Qaala yaaa Ibleesu maa laka allaa takoona ma'as saajideen
[Allah] said, O Iblees, what is [the matter] with you that you are not with those who prostrate?"
1 A. J. Arberry
Said He, 'What ails thee, Iblis, that thou art not among those bowing?'
2 Abdul Haleem
God said, ‘Iblis, why did you not bow down like the others?’
3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Allah said: O Iblis! what aileth thou that thou art not with the prostrates?
4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali
(Allah) said; "O Iblis! what is your reason for not being among those who prostrated themselves?"
5 Abul Ala Maududi
The Lord inquired: "Iblis! What is the matter with you that you did not join those who prostrated?"
6 Ahmed Ali
"How is it, O Iblis," said (the Lord), "you did not join those who bowed in homage?"
7 Ahmed Raza Khan
Said Allah, “O Iblis! What happened to you that you stayed apart from those who prostrated?”
8 Ali Quli Qarai
He said, ‘O Iblis! What kept you from being among those who have prostrated?’
9 Ali Ünal
(God) said: "O Iblis! What is the matter with you that you are not among those who have prostrated?"
10 Amatul Rahman Omar
(Lord) said, `Iblîs! what is (the reason) with you that you would not be with those who submit?´
11 English Literal
He said: "You Satan , why (is it) for you (that) you not be with the prostrating?"
12 Faridul Haque
Said Allah, "O Iblis! What happened to you that you stayed apart from those who prostrated?"
13 Hamid S. Aziz
He said, "O Iblis! What ails you that you are not among the prostrate?"
14 Hilali & Khan
(Allah) said: "O Iblis (Satan)! What is your reason for not being among the prostrators?"
15 Maulana Mohammad Ali
But Iblis (did it not). He refused to be with those who made obeisance.
16 Mohammad Habib Shakir
He said: O Iblis! what excuse have you that you are not with those who make obeisance?
17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
He said: O Iblis! What aileth thee that thou art not among the prostrate?
18 Muhammad Sarwar
God asked Iblis, "What made you not join the others in prostration?"
19 Qaribullah & Darwish
He said: 'iblis, what is the matter with you, that you do you not prostrate yourself'
20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
(Allah) said: "O Iblis! What is your reason for not being among the prostrate"
21 Wahiduddin Khan
God asked him, "What is the matter with you, that you are not among those who have prostrated themselves?"
22 Talal Itani
He said, “O Satan, what kept you from being among those who prostrated themselves?”
23 Tafsir jalalayn
He, [God] exalted be He; `O Ibls what is wrong with you, what prevents you, that you are not among those prostrating?'
24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir
And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels;"I am going to create a man (Adam) from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud. So, when I have fashioned him completely and breathed into him (Adam) of My spirit (the soul which I created for him,) then fall down, prostrating yourselves before him."
So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together. Except Iblis (Shaytan) - he refused to be among the prostrate.
(Allah) said;"O Iblis! What is your reason for not being among the prostrate!"
Allah informs us of how He mentioned Adam to His angels before He created him, and how He honored him by commanding the angels to prostrate to him. He mentions how His enemy Iblis, amidst all the angels, refused to prostrate to him out of envy, disbelief, stubbornness, arrogance, and false pride. This is why Iblis said;
قَالَ لَمْ أَكُن لاَِّسْجُدَ لِبَشَرٍ خَلَقْتَهُ مِن صَلْصَالٍ مِّنْ حَمَإٍ مَّسْنُونٍ