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walā
وَلَا
And not
yatūnaka
يَأْتُونَكَ
they come to you
bimathalin
بِمَثَلٍ
with an example
illā
إِلَّا
but
ji'nāka
جِئْنَٰكَ
We bring you
bil-ḥaqi
بِٱلْحَقِّ
the truth,
wa-aḥsana
وَأَحْسَنَ
and (the) best
tafsīran
تَفْسِيرًا
explanation.

Wa laa yaatoonaka bimasainn illaa ji'naaka bilhaqqi wa ahsana tafseeraa

Sahih International:

And they do not come to you with an argument except that We bring you the truth and the best explanation.

1 A. J. Arberry

They bring not to thee any similitude but that We bring thee the truth, and better in exposition.

2 Abdul Haleem

They cannot put any argument to you without Our bringing you the truth and the best explanation.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And they come not unto thee with a similitude but We bring thee the truth and an excellent interpretation.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

And no question do they bring to thee but We reveal to thee the truth and the best explanation (thereof).

5 Abul Ala Maududi

And (there is another wisdom in this: whenever they brought to you an odd thing (or a strange question), We sent its right answer to you in time and explained it all in the best manner,

6 Ahmed Ali

There is not an example they advance to which We do not give you a right answer and a better explanation.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And they will never bring you an example, but We shall bring you a true narration and better than it.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

They do not bring you any representation but that We bring you the truth [in reply to them] and the best exposition.

9 Ali Ünal

And also, they never come to you with any (false) argument (to taunt and provoke you) but that We provide you with the truth (to counter their false arguments) and a better exposition (which enables and deepens understanding).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

They bring you no parable (by way of an objection) but We have provided you with the true fact and perfect interpretation (of it, in answer to the objection beforehand).

11 English Literal

And they do not come to you with an example except We came to you with the truth and (a) better explanation/interpretation .

12 Faridul Haque

And they will never bring you an example, but We shall bring you a true narration and better than it.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Those who disbelieve said, "Why is not the Quran sent down to him all at once (in one piece)?" It is revealed as it is so that We may strengthen your heart therewith, and We have rehearsed it to you gradually, in well-arranged stages.

14 Hilali & Khan

And no example or similitude do they bring (to oppose or to find fault in you or in this Quran), but We reveal to you the truth (against that similitude or example), and the better explanation thereof.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And those who disbelieve say: Why has not the Qur’an been revealed to him all at once? Thus, that We may strengthen thy heart thereby and We have arranged it well in arranging.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And they shall not bring to you any argument, but We have brought to you (one) with truth and best in significance.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And they bring thee no similitude but We bring thee the Truth (as against it), and better (than their similitude) as argument.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

We will support you with the Truth and the best interpretation whenever the infidels argue against you.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

They do not bring to you any parable but that which We bring to you is the truth and better in explanation.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And no example or parable do they bring, but We reveal to you the truth, and the better explanation thereof.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Every time they raise an objection, We will bring you the truth and the best of explanations.

22 Talal Itani

Whatever argument they come to you with, We provide you with the truth, and a better exposition.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And they do not bring you any similitude, to invalidate your mission, but that We bring you the truth, that refutes it, and [what is] better [as] exposition, explanation.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

وَلَا يَأْتُونَكَ بِمَثَلٍ

And no example or similitude do they bring,

This means no arguments or doubts,

إِلاَّ جِيْنَاكَ بِالْحَقِّ وَأَحْسَنَ تَفْسِيرًا



but We reveal to you the truth, and the better explanation thereof.

They do not say anything in an attempt to oppose the truth, but We respond to them with the truth of that same matter, more clearly and more eloquently than anything they say.

Abu Abdur-Rahman An-Nasa'i recorded that Ibn Abbas said,

"The Qur'an was sent down all at once to the first heaven on Laylatul-Qadr (the Night of Power), then it was revealed over twenty years."

Allah says;

وَلَا يَأْتُونَكَ بِمَثَلٍ إِلاَّ جِيْنَاكَ بِالْحَقِّ وَأَحْسَنَ تَفْسِيرًا

And no example or similitude do they bring, but We reveal to you the truth, and the better explanation thereof.

and;

وَقُرْءانًا فَرَقْنَاهُ لِتَقْرَأَهُ عَلَى النَّاسِ عَلَى مُكْثٍ وَنَزَّلْنَـهُ تَنْزِيلً

And (it is) a Qur'an which We have divided (into parts), in order that you might recite it to men at intervals. And We have revealed it by stages. (17;106)

Then Allah tells us about the terrible state of the disbelievers when they are raised on the Day of Resurrection and gathered into Hell;

الَّذِينَ يُحْشَرُونَ عَلَى وُجُوهِهِمْ إِلَى جَهَنَّمَ أُوْلَيِكَ شَرٌّ مَّكَانًا وَأَضَلُّ سَبِيلً