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dharhum
ذَرْهُمْ
Leave them
yakulū
يَأْكُلُوا۟
(to) eat
wayatamattaʿū
وَيَتَمَتَّعُوا۟
and enjoy
wayul'hihimu
وَيُلْهِهِمُ
and diverted them
l-amalu
ٱلْأَمَلُۖ
the hope,
fasawfa
فَسَوْفَ
then soon
yaʿlamūna
يَعْلَمُونَ
they will come to know.

Zarhum yaakuloo wa tatamatta'oo wa yulhihimul amalu fasawfa ya'lamoon

Sahih International:

Let them eat and enjoy themselves and be diverted by [false] hope, for they are going to know.

1 A. J. Arberry

leave them to eat, and to take their joy, and to be bemused by hope; certainly they will soon know!

2 Abdul Haleem

so [Prophet] leave them to eat and enjoy themselves. Let [false] hopes distract them: they will come to know.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Leave them thou to eat and to enjoy, and let vain hope divert them; presently they will know.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Leave them alone, to enjoy (the good things of this life) and to please themselves; let (false) hope amuse them; soon will knowledge (undeceive them).

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Leave them to eat and enjoy life and let false hopes amuse them. They will soon come to know.

6 Ahmed Ali

Leave them to feast and revel, beguiled by hope; they will come to know soon.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Leave them to eat and enjoy, and for aspiration to involve them in play – so they will shortly come to know.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Leave them to eat and enjoy and to be diverted by longings. Soon they will know.

9 Ali Ünal

Leave them that they may continue to eat and enjoy themselves, and that hope (for a long, easy life) distract them (from considering their main duty in life and considering their end). In time they will come to know (the truth).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Leave them alone to eat and enjoy themselves and let vain hopes beguile them, but they will soon know (the reality).

11 English Literal

Leave them eat and they live long/enjoy, and the hope distracts/preoccupies them , so they will/shall know.

12 Faridul Haque

Leave them to eat and enjoy, and for aspiration to involve them in play - so they will shortly come to know.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Leave them to eat and enjoy the good things of life and let hope beguile them, but they shall come to know!

14 Hilali & Khan

Leave them to eat and enjoy, and let them be preoccupied with (false) hope. They will come to know!

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Often will those who disbelieve wish that they were Muslims.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Leave them that they may eat and enjoy themselves and (that) hope may beguile them, for they will soon know.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Let them eat and enjoy life, and let (false) hope beguile them. They will come to know!

18 Muhammad Sarwar

(Muhammad), leave them alone to eat and enjoy themselves and let their desires deceive them; they will soon know (the Truth).

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Let them eat and enjoy; and let their hopes deceive them, soon they shall know.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Leave them to eat and enjoy, and let them be preoccupied with (false) hope. They will come to know!

21 Wahiduddin Khan

so leave them to eat and enjoy themselves and let them be beguiled by vain hopes; for soon they will realise [the truth].

22 Talal Itani

Leave them to eat, and enjoy, and be lulled by hope. They will find out.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Leave them, the disbelievers, O Muhammad (s), to eat and to enjoy, this world of theirs, and that they be diverted, distracted, by hope, of a long life and other [such] matters, [that keep them] away from faith, for they will come to know, the sequel of their affair -- this was [revealed] before the command to fight [them].

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

ذَرْهُمْ يَأْكُلُواْ وَيَتَمَتَّعُواْ

Leave them to eat and enjoy,

this is a stern and definitive threat for them, like His saying,

قُلْ تَمَتَّعُواْ فَإِنَّ مَصِيرَكُمْ إِلَى النَّارِ

Say;"Enjoy your brief life! But certainly, your destination is the Fire!" (14;30)

كُلُواْ وَتَمَتَّعُواْ قَلِيلً إِنَّكُمْ مُّجْرِمُونَ

(O disbelievers!) Eat and enjoy yourselves (in this worldly life) for a little while. Verily, you are the guilty. (77;46)

Allah says;

وَيُلْهِهِمُ الَامَلُ

let them be preoccupied with false hope.

i.e., distracted from repentance and turning to Allah, for,

فَسَوْفَ يَعْلَمُونَ



They will soon come to know!

that is, their punishment