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wa-idhā
وَإِذَا
And when
samiʿū
سَمِعُوا۟
they hear
l-laghwa
ٱللَّغْوَ
vain talk,
aʿraḍū
أَعْرَضُوا۟
they turn away
ʿanhu
عَنْهُ
from it
waqālū
وَقَالُوا۟
and say,
lanā
لَنَآ
"For us
aʿmālunā
أَعْمَٰلُنَا
our deeds
walakum
وَلَكُمْ
and for you
aʿmālukum
أَعْمَٰلُكُمْ
your deeds.
salāmun
سَلَٰمٌ
Peace (be)
ʿalaykum
عَلَيْكُمْ
on you;
لَا
not
nabtaghī
نَبْتَغِى
we seek
l-jāhilīna
ٱلْجَٰهِلِينَ
the ignorant."

Wa izaa sami'ul laghwa a'radoo 'anhu wa qaaloo lanaaa a'maalunaa wa lakum a'maalukum salaamun 'alaikum laa nabtaghil jaahileen

Sahih International:

And when they hear ill speech, they turn away from it and say, "For us are our deeds, and for you are your deeds. Peace will be upon you; we seek not the ignorant."

1 A. J. Arberry

When they hear idle talk, they turn away from it and say, 'We have our deeds, and you your deeds. Peace be upon your We desire not the ignorant.'

2 Abdul Haleem

and turn away whenever they hear frivolous talk, saying, ‘We have our deeds and you have yours. Peace be with you! We do not seek the company of ignorant people.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And when they hear vain discourse they withdraw therefrom and say: unto US our works, and unto you your works; peace be unto you; we seek not the ignorant.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

And when they hear vain talk, they turn away therefrom and say; "To us our deeds, and to you yours; peace be to you; we seek not the ignorant."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

and when they hear any vain talk, they turn away from it, saying: "We have our deeds and you have your deeds. Peace be to you. We do not desire to act like the ignorant."

6 Ahmed Ali

When they hear idle talk they turn aside and say: "To us our actions, to you yours. Peace on you; we do not look for the ignorant."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And when they hear indecent speech, they ignore it and say, “For us are our deeds and for you are your deeds; peace be to you (good bye); we are not interested in the ignorant.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

and when they hear vain talk, they avoid it and say, ‘Our deeds belong to us, and your deeds belong to you. Peace be to you. We do not court the ignorant.’

9 Ali Ünal

When they hear any vain (useless or aggressive) talk, they turn away from it, without reciprocating it, and say (to those who are engaged in it): "To us are accounted our deeds, and to you, your deeds. Peace be upon you! We do not seek to mix with the ignorant (those unaware of God, true guidance and right and wrong)."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And when they hear something vain they turn away from it and say (to those who indulge in vain talk), `We shall reap the fruit of our deeds and you shall reap the fruit of yours.´ (Bidding them good bye then say,) `Peace be upon you. We have no desire to have any concern with the ignorant.´

11 English Literal

And if they heard/listened (to) the nonsense/senseless talk , they turned away from it, and they said: "For us (are) our deeds, and for you, your deeds, a greeting/peace on (to) you, we do not wish/desire the lowly/ignorant ."

12 Faridul Haque

And when they hear indecent speech, they ignore it and say, “For us are our deeds and for you are your deeds; peace be to you (good bye); we are not interested in the ignorant.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

These shall be given their reward twice over, because they were steadfast, and repelled evil with good, and spend of what We have bestowed upon them.

14 Hilali & Khan

And when they hear Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk), they withdraw from it and say: "To us our deeds, and to you your deeds. Peace be to you. We seek not the ignorant."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And when it is recited to them they say: We believe in it; surely it is the Truth from our Lord; we were indeed before this submitting ones.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And when they hear idle talk they turn aside from it and say: We shall have our deeds and you shall have your deeds; peace be on you, we do not desire the ignorant.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And when they hear vanity they withdraw from it and say: Unto us our works and unto you your works. Peace be unto you! We desire not the ignorant.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

When they hear impious words, they ignore them, saying, "We shall be responsible for our deeds and you will be responsible for yours. Peace be with you. We do not want to become ignorant."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

and because when they hear idle talk they turn away from it and say: 'We have our deeds, and you have your deeds. Peace be upon you. We do not desire the ignorant'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And when they hear evil vain talk, they withdraw from it and say: "To us our deeds, and to you your deeds. Peace be to you. We seek not (the way of) the ignorant."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

and when they hear vain talk, they turn away from it and say, "We have our actions and you have yours. We wish you peace. We will have nothing to do with the ignorant."

22 Talal Itani

And when they hear vain talk, they avoid it, and say, “We have our deeds, and you have your deeds; peace be upon you; we do not desire the ignorant.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And when they hear vanity, vile words and hurtful intent from the disbelievers, they disregard it and say, `To us [belong] our deeds and to you [belong] your deeds. Peace to you -- a parting truce (salm mutraka), in other words you are secure from any abuse or the like on our part. We do not desire [friendship with] the ignorant', we do not seek companionship with them.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

وَإِذَا سَمِعُوا اللَّغْوَ أَعْرَضُوا عَنْهُ

And when they hear evil vain talk, they withdraw from it,

meaning, they do not mix with the people who indulge in such talk, rather they do as Allah says;

وَإِذَا مَرُّواْ بِاللَّغْوِ مَرُّواْ كِراماً

and if they pass by some evil vain talk, they pass by it with dignity. (25;72)

وَقَالُوا لَنَا أَعْمَالُنَا وَلَكُمْ أَعْمَالُكُمْ سَلَمٌ عَلَيْكُمْ لَا نَبْتَغِي الْجَاهِلِينَ



and they say;"To us our deeds, and to you your deeds. Peace be to you. We seek not (the way of) the ignorant."

means, if some foolish person speaks to them in a foolish manner and says something to which it does not befit them to respond, they turn away from him and do not respond in kind with ugly speech. They never say anything but good words. Allah says of them that they say;
لَنَا أَعْمَالُنَا وَلَكُمْ أَعْمَالُكُمْ سَلَمٌ عَلَيْكُمْ لَا نَبْتَغِي الْجَاهِلِينَ
(To us our deeds, and to you your deeds. Peace be to you. We seek not (the way of) the ignorant),

meaning, `we do not seek the way of the ignorant and we do not like it.