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لَوْ
"If
anna
أَنَّ
that
ʿindanā
عِندَنَا
we had
dhik'ran
ذِكْرًا
a reminder
mina
مِّنَ
from
l-awalīna
ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ
the former (people),

Law anna 'indana zikram minal awwaleen

Sahih International:

"If we had a message from [those of] the former peoples,

1 A. J. Arberry

'If only we had had a Reminder from the ancients,

2 Abdul Haleem

‘If only we had a scripture like previous people,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Had we but an admonition as had the ancients.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"If only we had had before us a Message from those of old,

5 Abul Ala Maududi

“If only we had the Reminder which had been granted to the people of yore

6 Ahmed Ali

If we had the account of earlier people with us,

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“If we had some advice from the earlier generations,” –

8 Ali Quli Qarai

‘Had we possessed a Reminder from our predecessors,

9 Ali Ünal

"If only We had had a Reminder of the like those who lived before us had,

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`Had there been with us an exhortation from the people of old.

11 English Literal

If that (E) at us (is) a reminder/remembrance from the first/beginners.

12 Faridul Haque

“If we had some advice from the earlier generations,” -

13 Hamid S. Aziz

"Had we a reminder from those of yore,

14 Hilali & Khan

"If we had a reminder as had the men of old (before the coming of Prophet Muhammad SAW as a Messenger of Allah).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Had we a reminder from those of yore,

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Had we a reminder from those of yore,

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

If we had but a reminder from the men of old

18 Muhammad Sarwar

"Had we received guidance from the people living before us,

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

'If only we had a reminder from the ancients,

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

"If we had a reminder as had the men of old,"

21 Wahiduddin Khan

"If we had had with us a Book like that of the people of old,

22 Talal Itani

“Had we received advice from the ancients.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

`If we had but a reminder, a scripture, from the ancients, that is, from among the scriptures of past communities,

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

لَكُنَّا عِبَادَ اللَّهِ الْمُخْلَصِينَ