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al-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah,
l-ṣamadu
ٱلصَّمَدُ
the Eternal, the Absolute.

Allah hus-samad

Sahih International:

Allah, the Eternal Refuge.

1 A. J. Arberry

God, the Everlasting Refuge,

2 Abdul Haleem

God the eternal.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Allah, the Independent,

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Allah, Who is in need of none and of Whom all are in need;

6 Ahmed Ali

God the immanently indispensable.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“Allah is the Un-wanting.” (Perfect, does not require anything.)

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Allah is the All-embracing.

9 Ali Ünal

"God, the Eternally-Besought-of-All (Himself in no need of anything).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`Allâh is that Supreme Being Who is the Independent and Besought of all and Unique in all His attributes.

11 English Literal

God the Lord/master/intended .

12 Faridul Haque

“Allah is the Un-wanting.” (Perfect, does not require anything.)

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Allah the Absolute, on whom all things depend, besought by all!

14 Hilali & Khan

"Allah-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Allah is He on Whom all depend.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Allah is He on Whom all depend.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Allah, the eternally Besought of all!

18 Muhammad Sarwar

God is Absolute.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

the called upon.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

"Allah As-Samad."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

God, the Self-sufficient One.

22 Talal Itani

God, the Absolute.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

God, the Self-Sufficient, Besought of all (Allhu'l-samad constitute a subject and a predicate) [al-samad means] the One Who is always sought at times of need,

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Allah As-Samad,

Ikrimah reported that Ibn Abbas said,

"This means the One Who all of the creation depends upon for their needs and their requests."

Ali bin Abi Talhah reported from Ibn Abbas,

- "He is the Master Who is perfect in His sovereignty,

- the Most Noble Who is perfect in His nobility,

- the Most Magnificent Who is perfect in His magnificence,

- the Most Forbearing Who is perfect in His forbearance,

- the All-Knowing Who is perfect in His knowledge, and

- the Most Wise Who is perfect in His wisdom.

- He is the One Who is perfect in all aspects of nobility and authority.

He is Allah, glory be unto Him. These attributes are not befitting anyone other than Him. He has no coequal and nothing is like Him. Glory be to Allah, the One, the Irresistible."

Al-A`mash reported from Shaqiq, who said that Abu Wa'il said,

"
الصَّمَدُ
As-Samad, is the Master Whose control is complete."
Allah is Above having Children and procreating

Then Allah says,

لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