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afalā
أَفَلَا
So will not
yatūbūna
يَتُوبُونَ
they turn in repentance
ilā
إِلَى
to
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
Allah
wayastaghfirūnahu
وَيَسْتَغْفِرُونَهُۥۚ
and seek His forgiveness?
wal-lahu
وَٱللَّهُ
And Allah
ghafūrun
غَفُورٌ
(is) Oft-Forgiving,
raḥīmun
رَّحِيمٌ
Most Merciful.

Afalaa yatooboona ilal laahi wa yastaghfiroonah; wallaahu Ghafoorur Raheem

Sahih International:

So will they not repent to Allah and seek His forgiveness? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

1 A. J. Arberry

Will they not turn to God and pray His forgiveness? God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.

2 Abdul Haleem

Why do they not turn to God and ask His forgiveness, when God is most forgiving, most merciful?

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Wherefore turn they not toward Allah and ask His forgiveness? And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Why turn they not to Allah, and seek His forgiveness? For Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Will they not, then, turn to Allah in repentance, and ask for His forgiveness? Allah is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate.

6 Ahmed Ali

Why do they not turn to God and ask His forgiveness? God is forgiving and kind.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

So why do they not incline towards Allah and seek His forgiveness? And Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Will they not repent to Allah and plead to Him for forgiveness? Yet Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful.

9 Ali Ünal

Will they not turn to God in repentance and (being resolved never again to commit the same wrong) ask Him for forgiveness? God is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Will they not turn with repentance to Allâh and seek His protection, while Allâh is Great Protector, Ever Merciful?

11 English Literal

So do they not repent to God, and they ask Him for forgiveness, and God (is) forgiving, merciful.

12 Faridul Haque

So why do they not incline towards Allah and seek His forgiveness? And Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

The Messiah, the son of Mary, is only a Messenger: Messengers like him have passed away before him; and his mother was a saintly woman. And they both used to eat food. See how We clearly explain to them the revelations, yet see how they turn aside!

14 Hilali & Khan

Will they not repent to Allah and ask His Forgiveness? For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Certainly they disbelieve who say: Allah is the third of the three. And there is no God but One God. And if they desist not from what they say a painful chastisement will surely befall such of them as disbelieve.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Will they not then turn to Allah and ask His forgiveness? And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Will they not rather turn unto Allah and seek forgiveness of Him? For Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Should they not repent and ask Him for forgiveness? God is All-forgiving and All-merciful.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Will they not turn to Allah in repentance and ask His forgiveness? He is Forgiving, Merciful.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Will they not repent to Allah and ask His forgiveness For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Why do they not turn to God and ask for His forgiveness? God is forgiving and merciful.

22 Talal Itani

Will they not repent to God and ask His forgiveness? God is Forgiving and Merciful.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Will they not turn in repentance to God and seek His forgiveness?, for what they say (the interrogative is intended as a rebuke); God is Forgiving, to the one who repents, Merciful, to him.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Will they not repent to Allah and ask His Forgiveness For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

This demonstrates Allah's generosity, kindness and mercy for His creatures, even though they committed this grave sin and invented such a lie and false allegation. Despite all of this, Allah calls them to repent so that He will forgive them, for Allah forgives those who sincerely repent to Him.
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