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innamā
إِنَّمَا
Only
tundhiru
تُنذِرُ
you (can) warn
mani
مَنِ
(him) who
ittabaʿa
ٱتَّبَعَ
follows
l-dhik'ra
ٱلذِّكْرَ
the Reminder
wakhashiya
وَخَشِىَ
and fears
l-raḥmāna
ٱلرَّحْمَٰنَ
the Most Gracious
bil-ghaybi
بِٱلْغَيْبِۖ
in the unseen.
fabashir'hu
فَبَشِّرْهُ
So give him glad tidings
bimaghfiratin
بِمَغْفِرَةٍ
of forgiveness
wa-ajrin
وَأَجْرٍ
and a reward
karīmin
كَرِيمٍ
noble.

Innamaa tunziru manit taba 'az-Zikra wa khashiyar Rahmaana bilghaib, fabashshirhu bimaghfiratinw-wa ajrin kareem

Sahih International:

You can only warn one who follows the message and fears the Most Merciful unseen. So give him good tidings of forgiveness and noble reward.

1 A. J. Arberry

Thou only warnest him who follows the Remembrance and who fears the All-merciful in the Unseen; so give him the good tidings of forgiveness and a generous wage.

2 Abdul Haleem

You can warn only those who will follow the Quran and hold the Merciful One in awe, though they cannot see Him: give such people the glad news of forgiveness and a noble reward.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Thou canst warn only him who followeth the admonition and feareth the Compassionate, unseen. So bear thou Unto him the glad tidings of forgiveness and a generous hire.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Thou canst but admonish such a one as follows the Message and fears the (Lord) Most Gracious, unseen; give such a one, therefore, good tidings, of Forgiveness and a Reward most generous.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

You can warn only him who follows the Admonition and fears the Merciful Lord without seeing Him. Give such a one good tidings of forgiveness and a generous reward.

6 Ahmed Ali

You can only warn him who listens to the warning and fears Ar-Rahman secretly. So give him good news of forgiveness and a generous reward.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

You warn only him who follows the advice and fears the Most Gracious without seeing; therefore give him glad tidings of forgiveness and an honourable reward.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

You can only warn someone who follows the Reminder and fears the All-beneficent in secret; so give him the good news of forgiveness and a noble reward.

9 Ali Ünal

You can (profitably) warn only him who (is unprejudiced and) follows the Message and feels awe of the All-Merciful though unseen (beyond their perception). To him, then, give the glad tiding of forgiveness and an honorable, generous provision.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

You can warn only those who would follow the Reminder (- the Qur´ân) and are full of reverential awe of the Most Gracious (God) in the heart of their hearts. Therefore proclaim to them the glad tidings of protection (from the evil consequences of sins) and an honorable provision (from Us).

11 English Literal

But/truly you warn/give notice (to) whom followed the reminder/remembrance and feared the merciful with the unseen/hidden , so announce good news to him with forgiveness, and (an) honored/generous reward .

12 Faridul Haque

You warn only him who follows the advice and fears the Most Gracious without seeing; therefore give him glad tidings of forgiveness and an honourable reward.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And it is alike to them whether you warn them or warn them not: they believe not.

14 Hilali & Khan

You can only warn him who follows the Reminder (the Quran), and fears the Most Beneficent (Allah) unseen. Bear you to such one the glad tidings of forgiveness, and a generous reward (i.e. Paradise).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And it is alike to them whether thou warn them or warn them not -- they believe not.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

You can only warn him who follows the reminder and fears the Beneficent Allah in secret; so announce to him forgiveness and an honorable reward.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Thou warnest only him who followeth the Reminder and feareth the Beneficent in secret. To him bear tidings of forgiveness and a rich reward.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

You should only warn those who follow the Quran and have fear of the Beneficent God without seeing Him. Give them the glad news of their receiving forgiveness and an honorable reward (from God).

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

You only warn he who follows the Remembrance and fears the Merciful in the Unseen. Give to him glad tidings of forgiveness and a generous wage.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

You can only warn him who follows the Reminder, and fears the Most Gracious unseen. Bear you to such one the glad tidings of forgiveness, and a generous reward.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

You can warn only those who would follow the Reminder and fear the Gracious God, unseen. Give them the good news of forgiveness and a noble reward.

22 Talal Itani

You warn only him who follows the Message, and fears the Most Gracious inwardly. So give him good news of forgiveness, and a generous reward.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

You can only warn, in other words, your warning will only benefit, him who follows the Remembrance, the Qur'n, and fears the Compassionate One in secret, who fears Him despite not having seen Him; so give him the good tidings of forgiveness and a noble reward, namely, Paradise.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

إِنَّمَا تُنذِرُ مَنِ اتَّبَعَ الذِّكْرَ

You can only warn him who follows the Reminder,

means, `only the believers will benefit from your warning, those who follow the Reminder,' which is the Qur'an.

وَخَشِيَ الرَّحْمَن بِالْغَيْبِ

and fears the Most Gracious unseen.

means, even when no one sees him except Allah, may He be blessed and exalted, he knows that Allah is watching him and sees what he does.

فَبَشِّرْهُ بِمَغْفِرَةٍ

Bear you to such one the glad tidings of forgiveness, (i.e., of his sins),

وَأَجْرٍ كَرِيمٍ



and a generous reward.

means, one that is vast and great and beautiful.

This is like the Ayah;

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَخْشَوْنَ رَبَّهُم بِالْغَيْبِ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌ وَأَجْرٌ كَبِيرٌ

Verily, those who fear their Lord unseen, theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward. (67;12