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am
أَمْ
Or
yaqūlūna
يَقُولُونَ
(do) they say,
if'tarā
ٱفْتَرَىٰ
"He has invented
ʿalā
عَلَى
about
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
Allah
kadhiban
كَذِبًاۖ
a lie?"
fa-in
فَإِن
But if
yasha-i
يَشَإِ
Allah willed
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah willed
yakhtim
يَخْتِمْ
He would seal
ʿalā
عَلَىٰ
about
qalbika
قَلْبِكَۗ
your heart.
wayamḥu
وَيَمْحُ
And Allah eliminates
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah willed
l-bāṭila
ٱلْبَٰطِلَ
the falsehood
wayuḥiqqu
وَيُحِقُّ
and establishes
l-ḥaqa
ٱلْحَقَّ
the truth
bikalimātihi
بِكَلِمَٰتِهِۦٓۚ
by His Words.
innahu
إِنَّهُۥ
Indeed, He
ʿalīmun
عَلِيمٌۢ
(is) All-Knowing
bidhāti
بِذَاتِ
of what
l-ṣudūri
ٱلصُّدُورِ
(is in) the breasts.

Am yaqooloonaf tara 'alal laahi kaziban fa-iny yasha il laahu yakhtim 'alaa qalbik; wa yamhul laahul baatila wa yuhiqqul haqqa bi Kalimaatih; innahoo 'Aleemum bizaatis sudoor

Sahih International:

Or do they say, "He has invented about Allah a lie"? But if Allah willed, He could seal over your heart. And Allah eliminates falsehood and establishes the truth by His words. Indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts.

1 A. J. Arberry

Or do they say, 'He has forged against God a lie?' But if God wills, He will set a seal on thy heart; and God blots out falsehood and verifies the truth by His words; He knows the thoughts within the breasts.

2 Abdul Haleem

How can they say, ‘He has invented a lie about God’? If God so willed, He could seal your heart and blot out lies: God confirms the Truth with His words. He has full knowledge of what is in the heart-

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Say they: he hath fabricated a lie concerning God! Now, if Allah willed, He would seal thine heart. And Allah abolisheth falsehood and establisheth truth by His words; verily He is the Knower of that which is in the breasts.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

What! Do they say, "He has forged a falsehood against Allah"? But if Allah willed, He could seal up thy heart. And Allah blots out Vanity, and proves the Truth by His Words. For He knows well the secrets of all hearts.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Do they say: “He has forged a lie against Allah?” If Allah so wanted He could seal up your heart. Allah blots out falsehood and confirms the truth by His Words. He is well aware of all the secrets hidden in the breasts (of people).

6 Ahmed Ali

Do they say he has fabricated a lie about God? He could have sealed your hearts if He pleased; but God blots out the false and vindicates the truth by His dispensations, for He knows the secrets of the hearts.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

What! They dare say that, “He has fabricated a lie against Allah”? And if Allah wills, He can seal your heart by His mercy and protection*; and Allah wipes out falsehood and proves the truth by His Words; indeed He knows what lies within the hearts. (* So that you may not be agonised by what they do).

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Do they say, ‘He has fabricated a lie against Allah’? If so, should Allah wish He would set a seal on your heart, and Allah will efface the falsehood and confirm the truth with His words. Indeed He knows well what is in the breasts.

9 Ali Ünal

What? Do they say that he (the Messenger) has fabricated a falsehood in attribution to God? If He so wills, He can seal up your heart (so you would not be able to recite to them anything of Revelation. But what you convey to them is the Revelations from Us.) And God blots out falsehood and affirms the truth to be true by His decrees. Surely, God has full knowledge of what lies hidden in the bosoms.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Rather they say, `He has forged a lie against Allâh (by presenting this Qur´ân).´ If Allâh so willed He would set a seal (against them) upon your heart. But Allâh eradicates falsehood (through you) and establishes the truth by (dint of) His words (-prophecies and revelation). He is indeed, One knowing full well (even) the innermost thoughts of the hearts.

11 English Literal

Or they say: "He fabricated on (about) God lies/falsifications ." So if God wants, He seals/stamps on your heart/mind , and God eliminates/erases the falsehood, and God corrects/makes true the truth with His words/expressions, that He truly is knowledgeable with of the chests (innermosts).354

12 Faridul Haque

What! They dare say that, “He has fabricated a lie against Allah”? And if Allah wills, He can seal your heart by His mercy and protection *; and Allah wipes out falsehood and proves the truth by His Words; indeed He knows what lies within the hearts. (* So that you may not be agonised by what they do).

