Qul 'asaaa any-yakoona radifa lakum ba'dul lazee tasta'jiloon
Say, "Perhaps it is close behind you - some of that for which you are impatient.
1 A. J. Arberry
Say: 'It may be that riding behind you already is some part of that you seek to hasten on.
2 Abdul Haleem
Say, ‘Maybe some of what you seek to hasten is near at hand.’
3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Say thou: belike close behind you may be some of that which ye would hasten on.
4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Say; "It may be that some of the events which ye wish to hasten on may be (close) in your pursuit!"
5 Abul Ala Maududi
Say: "The chastisement whose hastening you have been asking for, maybe a part of it has drawn quite near to you."
6 Ahmed Ali
Say: "Perhaps some of what you wish to hasten is right behind you."
7 Ahmed Raza Khan
Say, “It could be that a part of what you are impatient for is (already) after you.”
8 Ali Quli Qarai
Say, ‘Perhaps there is right behind you some of what you seek to hasten.’
9 Ali Ünal
Say: "It may well be that something of that which you ask to be hastened has already drawn quite near behind you."
10 Amatul Rahman Omar
Say, `It is possible that a part of that (victory) which you are keen to precipitate may be close on your heels.´
11 English Literal
Say: "Maybe/perhaps that some (of) what you hurry/hasten be followed closely behind , for you."
12 Faridul Haque
Say, “It could be that a part of what you are impatient for, is (already) after you.”
13 Hamid S. Aziz
They say, "When shall this promise be if you do tell the truth?"
14 Hilali & Khan
Say: "Perhaps that which you wish to hasten on, may be close behind you.
15 Maulana Mohammad Ali
And grieve not for them, nor be distressed because of what they plan.
16 Mohammad Habib Shakir
Say: Maybe there may have drawn near to you somewhat of that which you seek to hasten on.
17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
Say: It may be that a part of that which ye would hasten on is close behind you.
18 Muhammad Sarwar
Say, "Perhaps some of the things which you wish to experience immediately are very close to you."
19 Qaribullah & Darwish
Say: 'It may be that part of what you seek to hasten on is already riding behind you'
20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
Say: "Perhaps that which you wish to hasten on, may be close behind you."
21 Wahiduddin Khan
Say, "It may be that a part of what you would hasten on is close behind you."
22 Talal Itani
Say, “Perhaps some of what you are impatient for has drawn near.”
23 Tafsir jalalayn
Say; `It may be that part of what you seek to hasten on is close behind you' -- so they were slain at Badr and the remaining chastisement will come to them after death.
24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir
Say, (`O Muhammad,')
عَسَى أَن يَكُونَ رَدِفَ لَكُم بَعْضُ الَّذِي تَسْتَعْجِلُونَ
Perhaps that which you wish to hasten on, may be close behind you.
Ibn Abbas said,
"That which you wish to hasten on has come close to you, or some of it has come close."
This was also the view of Mujahid, Ad-Dahhak, Ata Al-Khurasani, Qatadah and As-Suddi.
This is also what is meant in the Ayat;
وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَى هُوَ قُلْ عَسَى أَن يَكُونَ قَرِيبًا
And they say;"When will that be!" Say;"Perhaps it is near!" (17;51)
يَسْتَعْجِلُونَكَ بِالْعَذَابِ وَإِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ لَمُحِيطَةٌ بِالْكَـفِرِينَ
They ask you to hasten on the torment. And verily, Hell, of a surety, will encompass the disbelievers. (29;54)
عَسَى أَن يَكُونَ رَدِفَ لَكُم
may be close behind you.
means, it is being hastened for you.
This was reported from Mujahid.
Then Allah says