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wa-idhā
وَإِذَا
And when
massa
مَسَّ
touches
l-nāsa
ٱلنَّاسَ
people
ḍurrun
ضُرٌّ
hardship,
daʿaw
دَعَوْا۟
they call
rabbahum
رَبَّهُم
their Lord
munībīna
مُّنِيبِينَ
turning
ilayhi
إِلَيْهِ
to Him.
thumma
ثُمَّ
Then
idhā
إِذَآ
when
adhāqahum
أَذَاقَهُم
He causes them to taste
min'hu
مِّنْهُ
from Him
raḥmatan
رَحْمَةً
Mercy
idhā
إِذَا
when!
farīqun
فَرِيقٌ
A party
min'hum
مِّنْهُم
of them
birabbihim
بِرَبِّهِمْ
with their Lord
yush'rikūna
يُشْرِكُونَ
associate partners

Wa izaa massan naasa durrun da'aw Rabbahum muneebeena ilaihi summa izaaa azaqahum minhu rahmatan izaa fareequm minhum be Rabbihim yushrikoon

Sahih International:

And when adversity touches the people, they call upon their Lord, turning in repentance to Him. Then when He lets them taste mercy from Him, at once a party of them associate others with their Lord,

1 A. J. Arberry

When some affliction visits mankind, they call unto their Lord, turning to Him; then, when He lets them taste mercy from Him, lo, a party of them assign associates to their Lord,

2 Abdul Haleem

When something bad happens to people, they cry to their Lord and turn to Him for help, but no sooner does He let them taste His blessing than- lo and behold!- some of them ascribe partners to their Lord,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And when hurt toucheth mankind they cry unto their Lord, turning penitently unto Him; then when He causeth them to taste of His mercy, lo! a part of them with their Lord associate others.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

When trouble touches men, they cry to their Lord, turning back to Him in repentance; but when He gives them a taste of Mercy as from Himself, behold, some of them pay part-worship to other god's besides their Lord,-

5 Abul Ala Maududi

(Such are human beings) that when any misfortune befalls them, they cry to their Lord, penitently turning to Him. But no sooner that He lets them have a taste of His Mercy than some of them begin associating others with their Lord in His Divinity

6 Ahmed Ali

When misfortune befalls men they pray to their Lord and turn to Him; but afterwards when He has given them a taste of His benevolence a section of them begins to ascribe compeers to their Lord

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And when some affliction reaches men, they pray to their Lord inclining towards Him – and when He gives them a taste of His mercy, thereupon a group among them begins setting up partners to their Lord!

8 Ali Quli Qarai

When distress befalls people, they supplicate their Lord, turning to Him in penitence. Then, when He lets them taste His mercy, behold, a part of them ascribe partners to their Lord,

9 Ali Ünal

When affliction befalls people, they invoke their Lord turning to Him in contrition; then, no sooner does He favor them with a taste of mercy from Him, than some of them associate partners with their Lord, (Who has created them, and sustains and cares for them).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

When some evil befalls the people they call on their Lord, turning sincerely to Him (in repentance). But no sooner He lets them enjoy mercy from Him than a section of them associate partners with Him (and starts worshipping gods besides Allâh),

11 English Literal

And if harm touched the people, they called their Lord returning repenting/obeying to Him, then if He made them taste/experience from Him mercy, then a group/party/flock from them (are) with their Lord sharing/making partners.

12 Faridul Haque

And when some affliction reaches men, they pray to their Lord inclining towards Him – and when He gives them a taste of His mercy, thereupon a group among them begins setting up partners to their Lord!

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Of those who split their religion and became schismatic, every sect rejoicing in its own tenets.

14 Hilali & Khan

And when harm touches men, they cry sincerely only to their Lord (Allah), turning to Him in repentance, but when He gives them a taste of His Mercy, behold! a party of them associate partners in worship with their Lord.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Turning to Him; and keep your duty to Him, and keep up prayer and be not of the polytheists,

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And when harm afflicts men, they call upon their Lord, turning to Him, then when He makes them taste of mercy from Him, lo! some of them begin to associate (others) with their Lord,

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And when harm toucheth men they cry unto their Lord, turning to Him in repentance; then, when they have tasted of His mercy, behold! some of them attribute partners to their Lord

18 Muhammad Sarwar

When people face hardship, they begin praying to their Lord and turn in repentance to Him. When they receive mercy from Him, a group of them begin to consider things equal to God,

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

When affliction befalls mankind they turn to Him calling their Lord in prayer, but when He lets them taste His Mercy, some of them assign associates to their Lord,

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And when harm touches men, they cry sincerely only to their Lord, turning to Him in repentance; but when He gives them a taste of His mercy, behold, a party of them associates partners in worship with their Lord.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

When an affliction befalls men, they cry out to their Lord, turning to Him in repentance; but then, when He has made them taste His mercy, a section of them associate partners with their Lord,

22 Talal Itani

When affliction touches the people, they call on their Lord, turning to Him in repentance. But then, when He gives them a taste of His mercy, some of them attribute partners to their Lord.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And when some distress, some hardship, befalls people, that is, [people such as] the Meccan disbelievers, they call on their Lord, turning, returning, in penitence to Him, alone. Then, when He lets them taste mercy from Him, by way of rain, lo! a party of them ascribe partners to their Lord.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

How man sways between Tawhid and Shirk, and between Joy and Despair, according to His Circumstances

Allah says;

وَإِذَا مَسَّ النَّاسَ ضُرٌّ دَعَوْا رَبَّهُم مُّنِيبِينَ إِلَيْهِ ثُمَّ إِذَا أَذَاقَهُم مِّنْهُ رَحْمَةً إِذَا فَرِيقٌ مِّنْهُم بِرَبِّهِمْ يُشْرِكُونَ



And when harm touches men, they cry sincerely only to their Lord, turning to Him in repentance; but when He gives them a taste of His mercy, behold, a party of them associates partners in worship with their Lord.

Allah tells us that when man is in dire straits, he calls upon Allah alone with no partner or associate, then when times of ease come and they have the choice, some people associate others with Allah and worship others alongside Him