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qul
قُل
Say,
lan
لَّن
"Never
yanfaʿakumu
يَنفَعَكُمُ
will benefit you
l-firāru
ٱلْفِرَارُ
the fleeing,
in
إِن
if
farartum
فَرَرْتُم
you flee
mina
مِّنَ
from
l-mawti
ٱلْمَوْتِ
death
awi
أَوِ
or
l-qatli
ٱلْقَتْلِ
killing,
wa-idhan
وَإِذًا
and then
لَّا
not
tumattaʿūna
تُمَتَّعُونَ
you will be allowed to enjoy
illā
إِلَّا
except
qalīlan
قَلِيلًا
a little."

Qul lany y anfa'akumul firaaru in farartum minal mawti awil qatli wa izal laa tumatta'oona illaa qaleelaa

Sahih International:

Say, [O Muhammad], "Never will fleeing benefit you if you should flee from death or killing; and then [if you did], you would not be given enjoyment [of life] except for a little."

1 A. J. Arberry

Say: 'Flight will not profit you, if you flee from death or slaying; you will be given enjoyment of days then but little.'

2 Abdul Haleem

[Prophet], say, ‘Running away will not benefit you. If you manage to escape death or slaughter, you will only be permitted to enjoy [life] for a short while.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Say thou: flight shall not profit you if ye flee from death or slaughter, and lo! ye will not enjoy life except for a little.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Say; "Running away will not profit you if ye are running away from death or slaughter; and even if (ye do escape), no more than a brief (respite) will ye be allowed to enjoy!"

5 Abul Ala Maududi

(O Prophet), tell them: “If you run away from death or slaying, this flight will not avail you. You will have little time after that to enjoy (the pleasures of life).”

6 Ahmed Ali

Say: "Of no gain will be your running away if you run from death or being killed, even then you will enjoy the good things of life but only for a while."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Proclaim, “Fleeing will never benefit you if you flee from death or killing, and even then you will not be given the usage of this world except a little.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Say, ‘Flight will not avail you, if you flee from death, or from being killed, and then you will be let to enjoy only for a little while.’

9 Ali Ünal

Say: "Flight will be of no avail to you if you flee from death or being killed (in battle). However you fare, you are not allowed to enjoy life more than a little while (only until your appointed time)."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Say, `It would be of no avail to you if you flee from death or the battlefield and in case you do, you will not (be allowed to) enjoy yourselves but for a short while.

11 English Literal

Say: "The escape/flight will never/not benefit you if you escaped/fled from the death/lifelessness or the killing/fighting , and then you do not be living long/enjoying except a little."

12 Faridul Haque

Proclaim, “Fleeing will never benefit you if you flee from death or killing, and even then you will not be given the usage of this world except a little.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And certainly they had made a covenant with Allah before, that they would not turn their backs; and Allah´s covenant shall be answered for.

14 Hilali & Khan

Say (O Muhammad SAW to these hypocrites who ask your permission to run away from you): "Flight will not avail you if you flee from death or killing, and then you will enjoy no more than a little while!"

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Say: Flight will not profit you, if you flee from death or slaughter, and then you will not be allowed to enjoy yourselves but a little.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Say: Flight shall not do you any good if you fly from death or slaughter, and in that case you will not be allowed to enjoy yourselves but a little.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Say: Flight will not avail you if ye flee from death or killing, and then ye dwell in comfort but a little while.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

(Muhammad), tell them, "Running away will never be of any benefit to you even if you run away from death or being killed. Still you would not be able to enjoy yourselves except for a short while."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Say: 'Flight will not avail you, if you flee from death or slaughter, you would enjoy (this world) only for a little (time)'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Say: "Flight will not avail you if you flee from death or killing and then you will enjoy no more than a little while!"

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Say, "Flight shall not avail you: if you manage to escape from death or killing, you will enjoy life only for a short while."

22 Talal Itani

Say, “Flight will not benefit you, if you flee from death or killing, even then you will be given only brief enjoyment.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Say; `Flight will not avail you should you flee from death or [from] being slain, and then, if you were to flee, you would not be extended comfort, in this world, after you have fled, except a little', [except for] the remainder of your terms [of life]. 1756381685

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

قُل لَّن يَنفَعَكُمُ الْفِرَارُ إِن فَرَرْتُم مِّنَ الْمَوْتِ أَوِ الْقَتْلِ

Say;"Flight will not avail you if you flee from death or killing,

Then Allah tells them that fleeing from battle will not delay their appointed demise or make their lives any longer; on the contrary, it may be the cause of their being taken sooner, and in a sudden manner.

Allah says;

وَإِذًا لاَّ تُمَتَّعُونَ إِلاَّ قَلِيلًإ



and then you will enjoy no more than a little while!

meaning, `after you run away and flee from battle.'

قُلْ مَتَـعُ الدُّنْيَا قَلِيلٌ وَالاٌّخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِّمَنِ اتَّقَى

Say;"Short is the enjoyment of this world. The Hereafter is better for him who have Taqwa!" (4;77)

Then Allah says;

قُلْ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَعْصِمُكُم مِّنَ اللَّهِ إِنْ أَرَادَ بِكُمْ سُوءًا أَوْ أَرَادَ بِكُمْ رَحْمَةً وَلَا يَجِدُونَ لَهُم مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ وَلِيًّا وَلَا نَصِيرًا