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shākiran
شَاكِرًا
Thankful
li-anʿumihi
لِّأَنْعُمِهِۚ
for His favors.
ij'tabāhu
ٱجْتَبَىٰهُ
He chose him
wahadāhu
وَهَدَىٰهُ
and guided him
ilā
إِلَىٰ
to
ṣirāṭin
صِرَٰطٍ
the way
mus'taqīmin
مُّسْتَقِيمٍ
straight.

Shaakiral li an'umih; ijtabaahu wa hadaahu ilaa Siraatim Muustaqeem

Sahih International:

[He was] grateful for His favors. Allah chose him and guided him to a straight path.

1 A. J. Arberry

showing thankfulness for His blessings; He chose him, and He guided him to a straight path.

2 Abdul Haleem

he was thankful for the blessings of God who chose him and guided him to a straight path.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Grateful for His favours: He chose him and guided him to a straight path.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

He showed his gratitude for the favours of Allah, who chose him, and guided him to a Straight Way.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

He rendered thanks to Allah for His bounties so that Allah chose him (for His favours) and directed him to the Right Way.

6 Ahmed Ali

Grateful to Him for His favours; so He chose him and guided him to the path that is straight,

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Grateful for His blessings; Allah chose him and guided him to the Straight Path.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Grateful [as he was] for His blessings, He chose him and guided him to a straight path.

9 Ali Ünal

Always thankful for His favors. He (God) chose him, and guided him to a straight path (to follow himself and guide others).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Highly thankful for His favours. He chose him and guided him on to the exact right path.

11 English Literal

Thankful/grateful for his blessings/goodnesses , He chose/purified Him, and He guided him to a straight/direct road/way.

12 Faridul Haque

Grateful for His blessings; Allah chose him and guided him to the Straight Path.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Thankful for His favours; He chose him and He guided him unto the Straight Way.

14 Hilali & Khan

(He was) thankful for His (Allah's) Graces. He (Allah) chose him (as an intimate friend) and guided him to a Straight Path (Islamic Monotheism, neither Judaism nor Christianity).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Surely Abraham was a model (of virtue), obedient to Allah, upright, and he was not of the polytheists.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Grateful for His favors; He chose him and guided him on the right path.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Thankful for His bounties; He chose him and He guided him unto a straight path.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

He was thankful to God for His bounties. God chose him and guided him to the right path.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

ever thankful for His favors. He chose him and He guided him to a Straight Path.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

(He was) thankful for His favors. He (Allah) chose him and guided him to a straight path.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

he was thankful for His blessings. God chose him and guided him to a straight path.

22 Talal Itani

Thankful for His blessings. He chose him, and guided him to a straight path.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

grateful [as he was] for His graces, He chose him, elected him, and guided him to a straight path.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

شَاكِرًا لاَِّنْعُمِهِ اجْتَبَاهُ

Verily, Ibrahim was (himself) an Ummah, obedient to Allah, a Hanif (monotheist), and he was not one of the idolators.(He was) thankful for His favors. He (Allah) chose him

He selected him, as Allah says;

وَلَقَدْ ءَاتَيْنَأ إِبْرَهِيمَ رُشْدَهُ مِن قَبْلُ وَكُنَّا بِهِ عَـلِمِينَ


And before, We indeed gave Ibrahim his integrity, and We were indeed most knowledgeable about him. (21;51).

Then Allah says;

وَهَدَاهُ إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ



and guided him to a straight path.

which means to worship Allah alone, without partners or associate, in the manner that He prescribed and which pleases Him