Chapter 15

Surah Al Hijr (The Rocky Tract)


surah 15 - verse 81

translator's name verse
Arberry We brought them. Our signs, and they turned away from them.
Maududi We also gave them Our Signs, yet they turned away from them.
Pickthall And we gave them Our revelations, but they were averse to them.
Sahih And We gave them Our signs, but from them they were turning away.
Yusuf Ali We sent them Our Signs, but they persisted in turning away from them.


surah 15 - verse 82

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Arberry They were hewing the mountains into houses, therein dwelling securely;
Maududi They used to hew out houses from the mountains and lived in security.
Pickthall And they used to hew out dwellings from the hills, (wherein they dwelt) secure.
Sahih And they used to carve from the mountains, houses, feeling secure.
Yusuf Ali Out of the mountains did they hew (their) edifices, (feeling themselves) secure.


surah 15 - verse 83

translator's name verse
Arberry and the Cry seized them in the morning;
Maududi Then the Blast caught them in the morning
Pickthall But the (Awful) Cry overtook them at the morning hour,
Sahih But the shriek seized them at early morning.
Yusuf Ali But the (mighty) Blast seized them of a morning,


surah 15 - verse 84

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Arberry that they earned did not avail them.
Maududi and whatever they had been earning proved of no avail.
Pickthall And that which they were wont to count as gain availed them not.
Sahih So nothing availed them [from] what they used to earn.
Yusuf Ali And of no avail to them was all that they did (with such art and care)!


surah 15 - verse 85

translator's name verse
Arberry We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, save in truth. Surely the Hour is coming; so pardon thou, with a gracious pardoning.
Maududi We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is in between them except with Truth. Surely the Hour will come. So, (O Muhammad), do graciously overlook them (despite their misdeeds).
Pickthall We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and lo! the Hour is surely coming. So forgive, (O Muhammad), with a gracious forgiveness.
Sahih And We have not created the heavens and earth and that between them except in truth. And indeed, the Hour is coming; so forgive with gracious forgiveness.
Yusuf Ali We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, but for just ends. And the Hour is surely coming (when this will be manifest). So overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.


surah 15 - verse 86

translator's name verse
Arberry Surely thy Lord, He is the All-creator, the All-knowing.
Maududi Your Lord is indeed the Creator of all, the All-Knowing.
Pickthall Lo! Thy Lord! He is the All-Wise Creator.
Sahih Indeed, your Lord - He is the Knowing Creator.
Yusuf Ali For verily it is thy Lord who is the Master-Creator, knowing all things.


surah 15 - verse 87

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Arberry We have given thee seven of the oft-repeated, and the mighty Koran.
Maududi We have indeed bestowed on you the seven oft-repeated verses and the Great Qur'an.
Pickthall We have given thee seven of the oft-repeated (verses) and the great Qur'an.
Sahih And We have certainly given you, [O Muhammad], seven of the often repeated [verses] and the great Qur'an.
Yusuf Ali And We have bestowed upon thee the Seven Oft-repeated (verses) and the Grand Qur'an.


surah 15 - verse 88

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Arberry Stretch not thine eyes to that We have given pairs of them to enjoy; and do not sorrow for them, and lower thy wing unto the believers,
Maududi Do not even cast your eyes towards the worldly goods We have granted to different kinds of people, nor grieve over the state they are in, but turn your loving attention to the believers instead,
Pickthall Strain not thine eyes toward that which We cause some wedded pairs among them to enjoin, and be not grieved on their account, and lower thy wing (in tenderness) for the believers.
Sahih Do not extend your eyes toward that by which We have given enjoyment to [certain] categories of the disbelievers, and do not grieve over them. And lower your wing to the believers
Yusuf Ali Strain not thine eyes. (Wistfully) at what We have bestowed on certain classes of them, nor grieve over them: but lower thy wing (in gentleness) to the believers.


