Wa yas'aloonaka 'an Zil Qarnaini qul sa atloo 'alaikum minhu zikraa
And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about Dhul-Qarnayn. Say, "I will recite to you about him a report."
1 A. J. Arberry
They will question thee concerning Dhool Karnain. Say: 'I will recite to you a mention of him.
2 Abdul Haleem
[Prophet], they ask you about Dhu ’l-Qarnayn. Say, ‘I will tell you something about him.’
3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi
And they ask thee of Zul Qarnain. Say thou: shall recite unto you of him some mention.
4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali
They ask thee concerning Zul-qarnain. Say, "I will rehearse to you something of his story."
5 Abul Ala Maududi
(O Muhammad), they ask you about Dhu al-Qarnayn. Say: "I will give you an account of him."
6 Ahmed Ali
They ask you about Dhu'l-Qarnain.
7 Ahmed Raza Khan
And they ask you regarding Zul-Qarnain; say, “I shall recite his story to you.”
8 Ali Quli Qarai
They question you concerning Dhul Qarnayn. Say, ‘I will relate to you an account of him.’
9 Ali Ünal
And they ask you (O Messenger) about Dhu’l-Qarnayn. Say: "I will recite to you a mention of him (quoting the Almighty)."
10 Amatul Rahman Omar
And they ask you about Dhul-Qarnain (- Cyrus of Persia). Say, `I will just recite to you (in the word of Lord) some of his account,´
11 English Literal
And they ask/question you about (owner) of the two horns/powers/glories , Say: "I will read/recite on (to) you from him a reminder/remembrance."
12 Faridul Haque
And they ask you regarding Zul-Qarnain; say, "I shall recite his story to you."
13 Hamid S. Aziz
And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan youths in the city, and beneath it was a treasure belonging to them both, and their father was a righteous man, and their Lord desired that they should reach maturity, and then take out their treasure as a mercy from their Lord; and I did it not on my own command. That is the interpretation of that which you could not bear."
14 Hilali & Khan
And they ask you about Dhul-Qarnain. Say: "I shall recite to you something of his story."
15 Maulana Mohammad Ali
And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and there was beneath it a treasure belonging to them, and their father had been a righteous man. So thy Lord intended that they should attain their maturity and take out their treasure -- a mercy from thy Lord -- and I did not do it of my own accord. This is the significance of that with which thou couldst not have patience.
16 Mohammad Habib Shakir
And they ask you about Zulqarnain. Say: I will recite to you an account of him.
17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
They will ask thee of Dhu'l-Qarneyn. Say: I shall recite unto you a remembrance of him.
18 Muhammad Sarwar
(Muhammad), they will ask you about Dhu 'l-Qarnayn. Say, "I shall tell you something about him".
19 Qaribullah & Darwish
They will ask you about ThulKarnain (the pious and chosen). Say: 'I will recite to you something of his story.
20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
And they ask you about Dhul-Qarnayn. Say: "I shall recite to you something of his story."
21 Wahiduddin Khan
They will ask you about Dhu'l-Qarnayn. Say, "I will give you an account of him."
22 Talal Itani
And they ask you about Zul-Qarnain. Say, “I will tell you something about him.”
23 Tafsir jalalayn
And they, the Jews, question you concerning Dh'l-Qarnayn, whose name was Alexander; he was not a prophet. Say; `I shall recite, relate, to you a mention, an account, of him', of his affair.
24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir
The Story of Dhul-Qarnayn
Allah says to His Prophet,
And they ask you, (O Muhammad),
عَن ذِي الْقَرْنَيْنِ
i.e., about his story.
We have already mentioned how the disbelievers of Makkah sent word to the People of the Book and asked them for some information with which they could test the Prophet. They (the People of the Book) said, `Ask him about a man who traveled extensively throughout the earth, and about some young men who nobody knows what they did, and about the Ruh (the soul),' then Surah Al-Kahf was revealed.
قُلْ سَأَتْلُو عَلَيْكُم مِّنْهُ ذِكْرًا
Say;"I shall recite to you something of his story."
Dhul-Qarnayn had great Power