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aw
أَوْ
Or
tus'qiṭa
تُسْقِطَ
you cause to fall
l-samāa
ٱلسَّمَآءَ
the sky,
kamā
كَمَا
as
zaʿamta
زَعَمْتَ
you have claimed,
ʿalaynā
عَلَيْنَا
upon us
kisafan
كِسَفًا
(in) pieces
aw
أَوْ
Or
tatiya
تَأْتِىَ
you bring
bil-lahi
بِٱللَّهِ
Allah
wal-malāikati
وَٱلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةِ
and the Angels
qabīlan
قَبِيلًا
before (us).

Aw tusqitas samaaa'a kamaa za'amta 'alainaa kisafan aw taatiya billaahi walma laaa'ikati qabeelaa

Sahih International:

Or you make the heaven fall upon us in fragments as you have claimed or you bring Allah and the angels before [us]

1 A. J. Arberry

or till thou makest heaven to fall, as thou assertest, on us in fragments, or thou bringest God and the angels as a surety,

2 Abdul Haleem

or make the sky fall on us in pieces, as you claimed will happen; or bring God and the angels before us face to face;

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Or thou causest the heaven to fall upon us, as thou assertest, in pieces, or thou bringest God and the angels face to face.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"Or thou cause the sky to fall in pieces, as thou sayest (will happen), against us; or thou bring Allah and the angels before (us) face to face;

5 Abul Ala Maududi

or cause the sky to fall on us in pieces as you claimed, or bring Allah and the angels before us, face to face;

6 Ahmed Ali

Or, let chunks of sky fall over us, as you assert (you will); or, bring God and the angels as a surety;

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“Or you cause the sky to fall upon us in pieces like you said – or bring Allah and the angels as Witness.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Or until you cause the sky to fall in fragments upon us, just as you have averred. Or until you bring Allah and the angels [right] in front of us.

9 Ali Ünal

"Or you cause the heaven to fall upon us in pieces, as you have claimed (could happen), or bring God and the angels as a warrant (before our eyes proving the truth of your message);

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`Or, as you assert (and claim that it shall happen), cause the heaven to fall down upon us in fragments, or bring Allâh and the angels face to face with us,

11 English Literal

Or you drop the sky pieces on us as you claimed/alleged , or you come with God and the angels facing/from front .196

12 Faridul Haque

"Or you cause the sky to fall upon us in pieces like you said - or bring Allah and the angels as Witness."

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Or you make the sky to fall down upon us in pieces, as you have warned; or you bring us Allah and the angels before us face to face;

14 Hilali & Khan

"Or you cause the heaven to fall upon us in pieces, as you have pretended, or you bring Allah and the angels before (us) face to face;

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Or thou have a garden of palms and grapes in the midst of which thou cause rivers to flow forth abundantly,

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Or you should cause the heaven to come down upon us in pieces as you think, or bring Allah and the angels face to face (with us).

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Or thou cause the heaven to fall upon us piecemeal, as thou hast pretended, or bring Allah and the angels as a warrant;

18 Muhammad Sarwar

or cause the sky to fall into pieces on us - as you believe you can - or bring God and the angels face to face with us,

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

or, until you cause the sky to fall upon us in pieces, as you have claimed, or, as a surety bring Allah with the angels in front;

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

"Or you cause the heaven to fall upon us in pieces, as you have pretended, or you bring Allah and the angels before (us) face to face;"

21 Wahiduddin Khan

or you cause the heavens to fall down on us in pieces, as you have claimed; or you bring God and the angels before us face to face;

22 Talal Itani

Or make the sky fall on us in pieces, as you claim, or bring God and the angels before us.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

or until you cause the heaven to fall upon us, as you assert, in pieces, or bring God and the angels [right] in front [of us], face to face [with us], before [our] very eyes, so that we might see them;

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

أَوْ تُسْقِطَ السَّمَاء كَمَا زَعَمْتَ عَلَيْنَا كِسَفًا



Or you cause the heaven to fall upon us in pieces, as you have pretended,

means, `you promised us that on the Day of Resurrection the heavens will be split asunder, being broken and torn up, with parts of it falling down, so do that in this world and make it fall in pieces.'

This is like when they said;

اللَّهُمَّ إِن كَانَ هَـذَا هُوَ الْحَقَّ مِنْ عِندِكَ فَأَمْطِرْ عَلَيْنَا حِجَارَةً مِّنَ السَّمَأءِ

O Allah! If this (the Qur'an) is indeed the truth from You, then rain down stones on us from the sky. (8;32)

Similarly, the people of Shu`ayb asked him;

فَأَسْقِطْ عَلَيْنَا كِسَفاً مِّنَ السَّمَأءِ إِن كُنتَ مِنَ الصَّـدِقِينَ

So cause a piece of the heaven to fall on us, if you are of the truthful! (26;187)

So Allah punished them with the punishment of the day of Shadow (a gloomy cloud), which was the torment of a Great Day. (26;189)

أَوْ تَأْتِيَ بِاللّهِ وَالْمَليِكَةِ قَبِيلً



or you bring Allah and the angels before (us) face to face;"

As for the Prophet of Repentance and Mercy, who was sent as a mercy to the worlds, he asked Allah to delay their punishment, in the hope that Allah would bring forth from their offspring people who would worship Allah Alone, with no partner or associate.

This is what indeed did happen, for among those who are mentioned above were some who later embraced Islam and became good and sincere Muslims, even Abdullah bin Abi Umayyah, who followed the Prophet (out of that meeting) and spoke to him as he did. He became a sincere Muslim and turned to Allah in repentance