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wa-idhā
وَإِذَا
And when
qīla
قِيلَ
it was said,
inna
إِنَّ
"Indeed
waʿda
وَعْدَ
(the) Promise
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
(of) Allah
ḥaqqun
حَقٌّ
(is) true
wal-sāʿatu
وَٱلسَّاعَةُ
and the Hour -
لَا
(there is) no
rayba
رَيْبَ
doubt
fīhā
فِيهَا
about it,
qul'tum
قُلْتُم
you said,
مَّا
"Not
nadrī
نَدْرِى
we know
مَا
Not
l-sāʿatu
ٱلسَّاعَةُ
the Hour (is).
in
إِن
Not
naẓunnu
نَّظُنُّ
we think
illā
إِلَّا
except
ẓannan
ظَنًّا
an assumption,
wamā
وَمَا
and not
naḥnu
نَحْنُ
we
bimus'tayqinīna
بِمُسْتَيْقِنِينَ
(are) convinced."

Wa izaa qeela inna wa'dallaahi haqqunw was Saa'atu laa raiba feehaa qultum maa nadree mas Saa'atu in nazunnu illaa zannanw wa maa nahnu bimustaiqineen

Sahih International:

And when it was said, 'Indeed, the promise of Allah is truth and the Hour [is coming] - no doubt about it,' you said, 'We know not what is the Hour. We assume only assumption, and we are not convinced.' "

1 A. J. Arberry

And when it was said, "God's promise is true, and the Hour, there is no doubt of it," you said; "We know not what the Hour may be; we have only a surmise, and are by no means certain."

2 Abdul Haleem

When it was said to you, “God’s promise is true: there is no doubt about the Hour,” did you not reply, “We know nothing of the Hour. This is only conjecture in our opinion. We are not convinced”?’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And when it was said; verily Allah's promise is, true, and the Hour! there is no doubt thereof, ye said: we know not what the Hour is, we imagine it naught but an opinion, and we are not convinced.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"And when it was said that the promise of Allah was true, and that the Hour- there was no doubt about its (coming), ye used to say, 'We know not what is the hour; we only think it is an idea, and we have no firm assurance.'"

5 Abul Ala Maududi

And when it was said to them: “Surely Allah's promise is true, and there is no doubt regarding the Hour of Resurrection,” you were wont to say: “We do not know what the Hour (of Resurrection) is. We are simply making conjectures and are not at all certain.”

6 Ahmed Ali

Whenever it was said: 'God's promise is certainly true, and there is no doubt about the Hour,' you replied: 'We know not what the Hour is. We have only a vague idea, but are not certain.'

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“And when it was said, ‘Indeed Allah’s promise is true and there is no doubt regarding the Last Day”, you used to say, ‘We do not know what the Last Day is – we think it is nothing except an imagination, and we are not convinced.’”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

When it was said, ‘‘Allah’s promise is indeed true, and there is no doubt about the Hour,’’ you said, ‘‘We do not know what the Hour is. We know nothing beyond conjectures, and we do not possess any certainty.’’ ’

9 Ali Ünal

"When it was proclaimed that God’s promise is true and that there is no doubt about the coming of the Last Hour, you said: ‘We can make no sense of the Last Hour; we think it is only a supposition. We are by no means convinced (of it)’."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`And when it was said (to you), "The promise of Allâh is of course true and the Hour (of Resurrection) there is no doubt about it," you said, "We do not know what the Hour may be, we have only a faint notion about it and we are, by no means, convinced (of its certainty)".´

11 English Literal

And if (it) was said: "That truly God`s promise (is) truth , and the Hour/Resurrection (there is) no doubt/suspicion in it." You said: "We do not know what (is) the Hour/Resurrection , that we assume/suppose except thought/assumption , and we (are) not with being sure/certain."

12 Faridul Haque

“And when it was said, ‘Indeed Allah’s promise is true and there is no doubt regarding the Last Day”, you used to say, ‘We do not know what the Last Day is - we think it is nothing except an imagination, and we are not convinced.’ ”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And when it was said, "Surely the promise of Allah is true and as for the Hour, there is no doubt about it", you said, "We do not know what the Hour is; we do not think that it will come to pass save a passing thought, and we are not convinced."

14 Hilali & Khan

And when it was said: "Verily! Allah's Promise is the truth, and there is no doubt about the coming of the Hour," you said; "We know not what is the Hour, we do not think it but as a conjecture, and we have no firm convincing belief (therein)."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And as to those who disbelieved -- were not My messages recited to you? But you were proud and you were a guilty people.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And when it was said, Surely the promise of Allah is true and as for the hour, there is no doubt about it, you said: We do not know what the hour is; we do not think (that it will come to pass) save a passing thought, and we are not at all sure.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And when it was said: Lo! Allah's promise is the truth, and there is no doubt of the Hour's coming, ye said: We know not what the Hour is. We deem it naught but a conjecture, and we are by no means convinced.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

When it was said that the promise of God is true and that the Hour would inevitably come, you said, "We do not know what the Hour of Doom is, we are suspicious about it and we are not convinced".

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

When it was said: 'The promise of Allah is true, and of the Hour there is no doubt' you replied: 'We do not know what the Hour is, we guess, assuming, and we are by no means certain'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And when it was said: "Verily, Allah's promise is the truth, and there is no doubt about the coming of the Hour," you said: "We know not what is the Hour: we do not think it but conjecture, and we have no firm convincing belief (therein)."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

When it was said to you, "God's promise is true: there is no doubt about the Hour," did you not reply, 'We do not know what the Hour is. We think it to be nothing but a conjecture, and we are not convinced'"

22 Talal Itani

And when it was said, “The promise of God is true, and of the Hour there is no doubt,” you said, “We do not know what the Hour is; we think it is only speculation; we are not convinced.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And when it was said, to you, O disbelievers; "God's promise, of resurrection, is indeed true, and there is no doubt about the Hour", (read al-s`atu or al-s`ata) you said, "We do not know what the Hour is. We only make conjectures (al-Mubarrad said that this actually [means] in nahnu ill nazunnu zannan) and we are by no means certain" ', that it will come to pass.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

وَإِذَا قِيلَ إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَالسَّاعَةُ لَاإ رَيْبَ فِيهَا

And when it was said;

"Verily, Allah's promise is the truth, and there is no doubt about the coming of the Hour,"

`when the believers said these words to you;'

قُلْتُم مَّا نَدْرِي مَا السَّاعَةُ

you said;"We know not what is the Hour..."

`we do not recognize what you are talking about,'

إِن نَّظُنُّ إِلاَّ ظَنًّا

we do not think it but conjecture,

`we only remotely think that it might come,'

وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمُسْتَيْقِنِينَ



and we have no firm convincing belief (therein).

`we are not sure of it.'

Allah said