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qālū
قَالُوا۟
They (will) say,
rabbanā
رَبَّنَا
"Our Lord!
ghalabat
غَلَبَتْ
Overcame
ʿalaynā
عَلَيْنَا
[on] us
shiq'watunā
شِقْوَتُنَا
our wretchedness,
wakunnā
وَكُنَّا
and we were
qawman
قَوْمًا
a people
ḍāllīna
ضَآلِّينَ
astray.

Qaaloo Rabbanaa ghalabat 'alainaa shiqwatunaa wa kunnaa qawman daaalleen

Sahih International:

They will say, "Our Lord, our wretchedness overcame us, and we were a people astray.

1 A. J. Arberry

They shall say, 'Our Lord, our adversity prevailed over us; we were an erring people.

2 Abdul Haleem

They will say, ‘Lord, our waywardness overcame us and we went astray.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

They will say: our Lord! our wretchedness overcame, us, and we have been a people erring.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

They will say; "our Lord! Our misfortune overwhelmed us, and we became a people astray!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

They will say: "Our Lord! Our misfortune prevailed over us. We were indeed an erring people.

6 Ahmed Ali

They will say: "O Lord, our misery overwhelmed us, so we remained a people astray.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

They will say, “Our Lord! Our ill-fate overcame us, and we were the astray people.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

They will say, ‘Our Lord! Our wretchedness overcame us, and we were an astray lot.

9 Ali Ünal

They will say: "Our Lord! Our wretchedness (which we ourselves provoked upon ourselves) prevailed over us, and we were people lost in error.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

They will say, `Our Lord! our misfortune got the better of us (when we gave ourselves up to evil doings) and we were actually an erring people;

11 English Literal

They said: "Our Lord our misery/unhappiness defeated/overcame on us, and we were a misguided nation."

12 Faridul Haque

They will say, "Our Lord! Our ill-fate overcame us, and we were the astray people."

13 Hamid S. Aziz

(It will be said) "Were not My revelations recited to you? And did you not treat them as falsehoods?"

14 Hilali & Khan

They will say: "Our Lord! Our wretchedness overcame us, and we were (an) erring people.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Were not My messages recited to you, but you used to reject them?

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

They shall say: O our Lord! our adversity overcame us and we were an erring people:

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

They will say: Our Lord! Our evil fortune conquered us, and we were erring folk.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

They will reply, "Lord, our hard-heartedness overcame us and we went astray.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

'Lord' they will reply, 'adversity prevailed over us and we were erring.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

They will say: "Our Lord! Our wretchedness overcame us, and we were (an) erring people."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

They will answer, "Lord, misfortune overcame us and we became an erring people.

22 Talal Itani

They will say, “Our Lord, our wretchedness prevailed over us, and we were a people astray.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

They will say, `Our Lord, our wretchedness (shiqwatun; a variant reading has shaqwatun, both of which are verbal nouns with the same meaning) overcame us, and we were an erring folk, [astray] from guidance.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

قَالُوا

They will say;

رَبَّنَا غَلَبَتْ عَلَيْنَا شِقْوَتُنَا وَكُنَّا قَوْمًا ضَالِّينَ



Our Lord! Our wretchedness overcame us, and we were (an) erring people.

meaning, evidence has been established against us, but we were so doomed that we could not follow it, so we went astray and were not guided.

Then they will say;

رَبَّنَا أَخْرِجْنَا مِنْهَا فَإِنْ عُدْنَا فَإِنَّا ظَالِمُونَ