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lilladhīna
لِلَّذِينَ
For those who
لَا
(do) not
yu'minūna
يُؤْمِنُونَ
believe
bil-ākhirati
بِٱلْءَاخِرَةِ
in the Hereafter,
mathalu
مَثَلُ
(is) a similitude
l-sawi
ٱلسَّوْءِۖ
(of) the evil,
walillahi
وَلِلَّهِ
and for Allah
l-mathalu
ٱلْمَثَلُ
(is) the similitude
l-aʿlā
ٱلْأَعْلَىٰۚ
the Highest.
wahuwa
وَهُوَ
And He
l-ʿazīzu
ٱلْعَزِيزُ
(is) the All-Mighty,
l-ḥakīmu
ٱلْحَكِيمُ
All-Wise.

Lillazeena laa yu'minoona bil Aakhirati masalus saw'i wa lillaahil masalul a'laa; wa Huwal 'Azeezul Hakeem

Sahih International:

For those who do not believe in the Hereafter is the description of evil; and for Allah is the highest attribute. And He is Exalted in Might, the Wise.

1 A. J. Arberry

Those who believe not in the world to come, theirs is the evil likeness; God's is the loftiest likeness; He is the All-mighty, the All-wise.

2 Abdul Haleem

Those who do not believe in the Hereafter should have the contemptible image, and God should have the highest one: He is the Mighty, the Wise.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

For those who believe not in the Hereafter is an evil similitude, and for Allah is the sublime similitude, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

To those who believe not in the Hereafter, applies the similitude of evil; to Allah applies the highest similitude; for He is the Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Those who do not believe in the Hereafter deserve to be characterized with evil attributes whereas Allah's are the most excellent attributes. He is the Most Mighty, the Most Wise.

6 Ahmed Ali

The semblance of those who believe not in the life to come is that of the meanest; but the semblance of God is the most sublime, for He is all-mighty and all-wise.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Those who do not believe in the Hereafter, for them only is the evil state; and the Majesty of Allah is Supreme; and He only is the Most Honourable, the Wise.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

There is an evil description for those who do not believe in the Hereafter, and the loftiest description belongs to Allah, and He is the All-mighty, the All-wise.

9 Ali Ünal

To those who do not believe in the Hereafter applies the most evil of attributes, and to God applies the most sublime attribute, and He is the All-Glorious with irresistible might, the All-Wise.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Evil (in every way) is the state of those who do not believe in the Hereafter; while sublime are the attributes of Allâh (in every respect). And He is the All-Mighty, All-Wise.

11 English Literal

To those who do not believe with the end (other life) the bads`/evil`s example/proverb, and to God the example/proverb the highest/mightiest , and He is the glorious/mighty, the wise/judicious.

12 Faridul Haque

Those who do not believe in the Hereafter, for them only is the evil state; and the Majesty of Allah is Supreme; and He only is the Most Honourable, the Wise.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

For those who believe not in the Hereafter is there is an evil similitude: but Allah´s is the Sublime Similitude; for He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

14 Hilali & Khan

For those who believe not in the Hereafter is an evil description, and for Allah is the highest description. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

He hides himself from the people because of the evil of what is announced to him. Shall he keep it with disgrace or bury it (alive) in the dust. Now surely evil is what they judge!

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

For those who do not believe in the hereafter is an evil attribute, and Allah's is the loftiest attribute; and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

For those who believe not in the Hereafter is an evil similitude, and Allah's is the Sublime Similitude. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Those who do not believe in the life to come are evil examples. To God belongs all the exalted attributes; He is the Majestic and the All-wise.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Those who do not believe in the Everlasting Life, theirs is the evil likeness; and for Allah is the highest likeness. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

For those who do not believe in the Hereafter is an evil description, and for Allah is the highest description. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

The attribute of evil applies to those who do not believe in the Hereafter, while to God applies the highest attribute, for He is Mighty, the Wise.

22 Talal Itani

Those who do not believe in the Hereafter set a bad example, while God sets the Highest Example. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

For those who do not believe in the Hereafter, namely, [for] the disbelievers, there is an evil description, in other words, [theirs is] the most evil attribute, meaning, the most vile, which is their burying alive of [newborn] girls, despite the fact that they are needed for the purposes of marriage; and the loftiest description belongs to God, [His is] the attribute most sublime, namely, that there is no god except Him. And He is the Mighty, in His kingdom, the Wise, in His creation.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُوْمِنُونَ بِالاخِرَةِ مَثَلُ السَّوْءِ

For those who do not believe in the Hereafter there is an evil description,

meaning, only imperfection is to be attributed to.

وَلِلّهِ الْمَثَلُ الَاعْلَىَ

and for Allah is the highest description.

meaning He is absolutely perfect in all ways and this absolute perfection is His Alone.

وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ



And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise