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alam
أَلَمْ
Do not
tara
تَرَ
you see,
annā
أَنَّآ
that We
arsalnā
أَرْسَلْنَا
[We] have sent
l-shayāṭīna
ٱلشَّيَٰطِينَ
the devils
ʿalā
عَلَى
upon
l-kāfirīna
ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ
the disbelievers,
ta-uzzuhum
تَؤُزُّهُمْ
inciting them
azzan
أَزًّا
(with) incitement.

Alam tara annaaa arsalnash Shayaateena 'alal kaafireena ta'uzzuhum azzaa

Sahih International:

Do you not see that We have sent the devils upon the disbelievers, inciting them to [evil] with [constant] incitement?

1 A. J. Arberry

Hast thou not seen how We sent the Satans against the unbelievers, to prick them?

2 Abdul Haleem

Have you [Prophet] not seen how We send devils to incite the disbelievers to sin?

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Beholdest thou not that We have sent the satans upon the infidels inciting them by an incitement? *Chapter: 19

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Seest thou not that We have set the Evil Ones on against the unbelievers, to incite them with fury?

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Do you not see that We have sent devils upon the unbelievers who greatly incite them (to oppose the Truth)?

6 Ahmed Ali

Do you not see that We have set the devils against the infidels to rouse and instigate them?

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Did you not see that We sent devils upon the disbelievers, so they excite them abundantly?

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Have you not regarded that We unleash the devils upon the faithless to urge them vigorously?

9 Ali Ünal

Do you not see that We send the satans upon the unbelievers (because of their unbelief), and they impel them (towards sin and every kind of evil) with strong impulsion?

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Have you not considered that We do not keep away satans from the disbelievers (by force). These (satans) incite them greatly (in their acts of disobedience).

11 English Literal

Do you not see/understand that We sent the devils on (to) the disbelievers, they penetrate their minds/influence them penetration of their minds/influence.

12 Faridul Haque

Did you not see that We sent devils upon the disbelievers, so they excite them abundantly?

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Not so! They shall deny their worship of them, and shall become their opponents!

14 Hilali & Khan

See you not that We have sent the Shayatin (devils) against the disbelievers to push them to do evil.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

By no means! They will soon deny their worshipping them, and be their adversaries.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Do you not see that We have sent the Shaitans against the unbelievers, inciting them by incitement?

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Seest thou not that We have set the devils on the disbelievers to confound them with confusion?

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Do you not realize that We have sent Satan to incite the unbelievers to sin.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Have you not seen how We send down to the unbelievers satans who prick them?

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

See you not that We have sent the Shayatin against the disbelievers to push them to do evil.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Do you not see that We have appointed devils to incite those who deny the truth to disobedience?

22 Talal Itani

Have you not considered how We dispatch the devils against the disbelievers, exciting them with incitement?

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Have you not regarded that We unleash the devils against, We have set them upon, the disbelievers to urge them, to incite them to [commit] acts of disobedience, impetuously?

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

See you not that We have sent the Shayatin against the disbelievers to push them to do evil.

Ali bin Abi Talhah said that Ibn Abbas said,

"They will lead them astray with temptation."

Al-Awfi said that Ibn Abbas said,

"They will incite them against Muhammad and his Companions."

Qatadah said,

"They will harass them and disturb them until they disobey Allah."

Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd said,

"This is similar to Allah's statement,

وَمَن يَعْشُ عَن ذِكْرِ الرَّحْمَـنِ نُقَيِّضْ لَهُ شَيْطَاناً فَهُوَ لَهُ قَرِينٌ

And whosoever turns away blindly from the remembrance of the Most Gracious, We appoint for him a Shaytan to be a companion for him." (43;36)

Concerning Allah's statement