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laʿamruka
لَعَمْرُكَ
By your life
innahum
إِنَّهُمْ
indeed, they
lafī
لَفِى
were in
sakratihim
سَكْرَتِهِمْ
their intoxication,
yaʿmahūna
يَعْمَهُونَ
wandering blindly.

La'amruka innahum lafee sakratihim ya'mahoon

Sahih International:

By your life, [O Muhammad], indeed they were, in their intoxication, wandering blindly.

1 A. J. Arberry

By thy life, they wandered blindly in their dazzlement,

2 Abdul Haleem

By your life [Prophet], they wandered on in their wild intoxication

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

By thy life, in their intoxication they were wandering bewildered.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Verily, by thy life (O Prophet), in their wild intoxication, they wander in distraction, to and fro.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

By your life, (O Prophet), they went about blindly stumbling in their intoxication.

6 Ahmed Ali

Verily by your life they were utterly confused in their (lustful) drunkenness.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

By your life O dear Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) – they are indeed straying in their intoxication.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

By your life, they were bewildered in their drunkenness.

9 Ali Ünal

By your life (O Muhammad), they moved blindly and wildly in their delirium (of perversion).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Prophet!) by your (holy) life and by your true faith these (your opponents) are (also) wandering distractedly in a fit of frenzy.

11 English Literal

To your life/age (an oath) that they truly are in (E) their intoxication/loss of judgment being confused/puzzled .

12 Faridul Haque

By your life O dear Prophet (Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) - they are indeed straying in their intoxication.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

By your life (O Muhammad)! In their frenzy of intoxication (passion) they went blindly (distractedly) to and fro.

14 Hilali & Khan

Verily, by your life (O Muhammad SAW), in their wild intoxication, they were wandering blindly.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

He said: These are my daughters, if you will do (aught).

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

By your life! they were blindly wandering on in their intoxication.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

By thy life (O Muhammad) they moved blindly in the frenzy of approaching death.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

By your life! In their drunkenness they were truly blind.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

By your life, they wandered blindly in their dazzlement.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Verily, by your life, in their wild intoxication, they were wandering blindly.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

By your life, they wandered on in their wild intoxication

22 Talal Itani

By your life, they were blundering in their drunkenness.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

By your life -- this is an address to the Prophet (s) -- in their drunkenness they were bewildered, hesitant.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Verily, by your life, in their wild intoxication, they were wandering blindly.

Allah swore by the life of His Prophet, which is an immense honor reflecting his high rank and noble status.

Amr bin Malik An-Nakari reported from Abu Al-Jawza' that Ibn Abbas said;

"Allah has never created or made or formed any soul that is dearer to him than Muhammad. I never heard that Allah swore by the life of anyone else.

Allah says,

لَعَمْرُكَ إِنَّهُمْ لَفِي سَكْرَتِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ


Verily, by your life, in their wild intoxication, they were wandering blindly.

meaning, by your life and the length of your stay in this world,

This was reported by Ibn Jarir.

Qatadah said;

لَفِي سَكْرَتِهِمْ
(in their wild intoxication),

"It means - in their misguided state;

يَعْمَهُونَ
(they were wandering blindly),

means - they were playing."

Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn Abbas said;

لَعَمْرُكَ
(Verily, by your life),

means by your life,

and

إِنَّهُمْ لَفِي سَكْرَتِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ
(in their wild intoxication, they were wandering blindly),

means that they were confused.