the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
YUSUFALI: "Or the water of the
garden will run off underground so that thou wilt never be able to
PICKTHAL: Or some morning the water
thereof will be lost in the earth so that thou canst not make search
SHAKIR: Or its waters should sink down
into the ground so that you are unable to find it.
YUSUFALI: So his fruits (and enjoyment)
were encompassed (with ruin), and he remained twisting and turning his
hands over what he had spent on his property, which had (now) tumbled
to pieces to its very foundations, and he could only say, "Woe is
me! Would I had never ascribed partners to my Lord and
PICKTHAL: And his fruit was beset (with
destruction). Then began he to wring his hands for all that he had
spent upon it, when (now) it was all ruined on its trellises, and to
say: Would that I had ascribed no partner to my Lord!
SHAKIR: And his wealth was destroyed; so
he began to wring his hands for what he had spent on it, while it lay,
having fallen down upon its roofs, and he said: Ah me! would that I
had not associated anyone with my Lord.
YUSUFALI: Nor had he numbers to help him
against Allah, nor was he able to deliver himself.
PICKTHAL: And he had no troop of men to
help him as against Allah, nor could he save himself.
SHAKIR: And he had no host to help him
besides Allah nor could he defend himself.
YUSUFALI: There, the (only) protection
comes from Allah, the True One. He is the Best to reward, and the Best
to give success.
PICKTHAL: In this case is protection only
from Allah, the True, He is Best for reward, and best for consequence.
SHAKIR: Here is protection only Allah's,
the True One; He is best in (the giving of) reward and best in
YUSUFALI: Set forth to them the
similitude of the life of this world: It is like the rain which we
send down from the skies: the earth's vegetation absorbs it, but soon
it becomes dry stubble, which the winds do scatter: it is (only) Allah
who prevails over all things.
PICKTHAL: And coin for them the
similitude of the life of the world as water which We send down from
the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingleth with it and then
becometh dry twigs that the winds scatter. Allah is able to do all
SHAKIR: And set forth to them parable of
the life of this world: like water which We send down from the cloud
so the herbage of the earth becomes tangled on account of it, then it
becomes dry broken into pieces which the winds scatter; and Allah is
the holder of power over all things.
YUSUFALI: Wealth and sons are allurements
of the life of this world: But the things that endure, good deeds, are
best in the sight of thy Lord, as rewards, and best as (the foundation
PICKTHAL: Wealth and children are an
ornament of the life of the world. But the good deeds which endure are
better in thy Lord's sight for reward, and better in respect of hope.
SHAKIR: Wealth and children are an
adornment of the life of this world; and the ever-abiding, the good
works, are better with your Lord in reward and better in expectation.
YUSUFALI: One Day We shall remove the
mountains, and thou wilt see the earth as a level stretch, and We
shall gather them, all together, nor shall We leave out any one of
PICKTHAL: And (bethink you of) the Day
when we remove the hills and ye see the earth emerging, and We gather
them together so as to leave not one of them behind.
SHAKIR: And the day on which We will
cause the mountains to pass away and you will see the earth a levelled
plain and We will gather them and leave not any one of them behind.
YUSUFALI: And they will be marshalled
before thy Lord in ranks, (with the announcement), "Now have ye
come to Us (bare) as We created you first: aye, ye thought We shall
not fulfil the appointment made to you to meet (Us)!":
PICKTHAL: And they are set before thy
Lord in ranks (and it is said unto them): Now verily have ye come unto
Us as We created you at the first. But ye thought that We had set no
tryst for you.
SHAKIR: And they shall be brought before
your Lord, standing in ranks: Now certainly you have come to Us as We
created you at first. Nay, you thought that We had not appointed to
you a time of the fulfillment of the promise.
YUSUFALI: And the Book (of Deeds) will be
placed (before you); and thou wilt see the sinful in great terror
because of what is (recorded) therein; they will say, "Ah! woe to
us! what a Book is this! It leaves out nothing small or great, but
takes account thereof!" They will find all that they did, placed
before them: And not one will thy Lord treat with injustice.
PICKTHAL: And the Book is placed, and
thou seest the guilty fearful of that which is therein, and they say:
What kind of a Book is this that leaveth not a small thing nor a great
thing but hath counted it! And they find all that they did confronting
them, and thy Lord wrongeth no-one.
SHAKIR: And the Book shall be placed,
then you will see the guilty fearing from what is in it, and they will
say: Ah! woe to us! what a book is this! it does not omit a small one
nor a great one, but numbers them (all); and what they had done they
shall find present (there); and your Lord does not deal unjustly with
YUSUFALI: Behold! We said to the angels,
"Bow down to Adam": They bowed down except Iblis. He was one
of the Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord. Will ye then take
him and his progeny as protectors rather than Me? And they are enemies
to you! Evil would be the exchange for the wrong-doers!
PICKTHAL: And (remember) when We said
unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, and they fell prostrate,
all save Iblis. He was of the jinn, so he rebelled against his Lord's
command. Will ye choose him and his seed for your protecting friends
instead of Me, when they are an enemy unto you? Calamitous is the
exchange for evil-doers.
SHAKIR: And when We said to the angels:
Make obeisance to Adam; they made obeisance but Iblis (did it not). He
was of the jinn, so he transgressed the commandment of his Lord. What!
would you then take him and his offspring for friends rather than Me,
and they are your enemies? Evil is (this) change for the unjust.