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fataqaṭṭaʿū
فَتَقَطَّعُوٓا۟
But they cut off
amrahum
أَمْرَهُم
their affair (of unity)
baynahum
بَيْنَهُمْ
between them
zuburan
زُبُرًاۖ
(into) sects,
kullu
كُلُّ
each
ḥiz'bin
حِزْبٍۭ
faction
bimā
بِمَا
in what
ladayhim
لَدَيْهِمْ
they have
fariḥūna
فَرِحُونَ
rejoicing.

Fataqatta'ooo amrahum bainahum zuburaa; kullu hizbim bimaa ladaihim farihoon

Sahih International:

But the people divided their religion among them into sects - each faction, in what it has, rejoicing.

1 A. J. Arberry

But they split in their affair between them into sects, each party rejoicing in what is with them.

2 Abdul Haleem

but they have split their community into sects, each rejoicing in their own.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Then they cut their affair among them in regard to the Scriptures: each band in that which is with them rejoicing.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

But people have cut off their affair (of unity), between them, into sects; each party rejoices in that which is with itself.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

But people later cut up their religion into bits, each group rejoicing in what they have.

6 Ahmed Ali

But then they divided up their order into different creeds, each section rejoicing in what it had come to have.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

But their nations broke their tasks into pieces; every group happy with what it has.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

But they fragmented their religion among themselves, each party boasting about what it had.

9 Ali Ünal

But people, having broken up into groups, differed among themselves as regards the Religion, each group proudly rejoicing in the portion they have.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

But the people, (rather than preserve their unity) split up their affair among themselves (forming themselves into factions) considering (each portion thus split up) as (the real) Scripture, every faction rejoicing in that which was with them.

11 English Literal

So they separated their matter/affair (into) pieces every/each group/party with what (is) at them, they are happy/delighted .

12 Faridul Haque

But their nations broke their tasks into pieces; every group happy with what it has.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And, verily, this your religion (or brotherhood) is one religion (or brotherhood), and I am your Lord; so keep your duty unto Me.

14 Hilali & Khan

But they (men) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its belief.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And surely this your community is one community, and I am your Lord, so keep your duty to Me.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

But they cut off their religion among themselves into sects, each part rejoicing in that which is with them.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

But they (mankind) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its tenets.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

The people divided themselves into many sects, each with their own book and each happy with whatever they had.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Yet they have split their affairs between themselves into sects, each rejoicing in what it has.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

But they have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in what is with it.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Yet they divided themselves into factions, each rejoicing in what they had.

22 Talal Itani

But they tore themselves into sects; each party happy with what they have.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

But they, the followers, split into sects regarding their affair, their religion (zuburan, `sects', is a circumstantial qualifier of the subject of the verb taqatta`, `they split'), in other words, [they became] opposing parties, the likes of the Jews and the Christians and others, each party rejoicing in, exultant with, what they had, that is, with the religion they had.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

فَتَقَطَّعُوا أَمْرَهُم بَيْنَهُمْ زُبُرًا

But they have broken their religion among them into sects,

the nations to whom Prophets were sent.

كُلُّ حِزْبٍ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ فَرِحُونَ



each group rejoicing in what is with it.

means, they rejoice in their misguidance because they think that they are rightly-guided.

Allah says, threatening and warning