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man
مَّن
Whoever
kāna
كَانَ
should
yurīdu
يُرِيدُ
desire
l-ʿājilata
ٱلْعَاجِلَةَ
the immediate
ʿajjalnā
عَجَّلْنَا
We hasten
lahu
لَهُۥ
for him
fīhā
فِيهَا
in it
مَا
what
nashāu
نَشَآءُ
We will
liman
لِمَن
to whom
nurīdu
نُّرِيدُ
We intend.
thumma
ثُمَّ
Then
jaʿalnā
جَعَلْنَا
We have made
lahu
لَهُۥ
for him
jahannama
جَهَنَّمَ
Hell,
yaṣlāhā
يَصْلَىٰهَا
he will burn
madhmūman
مَذْمُومًا
disgraced
madḥūran
مَّدْحُورًا
rejected.

Man kaana yureedul 'aajilata 'ajjalnaa lahoo feehaa maa nashaaa'u liman nureedu summa ja'alnaa lahoo Jahannama yaslaahaa mazmoomammad hooraa

Sahih International:

Whoever should desire the immediate - We hasten for him from it what We will to whom We intend. Then We have made for him Hell, which he will [enter to] burn, censured and banished.

1 A. J. Arberry

Whosoever desires this hasty world, We hasten for him therein what We will unto whomsoever We desire; then We appoint for him Gehenna wherein he shall roast, condemned and rejected.

2 Abdul Haleem

If anyone desires [only] the fleeting life, We speed up whatever We will in it, for whoever We wish; in the end We have prepared Hell for him in which to burn, disgraced and rejected.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

- Whosoever intendeth the quick Passing world, We hasten to him therein whatsoever We please unto whomsoever We intend; thereafter We shall appoint for him Hell wherein he shall roast, reproved, rejected.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

If any do wish for the transitory things (of this life), We readily grant them - such things as We will, to such person as We will; in the end have We provided Hell for them; they will burn therein, disgraced and rejected.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

If anyone desires immediate benefits, We hasten to grant whatever benefits We will in the present life to whomsoever We please, but thereafter We decree for him Hell wherein he shall burn, condemned and rejected.

6 Ahmed Ali

"Whosoever desires what hastes away, We hasten to give him (in this life) as much as We please to whosoever We will; but afterwards there is Hell for him in which he will burn, disgraced and ostracised.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Whoever desires this fleeting one, We may give him quickly – whatever We will, to whomever We will; and then assign hell for him; for him to enter it condemned, pushed around.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Whoever desires this transitory life, We expedite for him therein whatever We wish, for whomever We desire. Then We appoint hell for him, to enter it, blameful and spurned.

9 Ali Ünal

Whoever wishes for only the immediate gains (of this transitory life), We readily grant thereof as much as We please to whomever We will. Thereafter We consign him to Hell, wherein he will roast, disgraced and disowned.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

For him who desires the present (transitory) life (only) We shall hasten an immediate reward for him in this very life (giving) what We will to whom We will. But We have prepared Gehenna for him, he shall enter it, condemned and rejected.

11 English Literal

Who was wanting the present world/worldly life, We hurried/hastened for him in it what We will/want to whom We will/want, then We made/put for him Hell, he roasts/suffers/burns (in) it, blamed/made lowly , expelled/driven away .

12 Faridul Haque

Whoever desires this fleeting one, We may give him quickly - whatever We will, to whomever We will; and then assign hell for him; for him to enter it condemned, pushed around.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Whoever is desirous of this life that soon passes away, We will hasten on for him therein what We please for whom We please. Then We will make hell for him to broil in - despised and outcast (or condemned, disgraced and rejected).

14 Hilali & Khan

Whoever wishes for the quick-passing (transitory enjoyment of this world), We readily grant him what We will for whom We like. Then, afterwards, We have appointed for him Hell, he will burn therein disgraced and rejected, (far away from Allah's Mercy).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And how many generations did We destroy after Noah! And thy Lord suffices as being Aware and Seer of his servants’ sins.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Whoever desires this present life, We hasten to him therein what We please for whomsoever We desire, then We assign to him the hell; he shall enter it despised, driven away.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Whoso desireth that (life) which hasteneth away, We hasten for him therein what We will for whom We please. And afterward We have appointed for him hell; he will endure the heat thereof, condemned, rejected.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Whoever desires (only) the enjoyment of this life will receive it if We want it to be so. Then We will make Hell his reward wherein he will suffer, despised and driven away from Our mercy.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

For whosoever desires this fleeting life We hasten for him whatever We will and to whom We want. Then, We have prepared Gehenna for him where he will be roasted, condemned and rejected.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Whoever desires the quick-passing (transitory enjoyment of this world), We readily grant him what We will for whom We like. Then, afterwards, We have appointed for him Hell; he will burn therein disgraced and rejected.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

We give whatever We will to whoever desires immediate gains; but then We have prepared Hell for him which he will enter, disgraced and rejected.

22 Talal Itani

Whoever desires the fleeting life, We expedite for him what We decide to give him, to whomever We desire. Then We consign him to Hell, where he will roast, condemned and defeated.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Whoever desires, through his deeds, the hasty world, that is, [the life of] this world, We hasten for him therein whatever We will, for whom We please, [such] a hastening, (li-man nurd, `for whom We please', is a substitute for lahu, `for him', with the repetition of the genitive particle [li-]). Then We appoint for him, in the Hereafter, Hell, to which he will be exposed, [to which] he will be admitted, condemned, blameful, and rejected, banished from [God's] mercy.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Reward of Those who desire this World and Those who desire the Hereafter

Allah says;

مَّن كَانَ يُرِيدُ الْعَاجِلَةَ

Whoever desires the quick-passing (transitory enjoyment of this world),

Allah tells us that not everyone who desires this world and its luxuries gets what he wants. That is attained by those whom Allah wants to have it, and they get what He wills that they should get.

This Ayah narrows down the general statements made in other Ayat.

Allah says;

عَجَّلْنَا لَهُ فِيهَا مَا نَشَاء لِمَن نُّرِيدُ ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَا لَهُ جَهَنَّمَ

We readily grant him what We will for whom We like. Then, afterwards, We have appointed for him Hell;

meaning, in the Hereafter,

يَصْلهَا

he will burn therein,

means, he will enter it until it covers him on all sides,

مَذْمُومًا

disgraced,

means, blamed for his bad behavior and evil deeds, because he chose the transient over the eternal,

مَّدْحُورًا



rejected,

means, far away (from Allah's mercy), humiliated and put to shame