surah 15 - verse 89

translator's name verse
Arberry and say, 'Surely, I am the manifest warner.'
Maududi and clearly tell the unbelievers: "I am most certainly a plain warner,"
Pickthall And say: Lo! I, even I, am a plain warner,
Sahih And say, "Indeed, I am the clear warner" -
Yusuf Ali And say: "I am indeed he that warneth openly and without ambiguity,"-


surah 15 - verse 90

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Arberry So We sent it down to the partitioners,
Maududi even as We had sent warning to those who had divided their religion into fragments;
Pickthall Such as We send down for those who make division,
Sahih Just as We had revealed [scriptures] to the separators
Yusuf Ali (Of just such wrath) as We sent down on those who divided (Scripture into arbitrary parts),-


surah 15 - verse 91

translator's name verse
Arberry who have broken the Koran into fragments.
Maududi those who had split up their Qur'an into pieces.
Pickthall Those who break the Qur'an into parts.
Sahih Who have made the Qur'an into portions.
Yusuf Ali (So also on such) as have made Qur'an into shreds (as they please).


surah 15 - verse 92

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Arberry Now by thy Lord, We shall surely question them all together
Maududi By your Lord, We will question them all
Pickthall Them, by thy Lord, We shall question, every one,
Sahih So by your Lord, We will surely question them all
Yusuf Ali Therefore, by the Lord, We will, of a surety, call them to account,


surah 15 - verse 93

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Arberry concerning that they were doing.
Maududi concerning what they have been doing.
Pickthall Of what they used to do.
Sahih About what they used to do.
Yusuf Ali For all their deeds.


surah 15 - verse 94

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Arberry So shout that thou art commanded and turn thou away from the idolaters.
Maududi (O Prophet), proclaim what you are commanded, and pay no heed to those who associate others with Allah in His Divinity.
Pickthall So proclaim that which thou art commanded, and withdraw from the idolaters.
Sahih Then declare what you are commanded and turn away from the polytheists.
Yusuf Ali Therefore expound openly what thou art commanded, and turn away from those who join false gods with Allah.


surah 15 - verse 95

translator's name verse
Arberry We suffice thee against the mockers,
Maududi Surely We suffice to deal with those who scoff at you,
Pickthall Lo! We defend thee from the scoffers,
Sahih Indeed, We are sufficient for you against the mockers
Yusuf Ali For sufficient are We unto thee against those who scoff,-


surah 15 - verse 96

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Arberry even against those who set up with God another god. Certainly they will soon know!
Maududi those who set up another deity alongside Allah. They shall soon come to know.
Pickthall Who set some other god along with Allah. But they will come to know.
Sahih Who make [equal] with Allah another deity. But they are going to know.
Yusuf Ali Those who adopt, with Allah, another god: but soon will they come to know.


surah 15 - verse 97

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Arberry We know indeed thy breast is straitened by the things they say.
Maududi We certainly know that their statements sorely grieve you.
Pickthall Well know We that thy bosom is oppressed by what they say,
Sahih And We already know that your breast is constrained by what they say.
Yusuf Ali We do indeed know how thy heart is distressed at what they say.


surah 15 - verse 98

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Arberry Proclaim thy Lord's praise, and be of those that bow,
Maududi When (you feel so) glorify your Lord with His praise and prostrate yourself before Him,
Pickthall But hymn the praise of thy Lord, and be of those who make prostration (unto Him).
Sahih So exalt [Allah] with praise of your Lord and be of those who prostrate [to Him].
Yusuf Ali But celebrate the praises of thy Lord, and be of those who prostrate themselves in adoration.


surah 15 - verse 99

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Arberry and serve thy Lord, until the Certain comes to thee.
Maududi and worship your Lord until the last moment (of your life) that will most certainly come.
Pickthall And serve thy Lord till the Inevitable cometh unto thee.
Sahih And worship your Lord until there comes to you the certainty (death).
Yusuf Ali And serve thy Lord until there come unto thee the Hour that is Certain.