Qaala abashshartumoonee 'alaaa am massaniyal kibaru fabima tubashshiroon
He said, "Have you given me good tidings although old age has come upon me? Then of what [wonder] do you inform?"
1 A. J. Arberry
He said, 'What, do you give me good tidings, though old age has smitten me? Of what do you
2 Abdul Haleem
He said, ‘How can you give me such news when old age has come to me? What sort of news is this?’
3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi
He said: bear ye me glad tidings when old age hath touched me? of what then ye bear me glad tidings?
4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali
He said; "Do ye give me glad tidings that old age has seized me? Of what, then, is your good news?"
5 Abul Ala Maududi
Abraham said: "What, do you give me this tiding though old age has smitten me? Just consider what tiding do you give me!"
6 Ahmed Ali
"You bring me the good news now," he said, "when old age has come upon me. What good news are you giving me then?"
7 Ahmed Raza Khan
He said, “Do you convey to me the glad tidings upon old age reaching me? So upon what do you convey glad tidings?” (* Prophet Ibrahim said this out of surprise.)
8 Ali Quli Qarai
He said, ‘Do you give me good news though old age has befallen me? What is the good news that you bring me?’
9 Ali Ünal
He said: "Do you bring me glad tidings when old age has overtaken me, then how can you bring me such glad tidings?"
10 Amatul Rahman Omar
He (-Abraham) said, `Do you give me the good tidings inspite of the fact that old age has come upon me. So on what (basis) are you giving (me this) good tidings.´
11 English Literal
He said: "Did you announce good news to me on that the old age touched me so with what (do) you announce177good news to me?"
12 Faridul Haque
He said, "Do you convey to me the glad tidings upon old age reaching me? So upon what do you convey glad tidings?" (* Prophet Ibrahim said this out of surprise.)
13 Hamid S. Aziz
He said, "Do you bring me this glad tidings when old age has overtaken me? Of what then do you bring good tidings!"
14 Hilali & Khan
[Ibrahim (Abraham)] said: "Do you give me glad tidings (of a son) when old age has overtaken me? Of what then is your news?"
15 Maulana Mohammad Ali
They said: Be not afraid, we give thee good news of a boy, possessing knowledge.
16 Mohammad Habib Shakir
He said: Do you give me good news (of a son) when old age has come upon me?-- Of what then do you give me good news!
17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
He said: Bring ye me good tidings (of a son) when old age hath overtaken me? Of what then can ye bring good tidings?
18 Muhammad Sarwar
Abraham asked, "Are you giving me the glad news of a son in my old age? What reason can you give for such glad news?"
19 Qaribullah & Darwish
He said: 'What is this, do you bring me glad tidings even though I am old' Of what do you give me glad tidings'
20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
He said: "Do you give me this good news while old age has overtaken me Of what then is your news about"
21 Wahiduddin Khan
He said, "Do you bring me such news despite my old age? What kind of good news are you bringing me?"
22 Talal Itani
He said, “Do you bring me good news, when old age has overtaken me? What good news do you bring?”
23 Tafsir jalalayn
He said, `Do you give me good tidings, of a boy, when old age has befallen me?' (`al an massaniya l-kibaru is a circumstantial qualifier), in other words, despite the fact of its having befallen me? So, of what, thing, do you give me good tidings?' (an interrogative meant to indicate amazement).
24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir
meaning he spoke with wonder and astonishment, asking for confirmation, because he was old and his wife was old;
أَبَشَّرْتُمُونِي عَلَى أَن مَّسَّنِيَ الْكِبَرُ فَبِمَ تُبَشِّرُونَ
Do you give me this good news while old age has overtaken me! Of what then is your news about!
They responded by confirming the good news they had brought, good news after good news;
قَالُواْ بَشَّرْنَاكَ بِالْحَقِّ فَلَ تَكُن مِّنَ الْقَانِطِينَ