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man
مَّن
Whoever
yashfaʿ
يَشْفَعْ
intercedes -
shafāʿatan
شَفَٰعَةً
an intercession
ḥasanatan
حَسَنَةً
good,
yakun
يَكُن
will have
lahu
لَّهُۥ
for him
naṣībun
نَصِيبٌ
a share
min'hā
مِّنْهَاۖ
of it;
waman
وَمَن
and whoever
yashfaʿ
يَشْفَعْ
intercedes -
shafāʿatan
شَفَٰعَةً
an intercession
sayyi-atan
سَيِّئَةً
evil,
yakun
يَكُن
will have
lahu
لَّهُۥ
for him
kif'lun
كِفْلٌ
a portion
min'hā
مِّنْهَاۗ
of it.
wakāna
وَكَانَ
And is
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah
ʿalā
عَلَىٰ
on
kulli
كُلِّ
every
shayin
شَىْءٍ
thing
muqītan
مُّقِيتًا
a Keeper.

Mai yashfa' shafaa'atan hasanatay yakul lahoo naseebum minhaa wa mai yashfa' shafaa'tan saiyi'atanny-yakul lahoo kiflum minhaa; wa kaanal laahu 'alaa kulli shai'im Muqeetaa

Sahih International:

Whoever intercedes for a good cause will have a reward therefrom; and whoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a burden therefrom. And ever is Allah, over all things, a Keeper.

1 A. J. Arberry

Whoso intercedes with a good intercession shall receive a share of it; whosoever intercedes with a bad intercession, he shall receive the like of it; God has power over everything.

2 Abdul Haleem

Whoever speaks for a good cause will share in its benefits and whoever speaks for a bad cause will share in its burden: God controls everything.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Whosoever intercedeth with a goodly intercession, his shall be a portion therefrom, and whosoever intercedeth with an ill intercession his shall be a responsibility thereof; and Allah is of everything the Controller.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Whoever recommends and helps a good cause becomes a partner therein; And whoever recommends and helps an evil cause, shares in its burden; And Allah hath power over all things.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

He who intercedes in a good cause shall share in its good result, and he who intercedes in an evil cause shall share in its burden. Allah watches over everything.

6 Ahmed Ali

He who intercedes in a good cause will surely have a share in the recompense; and he who abets an evil act will share the burden thereof; for God (equates and) is watchful of all things.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Whoever makes a noble intercession will have a share of it, and whoever makes an evil intercession will have a share of it; and Allah is Able to do all things.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Whoever intercedes for a good cause shall receive a share of it, and whoever intercedes for an evil cause shall share its burden, and Allah is prepotent over all things.

9 Ali Ünal

Whoever intercedes, mediates and helps for a good cause will have a share in its blessings, and whoever intercedes, mediates and helps for an evil cause shares in its burden. God has full watch over all things.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And he who participates with others in doing good (to others, and intercedes for a righteous cause) there shall be for him a share in its credit, and he who participates with anyone in doing evil (and intercedes for a wrongful cause), has a like portion in its evil consequences. And Allâh controls the distribution of all things.

11 English Literal

Who mediates a good mediation, for him is a share from it, and who mediates a bad/evil mediation, for him is a share from it, and God was/is on every thing providing.

12 Faridul Haque

Whoever makes a noble intercession will have a share of it, and whoever makes an evil intercession will have a share of it; and Allah is Able to do all things.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Allah! There is no god but He! He will surely assemble you on the Day (of Judgment or Resurrection), about which there is no doubt; Whose word is truer than Allah´s?

14 Hilali & Khan

Whosoever intercedes for a good cause will have the reward thereof, and whosoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a share in its burden. And Allah is Ever All-Able to do (and also an All-Witness to) everything.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Fight then in Allah’s way -- thou art not responsible except for thyself; and urge on the believers. It may be that Allah will restrain the fighting of those who disbelieve. And Allah is stronger in prowess and stronger to give exemplary punishment.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Whoever joins himself (to another) in a good cause shall have a share of it, and whoever joins himself (to another) in an evil cause shall have the responsibility of it, and Allah controls all things.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Whoso interveneth in a good cause will have the reward thereof, and whoso interveneth in an evil cause will bear the consequence thereof. Allah overseeth all things.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Whoever intercedes for a good purpose will receive his share of the reward but the intercession for an evil purpose only adds more to one's burden. God has control over all things.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Whosoever intercedes with a good intercession shall receive a share of it, and whosoever intercedes with a bad intercession shall receive a portion of it. Allah has power over all things.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Whosoever intercedes for a good cause, will have the reward thereof; and whosoever intercedes for an evil cause, will have a share in its burden. And Allah is Ever All-Able to do everything.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Whoever rallies to a good cause shall have a share in its blessing; and whoever rallies to an evil cause shall be answerable for his part in it: for, indeed, God watches over everything.

22 Talal Itani

Whoever intercedes for a good cause has a share in it, and whoever intercedes for an evil cause shares in its burdens. God keeps watch over everything.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Whoever intercedes, between people, with a good intercession, one in accordance with the Law, shall receive a share of, the reward for, it, because of it; and whoever intercedes with an evil intercession, one in contravention of it [the Law], shall receive the like, the share of the sin, from it, because of it. God conserves, He has power over, all things, and so requites every person according to his deeds.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

مَّن يَشْفَعْ شَفَاعَةً حَسَنَةً يَكُن لَّهُ نَصِيبٌ مِّنْهَا

Whosoever intercedes for a good cause, will have the reward thereof;

meaning, whoever intercedes in a matter that produces good results, will acquire a share in that good.

وَمَن يَشْفَعْ شَفَاعَةً سَيِّيَةً يَكُن لَّهُ كِفْلٌ مِّنْهَا

And whosoever intercedes for an evil cause, will have a share in its burden.

meaning, he will carry a burden due to what resulted from his intercession and intention.

For instance, it is recorded in the Sahih that the Prophet said,

اشْفَعُوا تُوْجَرُوا وَيَقْضِي اللهُ عَلى لِسَانِ نَبِيِّهِ مَا شَاء

Intercede and you will gain a reward of it. Yet, Allah shall decide whatever He wills by the words of His Prophet.

Mujahid bin Jabr said,

"This Ayah was revealed about the intercession of people on behalf of each other."

Allah then said,

وَكَانَ اللّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ مُّقِيتًا



And Allah is Ever Muqit over everything.

Ibn Abbas, Ata, Atiyah, Qatadah and Matar Al-Warraq said that,

مُّقِيتًا
(Muqit) means, "Watcher."

Mujahid said that;
Muqit means, `Witness', and in another narration, `Able to do.'
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