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wa-ittabaʿtu
وَٱتَّبَعْتُ
And I follow
millata
مِلَّةَ
(the) religion
ābāī
ءَابَآءِىٓ
(of) my forefathers,
ib'rāhīma
إِبْرَٰهِيمَ
Ibrahim,
wa-is'ḥāqa
وَإِسْحَٰقَ
and Isaac
wayaʿqūba
وَيَعْقُوبَۚ
and Yaqub.
مَا
Not
kāna
كَانَ
was
lanā
لَنَآ
for us
an
أَن
that
nush'rika
نُّشْرِكَ
we associate
bil-lahi
بِٱللَّهِ
with Allah
min
مِن
any
shayin
شَىْءٍۚ
thing.
dhālika
ذَٰلِكَ
That
min
مِن
any
faḍli
فَضْلِ
(the) Grace
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
(of) Allah
ʿalaynā
عَلَيْنَا
upon us,
waʿalā
وَعَلَى
and upon
l-nāsi
ٱلنَّاسِ
the mankind
walākinna
وَلَٰكِنَّ
but
akthara
أَكْثَرَ
most
l-nāsi
ٱلنَّاسِ
the mankind
لَا
(are) not
yashkurūna
يَشْكُرُونَ
grateful.

Wattab'tu millata aabaaa'eee Ibraaheema wa Ishaaqa wa Ya'qoob; maa kaana lanaaa an nushrika billaahi min shai' zaalikamin fadlil laahi 'alainaa wa 'alan naasi wa laakinna aksaran naasi laa yashkuroon

Sahih International:

And I have followed the religion of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And it was not for us to associate anything with Allah. That is from the favor of Allah upon us and upon the people, but most of the people are not grateful.

1 A. J. Arberry

And I have followed the creed of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Not ours is it to associate aught with God. That is of God's bounty to us, and to men; but most men are not thankful.

2 Abdul Haleem

and I follow the faith of my forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Because of God’s grace to us and to all mankind, we would never worship anything beside God, but most people are ungrateful.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And I have followed the creed of my fathers, Ibrahim and Is'haq and ya'qub: it is not for us to associate aught with Allah. That is of Allah's and upon mankind; but grace upon us most of mankind thank not.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"And I follow the ways of my fathers,- Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and never could we attribute any partners whatever to Allah; that (comes) of the grace of Allah to us and to mankind; yet most men are not grateful.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

and I have adopted the way of my forefathers - Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. It is not for us to associate any with Allah in His Divinity. It is out of Allah's grace upon us and upon mankind (that He did not require of us to serve any other than Allah), and yet most people do not give thanks.

6 Ahmed Ali

I follow the faith of my fathers, of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. We cannot associate anyone with God. This is among God's favours to us and to all mankind; but most men are not grateful.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“And I have chosen the religion of my forefathers, Ibrahim and Ishaq and Yaqub; it is not rightful for us to ascribe anything as a partner to Allah; this is a grace of Allah upon us and upon mankind, but most men are not thankful.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

I follow the creed of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is not for us to ascribe any partner to Allah. That is by virtue of Allah’s grace upon us and upon all mankind, but most people do not give thanks.

9 Ali Ünal

"I have followed the way of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is not for us to associate anything with God as partner. This (His teaching and calling us to belief in Him without associating any partners with Him) is from God’s grace and bounty on us and on all people, but most people do not give thanks (in return, by believing firmly in His Oneness and worshipping Him alone).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`And I have followed the creed of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is not proper for us to associate anything as a partner with Allâh. That (He taught us unity of God) is entirely due to Allâh´s grace upon us and upon (other) people. But most people do not render thanks (for this blessing).

11 English Literal

And I followed my father`s/forefather`s, Abraham`s and Isaac`s and Jacob`s faith/religion, (it) was not for us that we share/make partners with God from a thing, that is from God`s grace on us, and on the people, and but most of the people do not thank/be grateful.

12 Faridul Haque

"And I have chosen the religion of my forefathers, Ibrahim and Ishaq and Yaqub; it is not rightful for us to ascribe anything as a partner to Allah; this is a grace of Allah upon us and upon mankind, but most men are not thankful."

