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waman
وَمَن
And whoever
yaksib
يَكْسِبْ
earns
ith'man
إِثْمًا
sin,
fa-innamā
فَإِنَّمَا
then only
yaksibuhu
يَكْسِبُهُۥ
he earns it
ʿalā
عَلَىٰ
against
nafsihi
نَفْسِهِۦۚ
his soul.
wakāna
وَكَانَ
And is
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah
ʿalīman
عَلِيمًا
All-Knowing,
ḥakīman
حَكِيمًا
All-Wise.

Wa mai yaksib isman fa innamaa yaksibuhoo 'alaa nafsih; wa kaanal laahu 'Aleeman hakeemaa

Sahih International:

And whoever commits a sin only earns it against himself. And Allah is ever Knowing and Wise.

1 A. J. Arberry

And whosoever earns a sin, earns it against himself only; and God is ever All-knowing, All-wise.

2 Abdul Haleem

He who commits sin does so against his own soul- God is all knowing and wise-

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And whosoever earnoth a sin, only against his own soul he earnoth it; and Allah is ever Knowing, Wise.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

And if any one earns sin. he earns it against His own soul; for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

He who commits a sin, commits it only to his detriment. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

6 Ahmed Ali

He who earns the wages of sin does so for himself; and God is aware of everything and is wise.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And whoever earns sin, his earnings will only be against himself; and Allah is the Knowing, Wise.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Whoever commits a sin, commits it only against himself; and Allah is all-knowing, all-wise.

9 Ali Ünal

Whereas whoever earns a sin (failing to seek forgiveness for it), earns it only against himself (to his own loss only). And God is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And whoever commits a sin deliberately, commits it only against himself. Allâh is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

11 English Literal

And who acquires/carries a sin/crime , so but he carries it on himself, and God was/is wise/judicious.

12 Faridul Haque

And whoever earns sin, his earnings will only be against himself; and Allah is the Knowing, Wise.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Were it not for Allah´s grace upon you, and His mercy, a party of them would have tried to lead you astray; but they only lead themselves astray; they shall not hurt you at all: for Allah hath sent down upon you the Book and the Wisdom, and taught you what you did not know. Mighty was the Grace of Allah on you.

14 Hilali & Khan

And whoever earns sin, he earns it only against himself. And Allah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And whoever does evil or wrongs his soul, then asks forgiveness of Allah, will find Allah Forgiving, Merciful.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And whoever commits a sin, he only commits it against his own soul; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Whoso committeth sin committeth it only against himself. Allah is ever Knower, Wise.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

One who commits sins has committed them against his own soul. God is All-knowing and All-wise.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Whosoever earns a sin, he only earns it against himself. Allah is the Knower, the Wise.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And whoever earns sin, he earns it only against himself. And Allah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

He who commits sin does so against his own soul. God is all knowing and wise.

22 Talal Itani

And Whoever earns a sin, earns it against himself. God is Aware and Wise.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And whoever commits a sin commits it against himself only, since the evil consequences fall on him, harming no one else; and God is ever Knower, Wise, in His actions.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

وَمَن يَكْسِبْ إِثْمًا فَإِنَّمَا يَكْسِبُهُ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ

And whoever earns sin, he earns it only against himself.

is similar to His statement,

وَلَا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَى

And no bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another. (35;18)

So no one will avail anyone else. Rather, every soul, and none else, shall carry its own burden.

This is why Allah said,

وَكَانَ اللّهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا



And Allah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.

meaning, this occurs due to His knowledge, wisdom, fairness and mercy.

وَمَن يَكْسِبْ خَطِييَةً أَوْ إِثْمًا ثُمَّ يَرْمِ بِهِ بَرِييًا فَقَدِ احْتَمَلَ بُهْتَانًا وَإِثْمًا مُّبِينًا