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qāla
قَالَ
He said,
yāqawmi
يَٰقَوْمِ
"O my people!
arahṭī
أَرَهْطِىٓ
Is my family
aʿazzu
أَعَزُّ
mightier
ʿalaykum
عَلَيْكُم
on you
mina
مِّنَ
than
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
Allah?
wa-ittakhadhtumūhu
وَٱتَّخَذْتُمُوهُ
And you have taken Him,
warāakum
وَرَآءَكُمْ
behind your
ẓih'riyyan
ظِهْرِيًّاۖ
backs.
inna
إِنَّ
Indeed,
rabbī
رَبِّى
my Lord
bimā
بِمَا
of what
taʿmalūna
تَعْمَلُونَ
you do
muḥīṭun
مُحِيطٌ
(is) All-Encompassing.

Qaala yaa qawmi arahteee a'azzu 'alaikum minal laahi wattakhaztumoohu waraaa'akum zihriyyan inna Rabbee bimaa ta'maloona muheet

Sahih International:

He said, "O my people, is my family more respected for power by you than Allah? But you put Him behind your backs [in neglect]. Indeed, my Lord is encompassing of what you do.

1 A. J. Arberry

He said, 'O my people, is my tribe stronger against you than God? And Him -- have you taken Him as something to be thrust behind you? My Lord encompasses the things you do.

2 Abdul Haleem

He said, ‘My people, is my family stronger in your estimation than God? And have you put Him behind you? My Lord surrounds everything you do.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

He said: O my people! is my company mightier with you than Allah? Him ye have cast behind your backs neglected; verily my Lord is of that which ye work Encompasser.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

He said; "O my people! is then my family of more consideration with you than Allah? For ye cast Him away behind your backs (with contempt). But verily my Lord encompasseth on all sides all that ye do!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Shu'ayb said: 'My people! Are my kinsmen mightier with you than Allah that you (hold the kinsmen in awe while) you cast Allah behind your back? Surely my Lord encompasses all what you do.

6 Ahmed Ali

He said: "My clan seems mightier to you than God whom you neglect and push behind your backs. Surely what you do is within the power of my Lord.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

He said, “O my people! Is the pressure upon you from my relatives, worth more than Allah? And you put Him* behind your backs; indeed whatever you do is all within my Lords’ control.” (* His command / my preaching.)

8 Ali Quli Qarai

He said, ‘O my people! Is my tribe more formidable in your sight than Allah, to whom you pay no regard? Indeed my Lord comprehends whatever you do.

9 Ali Ünal

He replied: "O my people! Do you hold my tribe in greater esteem than God, that you take Him as something to cast behind you and forget? But surely my Lord encompasses (with His Knowledge and Power) all that you do.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

He said, `My people! does my tribe occupy stronger and more respectable position with you than Allâh? And (He has occupied no importance in your eyes that) you have cast Him behind your backs neglected. Surely, my Lord encompasses all your activities (in His knowledge).

11 English Literal

He said: "You (my) nation, is my tribe/group dearer to you than God, and you took Him behind you forgotten behind the back? That my Lord (is) with what you make/do surrounding ."

12 Faridul Haque

He said, "O my people! Is the pressure upon you from my relatives, worth more than Allah? And you put Him * behind your backs; indeed whatever you do is all within my Lords’ control." (* His command / my preaching.)

13 Hamid S. Aziz

They said, "O Shu´eyb! We do not understand much of what you say, and we see that you are weak (powerless) amongst us; and were it not for your family we would stone you, nor could you have power over us."

14 Hilali & Khan

He said: "O my people! Is then my family of more weight with you than Allah? And you have cast Him away behind your backs. Verily, my Lord is surrounding all that you do.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

They said: O Shu’aib, we understand not much of what thou sayest and surely we see thee to be weak among us. And were it not for thy family, we would surely stone thee, and thou art not mighty against us.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

He said: O my people! is my family more esteemed by you than Allah? And you neglect Him as a thing cast behind your back; surely my Lord encompasses what you do:

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

He said: O my people! Is my family more to be honoured by you than Allah? and ye put Him behind you, neglected! Lo! my Lord surroundeth what ye do.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

He asked them, "My people, is my tribe more respectable to you than God whom you have completely ignored? My Lord certainly has full control over your deeds.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

He said: 'My nation, is my tribe stronger against you than Allah? You have taken Him to be thrown behind you, my Lord encompasses all that you do.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

He said: "O my people! Is then my family of more weight with you than Allah And you have cast Him away behind your backs. Verily, my Lord is surrounding all that you do."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

He said, "My people, is my tribe mightier to you than God? You put Him behind you, turning your backs on Him! Surely, my Lord encompasses all that you do.

22 Talal Itani

He said, “O my people, is my tribe more important to you than God? And you have turned your backs on Him? My Lord comprehends everything you do.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

He said, `O my people, is my clan more venerable in your sight than God?, such that you refrain from killing me because of them, instead of [your] protecting me for [being the Messenger of] God? And do you put Him, God, behind you, neglected?, rejected, behind your backs, not mindful of Him? Truly my Lord encompasses, in knowledge, what you do, and will requite you.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

قَالَ يَا قَوْمِ أَرَهْطِي أَعَزُّ عَلَيْكُم مِّنَ اللّهِ



He said;"O my people! Is then my family of more weight with you than Allah!"

He says;You would leave me alone out of respect for my people but not out of respect for the greatness of the Lord, the Most Blessed and Exalted. Does not your awe of Allah prevent you from harming His Prophet! Indeed you have placed the fear of Allah,

وَاتَّخَذْتُمُوهُ

And you have cast Him away

وَرَاءكُمْ ظِهْرِيًّا

behind your backs.

This means that you have thrown it behind you. You do not obey it, nor do you respect it.

إِنَّ رَبِّي بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ مُحِيطٌ



Verily, my Lord is surrounding all that you do.

This means that He knows all of your actions and He will reward you according to them