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laqad
لَقَدْ
Certainly,
ḥaqqa
حَقَّ
(has) proved true
l-qawlu
ٱلْقَوْلُ
the word
ʿalā
عَلَىٰٓ
upon
aktharihim
أَكْثَرِهِمْ
most of them
fahum
فَهُمْ
so they
لَا
(do) not
yu'minūna
يُؤْمِنُونَ
believe.

Laqad haqqal qawlu 'alaaa aksarihim fahum laa yu'minoon

Sahih International:

Already the word has come into effect upon most of them, so they do not believe.

1 A. J. Arberry

The Word has been realised against most of them, yet they do not believe.

2 Abdul Haleem

The verdict has been passed against most of them, for they refuse to believe.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Assuredly the word hath been justified against most of them, wherefore they shall not believe.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

The Word is proved true against the greater part of them; for they do not believe.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Surely most of them merit the decree of chastisement; so they do not believe.

6 Ahmed Ali

The sentence is surely justified against most of them, for they do not believe.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Undoubtedly, it (their disbelief) has proved true for most of them, so they will not believe.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

The word has certainly become due against most of them, so they will not have faith.

9 Ali Ünal

The word (of God’s judgment) has assuredly proved true against most of them (humankind from the very first day), for they do not believe.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Surely, most of them merit the sentence of Our punishment for they would not believe.

11 English Literal

The saying/word had been (E) true/deserved on most of them, so they do not believe.

12 Faridul Haque

Undoubtedly, it (their disbelief) has proved true for most of them, so they will not believe.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

That you may warn a people whose fathers were not warned, and so they are heedless.

14 Hilali & Khan

Indeed the Word (of punishment) has proved true against most of them, so they will not believe.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

That thou mayest warn a people whose fathers were not warned, so they are heedless.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Certainly the word has proved true of most of them, so they do not believe.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Already hath the judgment, (for their infidelity) proved true of most of them, for they believe not.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

(I swear) that most of them are doomed to be punished. They have no faith.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

The Phrase has become obligatory upon most of them, yet they do not believe.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Indeed the Word has proved true against most of them, so they will not believe.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

The word has been proved true against the greater part of them: they will not believe.

22 Talal Itani

The Word was realized against most of them, for they do not believe.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

The word, for chastisement, has already proved true, it has become due, for most of them, for they, in other words, most of them, will not believe.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

لَقَدْ حَقَّ الْقَوْلُ عَلَى أَكْثَرِهِمْ

Indeed the Word has proved true against most of them,

Ibn Jarir said,

"The punishment has become inevitable for most of them, because Allah has decreed in the Mother of the Book (Al-Lawh Al-Mahfuz) that they will not believe.

فَهُمْ لَا يُوْمِنُونَ



so they will not believe.

i.e. in Allah, or in His Messengers