AL-GHAFIR (THE FORGIVER (GOD) )
the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
YUSUFALI: "Something like the fate
of the People of Noah, the 'Ad, and the Thamud, and those who came
after them: but Allah never wishes injustice to his Servants.
PICKTHAL: A plight like that of Noah's
folk, and A'ad and Thamud, and those after them, and Allah willeth no
injustice for (His) slaves.
SHAKIR: The like of what befell the
people of Nuh and Ad and Samood and those after them, and Allah does
not desire injustice for (His) servants;
YUSUFALI: "And O my people! I fear
for you a Day when there will be Mutual calling (and wailing),-
PICKTHAL: And, O my people! Lo! I fear
for you a Day of Summoning,
SHAKIR: And, O my people! I fear for you
the day of calling out,
YUSUFALI: "A Day when ye shall turn
your backs and flee: No defender shall ye have from Allah: Any whom
Allah leaves to stray, there is none to guide...
PICKTHAL: A day when ye will turn to
flee, having no preserver from Allah: and he whom Allah sendeth
astray, for him there is no guide.
SHAKIR: The day on which you will turn
back retreating; there shall be no savior for you from Allah, and
whomsoever Allah causes to err, there is no guide for him:
YUSUFALI: "And to you there came
Joseph in times gone by, with Clear Signs, but ye ceased not to doubt
of the (Mission) for which he had come: At length, when he died, ye
said: 'No messenger will Allah send after him.' thus doth Allah leave
to stray such as transgress and live in doubt,-
PICKTHAL: And verily Joseph brought you
of old clear proofs, yet ye ceased not to be in doubt concerning what
he brought you till, when he died, ye said: Allah will not send any
messenger after him. Thus Allah deceiveth him who is a prodigal, a
SHAKIR: And certainly Yusuf came to you
before with clear arguments, but you ever remained in doubt as to what
he brought; until when he died, you said: Allah will never raise a
messenger after him. Thus does Allah cause him to err who is
extravagant, a doubter
YUSUFALI: "(Such) as dispute about
the Signs of Allah, without any authority that hath reached them,
grievous and odious (is such conduct) in the sight of Allah and of the
Believers. Thus doth Allah, seal up every heart - of arrogant and
PICKTHAL: Those who wrangle concerning
the revelations of Allah without any warrant that hath come unto them,
it is greatly hateful in the sight of Allah and in the sight of those
who believe. Thus doth Allah print on every arrogant, disdainful
SHAKIR: Those who dispute concerning the
communications of Allah without any authority that He has given them;
greatly hated is it by Allah and by-those who believe. Thus does Allah
set a seal over the heart of every proud, haughty one.
YUSUFALI: Pharaoh said: "O Haman!
Build me a lofty palace, that I may attain the ways and means-
PICKTHAL: And Pharaoh said: O Haman!
Build for me a tower that haply I may reach the roads,
SHAKIR: And Firon said: O Haman! build
for me a tower that I may attain the means of access,
YUSUFALI: "The ways and means of
(reaching) the heavens, and that I may mount up to the god of Moses:
But as far as I am concerned, I think (Moses) is a liar!" Thus
was made alluring, in Pharaoh's eyes, the evil of his deeds, and he
was hindered from the Path; and the plot of Pharaoh led to nothing but
perdition (for him).
PICKTHAL: The roads of the heavens, and
may look upon the god of Moses, though verily I think him a liar. Thus
was the evil that he did made fairseeming unto Pharaoh, and he was
debarred from the (right) way. The plot of Pharaoh ended but in ruin.
SHAKIR: The means of access to the
heavens, then reach the god of Musa, and I surely think him to be a
liar. And thus the evil of his deed was made fairseeming to Firon, and
he was turned away from the way; and the struggle of Firon was not (to
end) in aught but destruction.
YUSUFALI: The man who believed said
further: "O my people! Follow me: I will lead you to the Path of
PICKTHAL: And he who believed said: O my
people! Follow me. I will show you the way of right conduct.
SHAKIR: And he who believed said: O my
people! follow me, I will guide you to the right course;
YUSUFALI: "O my people! This life of
the present is nothing but (temporary) convenience: It is the
Hereafter that is the Home that will last.
PICKTHAL: O my people! Lo! this life of
the world is but a passing comfort, and lo! the Hereafter, that is the
SHAKIR: O my people! this life of the
world is only a (passing) enjoyment, and surely the hereafter is the
abode to settle;
YUSUFALI: "He that works evil will
not be requited but by the like thereof: and he that works a righteous
deed - whether man or woman - and is a Believer- such will enter the
Garden (of Bliss): Therein will they have abundance without measure.
PICKTHAL: Whoso doeth an ill-deed, he
will be repaid the like thereof, while whoso doeth right, whether male
or female, and is a believer, (all) such will enter the Garden, where
they will be nourished without stint.
SHAKIR: Whoever does an evil, he shall
not be recompensed (with aught) but the like of it, and whoever does
good, whether male or female, and he is a believer, these shall enter
the garden, in which they shall be given sustenance without measure.