AS-SAAFFAT (51-60)

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.  


YUSUFALI: For the like of this let all strive, who wish to strive.
PICKTHAL: For the like of this, then, let the workers work.
SHAKIR: For the like of this then let the workers work.


YUSUFALI: Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum?
PICKTHAL: Is this better as a welcome, or the tree of Zaqqum?
SHAKIR: Is this better as an entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum?


YUSUFALI: For We have truly made it (as) a trial for the wrong-doers.
PICKTHAL: Lo! We have appointed it a torment for wrong-doers.
SHAKIR: Surely We have made it to be a trial to the unjust.


YUSUFALI: For it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-Fire:
PICKTHAL: Lo! it is a tree that springeth in the heart of hell.
SHAKIR: Surely it is a tree that-grows in the bottom of the hell;


YUSUFALI: The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of devils:
PICKTHAL: Its crop is as it were the heads of devils
SHAKIR: Its produce is as it were the heads of the serpents.


YUSUFALI: Truly they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith.
PICKTHAL: And lo! they verily must eat thereof, and fill (their) bellies therewith.
SHAKIR: Then most surely they shall eat of it and fill (their) bellies with it.


YUSUFALI: Then on top of that they will be given a mixture made of boiling water.
PICKTHAL: And afterward, lo! thereupon they have a drink of boiling water
SHAKIR: Then most surely they shall have after it to drink of a mixture prepared in boiling water.


YUSUFALI: Then shall their return be to the (Blazing) Fire.
PICKTHAL: And afterward, lo! their return is surely unto hell.
SHAKIR: Then most surely their return shall be to hell.


YUSUFALI: Truly they found their fathers on the wrong Path;
PICKTHAL: They indeed found their fathers astray,
SHAKIR: Surely they found their fathers going astray,


YUSUFALI: So they (too) were rushed down on their footsteps!
PICKTHAL: But they make haste (to follow) in their footsteps.
SHAKIR: So in their footsteps they are being hastened on.