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Or do they say, "He has forged a lie against Allah"? But if Allah pleased, He would seal your heart; and Allah will blot out the falsehood and confirm the truth with His words; verily, He is Aware of what is in the breasts.

14 Hilali & Khan

Or say they: "He has invented a lie against Allah?" If Allah willed, He could have sealed your heart (so that you forget all that you know of the Quran). And Allah wipes out falsehood, and establishes the truth (Islam) by His Word (this Qur'an). Verily, He knows well what (the secrets) are in the breasts (of mankind).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

This it is of which Allah gives the goods news to His servants, who believe and do good. Say: I ask of you naught in return for it but love for relatives. And whoever earns good, We give him more of good therein. Surely Allah is Forgiving, Grateful.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Or do they say: He has forged a lie against Allah? But if Allah pleased, He would seal your heart; and Allah will blot out the falsehood and confirm the truth with His words; surely He is Cognizant of what is in the breasts.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Or say they: He hath invented a lie concerning Allah? If Allah willed, He could have sealed thy heart (against them). And Allah will wipe out the lie and will vindicate the truth by His words. Lo! He is Aware of what is hidden in the breasts (of men).

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Do they say that he, (Muhammad), has invented falsehood against God? Had God wanted, He could have sealed up your heart. God causes falsehood to vanish and, by His words, firmly establishes the truth. He has full knowledge of what the hearts contain.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Or do they say: 'He has forged a lie about Allah? But if Allah wills He could set a seal upon your heart. Allah wipes out falsehood and verifies the truth by His Words. He knows the innermost of the chests.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Or say they: "He has invented a lie against Allah" If Allah willed, He could have sealed up your heart. And Allah wipes out falsehood, and establishes the truth by His Word. Verily, He knows well what are in the breasts.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Do they say, "He has invented a lie about God"? If God so willed, He could seal your heart. God wipes out falsehood and vindicates the truth by His words. He has full knowledge of what is in men's hearts --

22 Talal Itani

Or do they say, “He forged a lie about God.” If God so willed, He could have sealed your heart. But God obliterates the false, and confirm the true by His Words. He knows what is in the hearts.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Or (am here is like bal) do they say, `He has invented a lie against God?', in ascribing the Qur'n to God, exalted be He. For if God will, He can seal, He can fortify, your heart, with patience to endure the hurt they cause [you] by such sayings and otherwise -- and God did this. And God will efface the falsehood, which they speak, and vindicate, confirm, the truth with His words, [the ones] revealed to His Prophet. Truly He is Knower of what is in the breasts, of what is in the hearts [of people].

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

أَمْ يَقُولُونَ افْتَرَى عَلَى اللَّهِ كَذِبًا فَإِن يَشَأِ اللَّهُ يَخْتِمْ عَلَى قَلْبِكَ

Or say they;"He has invented a lie against Allah!" If Allah willed, He could have sealed up your heart.

means, `if you had invented any lies against Him, as these ignorant people claim,'
يَخْتِمْ عَلَى قَلْبِكَ
(He could have sealed up your heart).

means, `and thus caused you to forget what had already come to you of the Qur'an.'

This is like the Ayah;

وَلَوْ تَقَوَّلَ عَلَيْنَا بَعْضَ الاٌّقَاوِيلِ

لاأَخَذْنَا مِنْهُ بِالْيَمِينِ

ثُمَّ لَقَطَعْنَا مِنْهُ الْوَتِينَ

فَمَا مِنكُم مِّنْ أَحَدٍ عَنْهُ حَـجِزِينَ

And if he had forged a false saying concerning Us (Allah), We surely would have seized him by his right hand, and then We certainly would have cut off his life artery, And none of you could have withheld Us from (punishing) him. (69;44-47)

which means, `We would have wrought the utmost vengeance upon him, and no one among mankind would have been able to protect him.'

And Allah said;

وَيَمْحُ اللَّهُ الْبَاطِلَ

And Allah wipes out falsehood,

وَيُحِقُّ الْحَقَّ بِكَلِمَاتِهِ

and establishes the truth by His Word.

means, He establishes it and strengthens it and makes it clear by His Words, i.e., by His evidence and signs.

إِنَّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِذَاتِ الصُّدُورِ



Verily, He knows well what are in the breasts.

means, all that is hidden in the hearts of men