, too, of] the Day on which all [human beings] will in truth hear the final blast - that Day of [their] coming-forth [from death].



Qaf 050:043

50:43 انا نحن نحيي ونميت والينا المصير


TransliterationInna nahnu nuhyee wanumeetu wa-ilayna almaseeru
LiteralThat We, We revive/make alive, and We make die, and to Us (is) the end/destination.

Yusuf AliVerily it is We Who give Life and Death; and to Us is the Final Goal-
PickthalLo! We it is Who quicken and give death, and unto Us is the journeying.
Arberry It is We who give life, and make to die, and to Us is the homecoming.
ShakirSurely We give life and cause to die, and to Us is the eventual coming;
SarwarWe give life and cause things to die. To Us all things will return.
KhalifaWe are the ones who control life and death; to us is the final destiny.
Hilali/KhanVerily, We it is Who give life and cause death; and to Us is the final return,
H/K/SaheehIndeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and to Us is the destination
MalikSurely it is We Who give life and death; and to Us shall all return,[43]
QXPVerily, it is We Who grant life and dispense death, and unto us is the destination. (8:42).
Maulana AliSurely We give life and cause to die, and to Us is the eventual coming --
Free MindsWe are the Ones who give life and bring death, and to Us is the destiny.
Qaribullah It is We who give life and make to die. To Us is the arrival.

George SaleWe give life, and We cause to die; and unto Us shall be the return of all creatures:
JM RodwellVerily, we cause to live, and we cause to die. To us shall all return.

AsadVerily, it is We who grant life and deal death; and with Us will be all journeys' end



Qaf 050:044

50:44 يوم تشقق الارض عنهم سراعا ذلك حشر علينا يسير


TransliterationYawma tashaqqaqu al-ardu AAanhum siraAAan thalika hashrun AAalayna yaseerun
LiteralA day/time the earth/Planet Earth splits/cracks from them quickening/speeding/rushing, that (is a) gathering easy/small on Us.

Yusuf AliThe Day when the Earth will be rent asunder, from (men) hurrying out: that will be a gathering together,- quite easy for Us.
PickthalOn the day when the earth splitteth asunder from them, hastening forth (they come). That is a gathering easy for Us (to make).
Arberry Upon the day when the earth is split asunder from about them as they hasten forth; that is a mustering easy for Us.
ShakirThe day on which the earth shall cleave asunder under them, they will make haste; that is a gathering together easy to Us.
SarwarOn the day when the earth is rent asunder, they will quickly come out of their graves. This is how easy it is for Us to bring about the Day of Resurrection.
KhalifaThe day will come when the earth cracks in a hurry, giving rise to them. Such summoning is easy for us to do.
Hilali/KhanOn the Day when the earth shall be cleft, from off them, (they will come out) hastening forth. That will be a gathering, quite easy for Us.
H/K/SaheehOn the Day the earth breaks away from them [and they emerge] rapidly; that is a gathering easy for Us.
Malikon that Day when the earth shall split asunder and the people shall be rushing out of it; that gathering them together shall be quite easy for Us.[44]
QXPOn that day, the earth will split asunder before them (they shall fail to advance). This assembling of the forces is easy for Us.
Maulana AliThe day when the earth cleaves asunder from them, hastening forth. That is a gathering easy to Us.
Free MindsThe Day when the Earth will rapidly crumble away from them; that will be a gathering which is easy for Us.
Qaribullah Upon that Day the earth will be rent asunder from around them as they hurry forth that is an easy gathering for Us.

George SaleThe day whereon the earth shall suddenly cleave in sunder over them. This will be an assembly easy for us to assemble.
JM RodwellOn the day when the earth shall swiftly cleave asunder over the dead, will this gathering be easy to Us.

Asadon the Day when the earth is riven asunder all around them as they hasten forth [towards God's judgment]: that gathering will be easy for Us [to encompass].



Qaf 050:045

50:45 نحن اعلم بما يقولون وماانت عليهم بجبار فذكر بالقران من يخاف وعيد


TransliterationNahnu aAAlamu bima yaqooloona wama anta AAalayhim bijabbarin fathakkir bialqur-ani man yakhafu waAAeedi
LiteralWe are more knowledgeable with what they say, and you are not on them with a tyrant , so remind with the Koran who fears My threat.383

Yusuf AliWe know best what they say; and thou art not one to overawe them by force. So admonish with the Qur'an such as fear My Warning!
PickthalWe are Best Aware of what they say, and thou (O Muhammad) art in no wise a compeller over them. But warn by the Qur'an him who feareth My threat.
Arberry We know very well what they say; thou art not a tyrant over them. Therefore remind by the Koran him who fears My threat.
ShakirWe know best what they say, and you are not one to compel them; therefore remind him by means of the Quran who fears My threat.
SarwarWe know best what they say and you cannot compel them. Remind, by way of the Quran, those who have fear of My warnings.
KhalifaWe are fully aware of everything they utter, while you have no power over them. Therefore, remind with this Quran, those who reverence My warnings.
Hilali/KhanWe know of best what they say; and you (O Muhammad SAW) are not a tyrant over them (to force them to Belief). But warn by the Quran, him who fears My Threat.
H/K/SaheehWe are most knowing of what they say, and you are not over them a tyrant. But remind by the Qurâ an whoever fears My threat.
MalikWe know very well what these unbelievers say. You (O Muhammad) are not there to compel them to believe. So admonish with this Qur’an every such person who fears My warning.[45]
QXPWe know full well whatever they say, and you are, by no means, a compeller over them. Nevertheless, remind with this Qur'an, any who would fear My warning!
Maulana AliWe know best what they say, and thou art not one to compel them. So remind by means of the Qur’an him who fears My threat.
Free MindsWe are totally aware of what they say, and you are not to be a tyrant over them. So remind with the Quran those who fear My promise.
Qaribullah Indeed, We know what they say. You (Prophet Muhammad) are not a tyrant over them. Therefore, remind by the Koran whosoever fears (My) threat.

George SaleWe well know what the unbelievers say; and thou art not sent to compel them forcibly to the faith. Wherefore warn, by the Koran, him who feareth my threatening.
JM RodwellWe know best what the infidels say: and thou art not to compel them. Warn then by the Koran those who fear my menace.

AsadFully aware are We of what they [who deny resurrection] do say; and thou canst by no means force them [to believe in it]. Yet none the less, remind, through this Quran, all such as may fear My warning.


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