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am
أَمْ
Or
yaqūlūna
يَقُولُونَ
they say,
bihi
بِهِۦ
"In him
jinnatun
جِنَّةٌۢۚ
(is) madness?"
bal
بَلْ
Nay,
jāahum
جَآءَهُم
he brought them
bil-ḥaqi
بِٱلْحَقِّ
the truth,
wa-aktharuhum
وَأَكْثَرُهُمْ
but most of them
lil'ḥaqqi
لِلْحَقِّ
to the truth,
kārihūna
كَٰرِهُونَ
(are) averse.

Am yaqooloona bihee jinnnah; bal jaaa'ahum bilhaqqi wa aksaruhum lil haqqi kaarihoon

Sahih International:

Or do they say, "In him is madness?" Rather, he brought them the truth, but most of them, to the truth, are averse.

1 A. J. Arberry

Or do they say, 'He is bedevilled'? Nay, he has brought them the truth, but most of them are averse from the truth.

2 Abdul Haleem

Why do they say he is possessed? He has brought them the truth and most of them hate it,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Or, say they: in him is madness? O Aye he brought them the truth, and most of them to the truth are averse.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Or do they say, "He is possessed"? Nay, he has brought them the Truth, but most of them hate the Truth.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Or do they say that there is madness in him? Nay, he has brought them the Truth and it is the Truth that most of them disdain.

6 Ahmed Ali

Or do they say that he is possessed? In fact, he has brought the truth to them, but most of them abhor the truth.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Or they say, “He is afflicted by a demon”; in fact he brought the Truth to them, and most of them dislike the Truth.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Do they say, ‘There is madness in him’? No, he has brought them the truth, and most of them are averse to the truth.

9 Ali Ünal

Or do they say that there is madness in him? No, he has brought them the truth, but most of them are disdainful of the truth.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Or do they say, `He is possessed?´ Nay, but the fact is that he has brought them the truth while most of them are averse to the truth.

11 English Literal

Or they say: "With him (is) insanity/madness." But he came to them with the truth , and most of them to the truth (are) hating.

12 Faridul Haque

Or they say, "He is afflicted by a demon"; in fact he brought the Truth to them, and most of them dislike the Truth.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Or know they not their messenger that they thus deny him?

14 Hilali & Khan

Or say they: "There is madness in him?" Nay, but he brought them the truth [i.e. "(A) Tauhid: Worshipping Allah Alone in all aspects (B) The Quran (C) The religion of Islam,"] but most of them (the disbelievers) are averse to the truth.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Or do they not recognize their Messenger, that they deny him?

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Or do they say: There is madness in him? Nay! he has brought them the truth, and most of them are averse from the truth.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Or say they: There is a madness in him? Nay, but he bringeth them the Truth; and most of them are haters of the Truth.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

or you said that he is possessed by satan? In fact, he has brought you the truth, but most of you dislike it.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Do they say he is mad! No, he came to them with the truth, but most of them hate the truth.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Or they say: There is madness in him Nay, but he brought them the truth, but most of them are averse to the truth.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Do they say he is possessed? Rather he has brought them the truth, but most of them are averse to the truth.

22 Talal Itani

Or do they say, “He is possessed?” In fact, he brought them the truth, but most of them hate the truth.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Or do they say, `There is a madness in him'? -- this interrogative is meant as an affirmation of the truth of the Prophet's sincerity, and [of the fact] that messengers did come to past communities, and [of the fact] that they [do indeed] recognise their Messenger to be truthful and trustworthy, and [of the fact] that there is no madness in him. Nay (bal is for transition), he has brought them the truth, namely, the Qur'n that comprises [affirmations of] the Oneness [of God] and the Laws of Islam; but most of them are averse to the truth.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

أَمْ يَقُولُونَ بِهِ جِنَّةٌ

Or they say;There is madness in him,

This is a narration of what the Quraysh said about the Prophet.

They said that he was making up the Qur'an by himself, or that he was crazy and did not know what he was saying.

Allah tells us that their hearts did not believe that, they knew that what they were saying about the Qur'an was falsehood, for it had come to them from the Words of Allah and could not be resisted or rejected. So Allah challenged them and all the people of the world to produce something like it if they could -- but they could not and would never be able to do so.

So Allah says;

بَلْ جَاءهُم بِالْحَقِّ وَأَكْثَرُهُمْ لِلْحَقِّ كَارِهُونَ



Nay, but he brought them Al-Haqq, but most of them are averse to the truth.
Truth does not follow Whims and Desires

Allah says