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wal-ṣāfāti
وَٱلصَّٰٓفَّٰتِ
By those lined
ṣaffan
صَفًّا
(in) rows,

Wassaaaffaati saffaa

Sahih International:

By those [angels] lined up in rows

1 A. J. Arberry

By the rangers ranging

2 Abdul Haleem

By those [angels] ranged in rows,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

By the angels ranged in ranks.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

By those who range themselves in ranks,

5 Abul Ala Maududi

By those who range themselves in rows;

6 Ahmed Ali

I CALL TO witness those who stand arrayed in rows,

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

By oath of those who establish proper ranks.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

By the [angels] ranged in ranks,

9 Ali Ünal

By those (the angels) who align themselves in ranks;

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Cited as witness are those who range themselves in close ranks (in various fields of life),

11 English Literal

And the expanded and motionless wings in a row, arranged .

12 Faridul Haque

By oath of those who establish proper ranks.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

I swear by those who draw themselves out in ranks.

14 Hilali & Khan

By those (angels) ranged in ranks (or rows).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

So glory be to Him in Whose hand is the kingdom of all things! and to Him you will be returned.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

I swear by those who draw themselves out in ranks

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

By those who set the ranks in battle order

18 Muhammad Sarwar

I swear by (the angels) who stand in ranks,

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

By the aligners (angels) aligning.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

By those ranged in ranks.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

By those [angels] who range themselves in close ranks

22 Talal Itani

By the aligners aligning.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

By those who are ranged in ranks -- [by] the angels who range their souls in worship or their wings in the air awaiting their orders;

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The angels witness to the Oneness of Allah

It was reported that Abdullah bin Mas`ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said;

وَالصَّافَّاتِ صَفًّا




"By those ranged in ranks. --

they are the angels;

فَالزَّاجِرَاتِ زَجْرًا