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wa-in
وَإِن
And if
yaraw
يَرَوْا۟
they were to see
kis'fan
كِسْفًا
a portion
mina
مِّنَ
from
l-samāi
ٱلسَّمَآءِ
the sky
sāqiṭan
سَاقِطًا
falling,
yaqūlū
يَقُولُوا۟
they will say,
saḥābun
سَحَابٌ
"Clouds
markūmun
مَّرْكُومٌ
heaped up."

Wa iny yaraw kisfam minas samaaa'i saaqitany yaqooloo sahaabum markoom

Sahih International:

And if they were to see a fragment from the sky falling, they would say, "[It is merely] clouds heaped up."

1 A. J. Arberry

Even if they saw lumps falling from heaven, they would say, 'A massed cloud!'

2 Abdul Haleem

Even if they saw a piece of heaven falling down on them, they would say, ‘Just a heap of clouds,’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And if they should see a fragment of the heaven falling down, they would say: it is only clouds piled up.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Were they to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would (only) say; "Clouds gathered in heaps!"

5 Abul Ala Maududi

(So obstinate are they that) even if they were to see some fragments of the sky falling down they would still say: “It is only a mass of cloud.”

6 Ahmed Ali

If they should see a segment falling from the sky, they would say: "It is only a massive cloud."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And were they to see a portion of the sky falling, they will say, “It is a heap of clouds.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Were they to see a fragment falling from the sky, they would say, ‘A cumulous cloud.’

9 Ali Ünal

(So obstinate are they in rejecting the truth that) if they saw a piece of the sky falling down (on them), they would say, "This is (only) a heap of clouds!" (For they cannot conceive that it may be a punishment for their obstinate denial).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And (even) if they see a fragment of the sky falling down (in the form of punishment) they would say, `(It is only) piled up clouds (and not a sign of punishment whatsoever).

11 English Literal

And if they see/understand pieces from the sky/space dropping/falling they say: "Piled/accumulated/heaped clouds."

12 Faridul Haque

And were they to see a portion of the sky falling, they will say, “It is a heap of clouds.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And if they should see a portion of the heaven coming down, they would say, "Piled up clouds."

14 Hilali & Khan

And if they were to see a piece of the heaven falling down, they would say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Or have they a god other than Allah? Glory be to Allah from what they set up (with Him)!

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And if they should see a portion of the heaven coming down, they would say: Piled up clouds.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And if they were to see a fragment of the heaven falling, they would say: A heap of clouds.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Even if they were to see a part of the heavens falling down upon them, they would say, "It is only dense cloud".

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Even if they saw lumps falling from the sky they would say: 'A massed cloud'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And if they were to see a piece of the heaven falling down, they would say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"

21 Wahiduddin Khan

If they should see a part of the heavens falling down, they would say, "A mass of clouds,"

22 Talal Itani

Even if they were to see lumps of the sky falling down, they would say, “A mass of clouds.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And if they were to see a fragment, a portion, of the heaven falling, on them -- as they say, Then make fragments of the heaven fall upon us [Q. 26;187], as a chastisement for them -- they would say, this is; `A heap of clouds!', piled on top of one another, that will bring us water; and so they do not believe.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Stubbornness of the Idolators; Their Punishment

Allah the Exalted reaffirms the stubbornness of the idolators and their ignorance of what goes around them,

وَإِن يَرَوْا كِسْفًا مِّنَ السَّمَاء سَاقِطًا يَقُولُوا سَحَابٌ مَّرْكُومٌ



And if they were to see a piece of the heaven falling down, they would say;"Clouds gathered in heaps!"

meaning, on them as punishment, they would not believe it is coming their way, saying that, these are layers of clouds on top of each other.

Allah the Exalted said in other Ayat,

وَلَوْ فَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَاباً مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ فَظَلُّواْ فِيهِ يَعْرُجُونَ

لَقَالُواْ إِنَّمَا سُكِّرَتْ أَبْصَـرُنَا بَلْ نَحْنُ قَوْمٌ مَّسْحُورُونَ

And even if We opened to them a gate from the heaven and they were to keep on ascending thereto (all day long), they would surely say (in the evening);"Our eyes have been dazzled. Nay, we are a people bewitched." (15;14-15)

Allah the Exalted said