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wa-idh
وَإِذْ
And when
qāla
قَالَ
said
ib'rāhīmu
إِبْرَٰهِيمُ
Ibrahim,
rabbi
رَبِّ
"My Lord!
ij'ʿal
ٱجْعَلْ
Make
hādhā
هَٰذَا
this
l-balada
ٱلْبَلَدَ
city
āminan
ءَامِنًا
safe,
wa-uj'nub'nī
وَٱجْنُبْنِى
and keep me away
wabaniyya
وَبَنِىَّ
and my sons
an
أَن
that
naʿbuda
نَّعْبُدَ
we worship
l-aṣnāma
ٱلْأَصْنَامَ
the idols.

Wa iz qaala Ibraaheemu Rabbij 'al haazal balada aaminanw wajnubnee wa baniyya an na'budal asnaam

Sahih International:

And [mention, O Muhammad], when Abraham said, "My Lord, make this city [Makkah] secure and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols.

1 A. J. Arberry

And when Abraham said, 'My Lord, make this land secure, and turn me and my sons away from serving idols;

2 Abdul Haleem

Remember when Abraham said, ‘Lord, make this town safe! Preserve me and my offspring from idolatry,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And recall what time Ibrahim said: my Lord! make this City secure and keep me and my sons away from worshipping the idols.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Remember Abraham said; "O my Lord! make this city one of peace and security; and preserve me and my sons from worshipping idols.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

And call to mind when Abraham prayed: "My Lord! Make this city secure, and keep me and my sons away from worshipping the idols.

6 Ahmed Ali

Remember when Abraham prayed: "O Lord, make this a city of peace, and preserve me and my progeny from worshipping idols:

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And remember when Ibrahim prayed, “O my Lord! Make this town (Mecca) a safe one, and safeguard me and my sons from worshipping idols.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

When Abraham said, ‘My Lord! Make this city a sanctuary, and save me and my children from worshiping idols.

9 Ali Ünal

And (remember) when Abraham prayed: "My Lord! Make this land (Makkah) secure, and preserve me and my children (my sons and their descendants) from ever worshipping idols.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Recall the time) when Abraham said, `My Lord, make this (would be) city (of Makkah) secure and a haven of peace, and keep me and my children away from worshipping idols.

11 English Literal

And when Abraham Said: "My Lord make that, the country/land safe/secure, and distance me/make me avoid and my sons and daughters that we worship the idols ."

12 Faridul Haque

And remember when Ibrahim prayed, "O my Lord! Make this town (Mecca) a safe one, and safeguard me and my sons from worshipping idols."

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And when Abraham said, "My Lord, make this land safe, and turn me and my sons away from serving idols!

14 Hilali & Khan

And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "O my Lord! Make this city (Makkah) one of peace and security, and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And He gives you of all you ask of Him. And if you count Allah’s favours, you will not be able to number them. Surely man is very unjust, very ungrateful.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And when Ibrahim said: My Lord! make this city secure, and save me and my sons from worshipping idols:

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And when Abraham said: My Lord! Make safe this territory, and preserve me and my sons from serving idols.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

(Muhammad), consider when Abraham prayed, "Lord, make this (Mecca) a peaceful territory and save me and my offspring from worshipping idols.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

And when Abraham said: 'My Lord, make this a land secure. Turn me and my children away from worshipping idols.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And (remember) when Ibrahim said: "O my Lord! Make this city (Makkah) one of peace and security, and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

[Remember] when Abraham said, "My Lord, make this a city of peace and help me and my children to keep away from worshipping idols.

22 Talal Itani

Recall that Abraham said, “O my Lord, make this land peaceful, and keep me and my sons from worshiping idols.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And, mention, when Abraham said, `My Lord, make this land, Mecca, secure -- God granted him this petition and thus made it [Mecca] a sanctuary in which no human blood is shed, no person is wronged, prey is not hunted and one which is never deserted in any of its parts -- and turn me and my sons away from serving idols.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Ibrahim's Supplication to Allah when He brought Isma`il to Makkah

Allah tells;

وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ

And (remember) when Ibrahim said;

Allah mentions here, while bringing forth more evidences against Arab polytheists, that the Sacred House in Makkah was established on the worship of Allah alone, without partners. He also states that Ibrahim, who established the city, has disowned those who worship others besides Allah, and that he begged Allah to make Makkah peaceful and secure,

رَبِّ اجْعَلْ هَـذَا الْبَلَدَ امِنًا

O my Lord! Make this city (Makkah) of peace and security,

and Allah accepted his supplication.

Allah said in other Ayat,

أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْاْ أَنَّا جَعَلْنَا حَرَماً ءامِناً

Have they not seen that We have made (Makkah) a secure sanctuary. (29;67)

and,

إِنَّ أَوَّلَ بَيْتٍ وُضِعَ لِلنَّاسِ لَلَّذِى بِبَكَّةَ مُبَارَكاً وَهُدًى لِّلْعَـلَمِينَ فِيهِ ءَايَـتٌ بَيِّـنَـتٌ مَّقَامُ إِبْرَهِيمَ وَمَن دَخَلَهُ كَانَ ءَامِناً

Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah), full of blessing, and a guidance for Al-'Alamin. In it are manifest signs, the Maqam of Ibrahim; whosoever enters it, he attains security. (3;96)

Allah said here that Ibrahim supplicated,
رَبِّ اجْعَلْ هَـذَا الْبَلَدَ امِنًا
(O my Lord! Make this city (Makkah) a of peace and security), saying, "this city," after he established it, and this is why he said afterwards,

الْحَمْدُ للَّهِ الَّذِى وَهَبَ لِى عَلَى الْكِبَرِ إِسْمَـعِيلَ وَإِسْحَـقَ

All praise is due to Allah, Who has given me in old age Ismail and Ishaq. (14;39)

It is well-known that Ismail was thirteen years older than Ishaq. When Ibrahim took Ismail and his mother to Makkah, while Ismail was still young enough to nurse, he supplicated to Allah,

رَبِّ اجْعَلْ هَـذَا بَلَدًا امِنًا

O my Lord! Make this city (Makkah) a place of peace and security. (2;126) as we in explained in Surah Al-Baqarah.

Ibrahim then said,

وَاجْنُبْنِي وَبَنِيَّ أَن نَّعْبُدَ الَاصْنَامَ



and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols.

It is proper for whoever supplicates to Allah to also ask for the benefit of his parents and offspring, as well as himself.

Ibrahim then said;

رَبِّ إِنَّهُنَّ أَضْلَلْنَ كَثِيرًا مِّنَ النَّاسِ فَمَن تَبِعَنِي فَإِنَّهُ مِنِّي وَمَنْ عَصَانِي فَإِنَّكَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