13 Hamid S. Aziz

He said, "I shall tell you both of its interpretation before your daily meal is brought to you. That is (some) of what my Lord has taught me; verily, I have forsaken the faith of a people who believe not in Allah, and disbelieve in the Hereafter.

14 Hilali & Khan

"And I have followed the religion of my fathers, - Ibrahim (Abraham), Ishaque (Isaac) and Ya'qub (Jacob)], and never could we attribute any partners whatsoever to Allah. This is from the Grace of Allah to us and to mankind, but most men thank not (i.e. they neither believe in Allah, nor worship Him).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

He said: The food with which you are fed shall not come to you, but I shall inform you of its interpretation before it comes to you. This is of what my Lord has taught me. Surely I have forsaken the religion of a people who believe not in Allah, and are deniers of the Hereafter.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And I follow the religion of my fathers, Ibrahim and Ishaq and Yaqoub; it beseems us not that we should associate aught with Allah; this is by Allah's grace upon us and on mankind, but most people do not give thanks:

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And I have followed the religion of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. It never was for us to attribute aught as partner to Allah. This is of the bounty of Allah unto us (the seed of Abraham) and unto mankind; but most men give not thanks.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

and I have embraced the religion of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We are not supposed to consider anything equal to God. This is part of God's blessing to us and the people, but most people do not give thanks.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

I follow the creed of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is not for us to associate anything with Allah. Such is the favor of Allah to us, and to mankind. Yet most people do not give thanks.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

"And I have followed the religion of my fathers, - Ibrahim, Ishaq and Ya'qub and never could we attribute any partners whatsoever to Allah. This is from the grace of Allah to us and to mankind, but most men thank not.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

I follow the religion of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and it is not for us to associate anyone with God as a partner. This is of God's grace upon us and upon mankind; even though most men are not grateful.

22 Talal Itani

“And I have followed the faith of my forefathers, Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob. It is not for us to associate anything with God. This is by virtue of God’s grace upon us and upon the people, but most people do not give thanks.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And I follow the creed of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. It never was, right, for us to associate anything (min shay'in; min is extra) with God -- on account of our [God-given] immunity [from error]. That, affirmation of [God's] Oneness, is from God's bounty to us and to mankind; but most people -- and these are the disbelievers -- do not give thanks, to God, and so they associate others with Him.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

وَاتَّبَعْتُ مِلَّةَ ابَأيِـي إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْحَقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ

And I have followed the religion of my fathers, - Ibrahim, Ishaq and Yaqub,

Yusuf said, `I have avoided the way of disbelief and polytheism, and followed the way of these honorable Messengers,' may Allah's peace and blessings be on them.

This, indeed, is the way of he who seeks the path of guidance and follows the way of the Messengers, all the while shunning the path of deviation. It is he whose heart Allah will guide, teaching him what he did not know beforehand. It is he whom Allah will make an Imam who is imitated in the way of righteousness, and a caller to the path of goodness.

Yusuf said next,

مَا كَانَ لَنَا أَن نُّشْرِكَ بِاللّهِ مِن شَيْءٍ ذَلِكَ مِن فَضْلِ اللّهِ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَى النَّاسِ

and never could we attribute any partners whatsoever to Allah. This is from the grace of Allah to us and to mankind,

this Tawhid -Monotheism-, affirming that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone without partners,

مِن فَضْلِ اللّهِ عَلَيْنَا

is from the grace of Allah to us,

He has revealed it to us and ordained it on us,

وَعَلَى النَّاسِ

and to mankind,

to whom He has sent us as callers to Tawhid,

وَلَـكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَشْكُرُونَ



but most men thank not.

they do not admit Allah's favor and blessing of sending the Messengers to them, but rather,

بَدَّلُواْ نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ كُفْرًا وَأَحَلُّواْ قَوْمَهُمْ دَارَ الْبَوَارِ

Have changed the blessings of Allah into disbelief, and caused their people to dwell in the house of destruction. (14;28