Atad'oona Ba'lanw wa tazaroona ahsanal khaaliqeen
Do you call upon Ba'l and leave the best of creators -
1 A. J. Arberry
Do you call on Baal, and abandon the Best of creators?
2 Abdul Haleem
How can you invoke Baal and forsake the Most Gracious Creator,
3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Call ye upon Bal and forsake the Best of creators.
4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali
"Will ye call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators,-
5 Abul Ala Maududi
Do you call upon Baal and forsake the Best of the Creators?
6 Ahmed Ali
Would you call on Baal and leave the best of creators,
7 Ahmed Raza Khan
“What! You worship Baal (an idol) and leave the Best Creator?” –
8 Ali Quli Qarai
Do you invoke Baal and abandon the best of creators,
9 Ali Ünal
"Will you continue to invoke Ba‘l (as deity) and forsake the Creator Who creates everything in the best and most appropriate form and has the ultimate rank of creativity –
10 Amatul Rahman Omar
`Do you call upon Ba`l (- the sun-god), and forsake the Best Creator,
11 English Literal
Do you call an idol statue/master , and you leave the creator`s best ?
12 Faridul Haque
“What! You worship Baal (an idol) and leave the Best Creator?” -
13 Hamid S. Aziz
"What! Do you call upon Baal and forsake the best of Creators,
14 Hilali & Khan
"Will you call upon Ba'l (a well- known idol of his nation whom they used to worship) and forsake the Best of creators,
15 Maulana Mohammad Ali
When he said to his people: Will you not guard against evil?
16 Mohammad Habib Shakir
What! do you call upon Ba'l and forsake the best of the creators,
17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
Will ye cry unto Baal and forsake the Best of creators,
18 Muhammad Sarwar
Do you worship Ba`al and abandon the Best Creator.
19 Qaribullah & Darwish
Do you call on Ba'lan (the idol Baal) and abandon the Best Creator,
20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
"Will you call upon `Ba`l and forsake the Best of creators,
21 Wahiduddin Khan
Do you call on Baal and abandon the Best of Creators,
22 Talal Itani
Do you call on Baal, and forsake the Best of creators?
23 Tafsir jalalayn
Do you call on Baal -- this was the name of an idol of theirs which was made of gold, from which the name of their city derives, with the addition of [the suffix] bak -- that is to say, do you worship him, and abandon the Best of Creators, and not worship Him,
24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir
Will you call upon Ba`l and forsake the Best of creators,
Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, Mujahid, Ikrimah, Qatadah and As-Suddi said that;
the word Ba`l means lord.
Ikrimah and Qatadah said, "This is the language of the people of Yemen."
According to another report from Qatadah, it is the language of Azd Shanu'ah.
Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam narrated from his father that;
it is the name of an idol which was worshipped by the people of a city called Ba`labak (Baalbek) which is to the west of Damascus.
"It is an idol which they used to worship."
(Will you call upon Ba`l).
means, `will you worship an idol,'
وَتَذَرُونَ أَحْسَنَ الْخَالِقِينَ
وَاللَّهَ رَبَّكُمْ وَرَبَّ ابَايِكُمُ الاْاَوَّلِينَ