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lākini
لَٰكِنِ
But
alladhīna
ٱلَّذِينَ
those who
ittaqaw
ٱتَّقَوْا۟
fear
rabbahum
رَبَّهُمْ
their Lord,
lahum
لَهُمْ
for them
jannātun
جَنَّٰتٌ
(will be) Gardens
tajrī
تَجْرِى
flows
min
مِن
from
taḥtihā
تَحْتِهَا
underneath them
l-anhāru
ٱلْأَنْهَٰرُ
the rivers,
khālidīna
خَٰلِدِينَ
will abide forever
fīhā
فِيهَا
in it -
nuzulan
نُزُلًا
a hospitality
min
مِّنْ
from
ʿindi
عِندِ
[near]
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِۗ
Allah.
wamā
وَمَا
And what
ʿinda
عِندَ
(is) with
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
Allah
khayrun
خَيْرٌ
(is) best
lil'abrāri
لِّلْأَبْرَارِ
for the righteous.

Laakinil lazeenat taqaw Rabbahum lahum Jannnaatun tajree min tahtihal anhaaru khaalideena feehaa nuzulammin 'indil laah; wa maa 'indal laahi khairul lil abraar

Sahih International:

But those who feared their Lord will have gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding eternally therein, as accommodation from Allah. And that which is with Allah is best for the righteous.

1 A. J. Arberry

But those who fear their Lord - for them shall be gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein dwelling forever -- a hospitality God Himself offers; and that which is with God is better for the pious.

2 Abdul Haleem

But those who were mindful of their Lord will have Gardens graced with flowing streams where they will stay as a reward from God. What God has is best for those who are truly good.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

But as to those who fear their Lord, theirs shall be Gardens whereunder rivers flow; they shall be abiders therein: an entertainment from before their Lord; and that which is with Allah it still better for the pious.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

On the other hand, for those who fear their Lord, are Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath; therein are they to dwell (for ever),- a gift from the presence of Allah; and that which is in the presence of Allah is the best (bliss) for the righteous.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

But those who fear their Lord: theirs shall be the gardens beneath which rivers flow and in which they will live forever: a hospitality from Allah Himself, And Allah's reward is best for the truly pious.

6 Ahmed Ali

But those who are pious and obedient to their Lord, will have gardens with streams of running water where they will abide as guests of God; and what is with God is best for the pious.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

But for those who fear their Lord are Gardens beneath which rivers flow – abiding in it for ever – the hospitality from their Lord; and that which is with Allah, is the best for the righteous.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

But those who are wary of their Lord—for them shall be gardens with streams running in them, to remain in them [forever], a hospitality from Allah; and what is with Allah is better for the pious.

9 Ali Ünal

Whereas those who keep from disobedience to their Lord (Who created and raised them, and sustains them, and Who has sent them the best of laws to order their lives), and act within the limits of piety – for them are Gardens through which rivers flow, therein to abide: a hospitality from the Presence of God; and that which is with God is best for the truly godly and virtuous.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

But those who took their Lord as a shield shall have Gardens served with running streams, therein shall they live for ever, an entertainment from Allâh Himself; and that which is with Allâh is better still for the virtuous.

11 English Literal

However/but those who feared and obeyed their Lord, for them (are) treed gardens, the rivers flow from below/beneath it, immortally/eternally in it a prepared guest house/place of descent from at God, and what (is) at God (is) better to the righteous .

12 Faridul Haque

But for those who fear their Lord are Gardens beneath which rivers flow - abiding in it for ever - the hospitality from their Lord; and that which is with Allah, is the best for the righteous.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Verily, of the people of the Book are some who do believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to you, and what was revealed to them, humbling themselves before Allah. They purchase not a small gain for the revelations of Allah. These shall have their reward with their Lord; verily, Allah is quick at reckoning. O you who believe! Endure and vie with one another in endurance, and be on the alert, and fear Allah, in order that you may succeed.

14 Hilali & Khan

But, for those who fear their Lord, are Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise); therein are they to dwell (for ever), an entertainment from Allah; and that which is with Allah is the Best for Al-Abrar (those who are obedient to Allah and follow strictly His Orders).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

A brief enjoyment! Then their abode is hell. And evil is the resting-place.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

But as to those who are careful of (their duty to) their Lord, they shall have gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding in them; an entertainment from their Lord, and that which is with Allah is best for the righteous.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them are Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will be safe for ever. A gift of welcome from their Lord. That which Allah hath in store is better for the righteous.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

For those who have fear of their Lord, there will be gardens wherein streams flow and they will live therein forever as a gift from their Lord. God has the best reward for the virtuous people.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

But for those who fear their Lord, for them shall be Gardens underneath which rivers flow, there they shall live for ever, a (goodly) hosting from Allah, and that which is with Allah is better for the righteous.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

But, for those who have Taqwa of their Lord, are Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise); therein are they to dwell, an entertainment from Allah; and that which is with Allah is the best for Al-Abrar (the most righteous).

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Those who fear their Lord shall have gardens through which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever: and a goodly welcome from their Lord. God's recompense is best for the virtuous.

22 Talal Itani

As for those who feared their Lord: for them will be gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever—hospitality from God. What God possesses is best for the just.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

But those who fear their Lord -- for them shall be Gardens underneath which rivers flow, abiding, that is, it is decreed for them to abide, therein; a hospitality (nuzul is what is prepared for a guest; it is in the accusative [nuzulan] because it is a circumstantial qualifier referring to jannt, `gardens', and its operator is the import of the adverbial phrase) from God Himself. That which is with God, in the way of reward, is better for the pious, than the enjoyment of this world.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

لَكِنِ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْاْ رَبَّهُمْ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الَانْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا نُزُلاً مِّنْ عِندِ اللّهِ وَمَا عِندَ اللّهِ

But, for those who have Taqwa of their Lord, are Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise); therein are they to dwell, an entertainment from Allah,

for certainly,

وَمَا عِندَ اللّهِ خَيْرٌ لِّلَبْرَارِ



and that which is with Allah is the best for Al-Abrar.

Ibn Jarir recorded that Abu Ad-Darda' used to say,

"Death is better for every believer. Death is better for every disbeliever, and those who do not believe me should read Allah's statements,
وَمَا عِندَ اللّهِ خَيْرٌ لِّلَبْرَارِ
(and that which is with Allah is the best for Al-Abrar), and,

وَلَا يَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ أَنَّمَا نُمْلِي لَهُمْ خَيْرٌ لاِّاَنفُسِهِمْ إِنَّمَا نُمْلِي لَهُمْ لِيَزْدَادُواْ إِثْمًا وَلَهْمُ عَذَابٌ مُّهِينٌ


And let not the disbelievers think that Our postponing of their punishment is good for them. We postpone the punishment only so that they may increase in sinfulness. And for them is a disgraceful torment. (3;178)