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aṣṭafā
أَصْطَفَى
Has He chosen
l-banāti
ٱلْبَنَاتِ
[the] daughters
ʿalā
عَلَى
over
l-banīna
ٱلْبَنِينَ
sons?

Astafal banaati 'alal baneen

Sahih International:

Has He chosen daughters over sons?

1 A. J. Arberry

Has He chosen daughters above sons?

2 Abdul Haleem

Did He truly choose daughters in preference to sons?

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Hath He chosen daughters above sons?

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons?

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Did He choose daughters rather than sons?

6 Ahmed Ali

Does He prefer sons to daughters?

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“Has he chosen daughters instead of sons?”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Has He preferred daughters to sons?

9 Ali Ünal

He has (made gender-discrimination and so) chosen daughters in preference to sons, has He?

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons?

11 English Literal

He chose/purified the daughters on/over the sons.

12 Faridul Haque

“Has he chosen daughters instead of sons?”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons?

14 Hilali & Khan

Has He (then) chosen daughters rather than sons?

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Allah has begotten. And truly they are liars.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons?

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

(And again of their falsehood): He hath preferred daughters to sons.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons?

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Has He chosen daughters above sons?

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Has He (then) chosen daughters rather than sons

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Has He chosen daughters over sons?

22 Talal Itani

So He preferred girls over boys?

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Has He preferred daughters to sons? (read a'staf, `has He preferred', indicating an interrogative [hamza], which stands in place of the omitted conjunctive hamza).

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Has He (then) chosen daughters rather than sons!

meaning, what would make Him choose daughters rather than sons?

This is like the Ayah,

أَفَأَصْفَـكُمْ رَبُّكُم بِالْبَنِينَ وَاتَّخَذَ مِنَ الْمَلَـيِكَةِ إِنَاثًا إِنَّكُمْ لَتَقُولُونَ قَوْلاً عَظِيمًا

Has then your Lord preferred for you sons, and taken for Himself from among the angels daughters Verily, you indeed utter an awful saying. (17;40)

Allah says;

مَا لَكُمْ كَيْفَ تَحْكُمُونَ