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wakam
وَكَم
And how many
min
مِّن
of
malakin
مَّلَكٍ
(the) Angels
فِى
in
l-samāwāti
ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ
the heavens
لَا
not
tugh'nī
تُغْنِى
will avail
shafāʿatuhum
شَفَٰعَتُهُمْ
their intercession
shayan
شَيْـًٔا
anything
illā
إِلَّا
except
min
مِنۢ
of
baʿdi
بَعْدِ
after
an
أَن
[that]
yadhana
يَأْذَنَ
Allah has given permission
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah has given permission
liman
لِمَن
for whom
yashāu
يَشَآءُ
He wills
wayarḍā
وَيَرْضَىٰٓ
and approves.

Wa kam mim malakin fissamaawaati laa tughnee shafaa'atuhum shai'an illaa mim ba'di anyyaazanal laahu limany yashaaa'u wa yardaa

Sahih International:

And how many angels there are in the heavens whose intercession will not avail at all except [only] after Allah has permitted [it] to whom He wills and approves.

1 A. J. Arberry

How many an angel there is in the heavens whose intercession avails not anything, save after that God gives leave to whomsoever He wills and is well-pleased.

2 Abdul Haleem

There are many angels in heaven whose intercession will be of no use until God gives permission to those He will, whose words He will accept.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And many soever are angels in the heavens whose intercession shall not avail at all save after Allah hath given leave for whomsoever He listeth and pleaseth.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

How many-so-ever be the angels in the heavens, their intercession will avail nothing except after Allah has given leave for whom He pleases and that he is acceptable to Him.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Numerous are the angels in the heavens; yet their intercession shall be of no avail, except in regard to those whom He grants the leave of intercession and whose plea He is pleased to accept.

6 Ahmed Ali

Many as the angels be in heaven their intercession will not avail in the least without God's permission for whomsoever He please and approve.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And many an angel is in the heavens, whose intercession does not benefit the least unless Allah gives permission for whomever He wills, and whom He likes.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

How many an angel there is in the heavens whose intercession is of not any avail, except after Allah permits whomever He wishes and approves of!

9 Ali Ünal

How many an angel there is in the heavens (even supposing they would intercede for a human) whose intercession does not avail at all except after God has given permission to whomever He wills (to intercede on behalf of whomever He wills) and is pleased with.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Behold! so many an angel is there in the heavens but their intercession can be of no avail except after Allâh has given (them) permission regarding him whom He wills and with whom He is pleased.

11 English Literal

And how many from (an) angel (is) in the skies/space, their mediation does not enrich/suffice a thing except from after that God permits/allows to whom He wills/wants/intends, and He accepts/approves.

12 Faridul Haque

And many an angel is in the heavens, whose intercession does not benefit the least unless Allah gives permission for whomever He wills, and whom He likes.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And how many so ever angels are in the heavens, their intercession does not avail at all except after Allah has given permission to whom He wills and chooses to accept.

14 Hilali & Khan

And there are many angels in the heavens, whose intercession will avail nothing except after Allah has given leave for whom He wills and pleases.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

So they said: What! A single mortal from among us! Shall we follow him? We shall then be in sure error and distress.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And how many an angel is there in the heavens whose intercession does not avail at all except after Allah has given permission to whom He pleases and chooses.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And how many angels are in the heavens whose intercession availeth naught save after Allah giveth leave to whom He chooseth and accepteth.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

There are many angels in the heavens whose intercession will be of no benefit unless God grants such permission to whichever of them He wants.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

How many an angel is there in the heavens whose intercession shall not benefit until Allah gives permission to whom He will and is pleased.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And there are many angels in the heavens, whose intercession will avail nothing, except after Allah has given leave for whom He wills and is pleased with.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

There may be countless angels in heaven, but their intercession will be of no avail until God has given permission to those whom he chooses and accepts.

22 Talal Itani

How many an angel is there in the heavens whose intercession avails nothing, except after God gives permission to whomever He wills, and approves?

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And how many an angel, that is to say, many an angel, there is in the heavens, and how honoured they are in God's sight [but], whose intercession cannot avail in any way except after God gives permission, to them for this [intercession], for whomever He wills, of His servants, and, with whom, He is satisfied, because of His saying; and they do not intercede except for him with whom He is satisfied [Q. 21;28]. It is also well- known that it [intercession] cannot be forthcoming from them except after permission for it has been granted; who is there that shall intercede with Him save with His leave [Q. 2;255].

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

And there are many angels in the heavens, whose intercession will avail nothing except after Allah has given leave for whom He wills and is pleased with.

As He said;

مَن ذَا الَّذِى يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ

Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His permission, (2;255)

and,

وَلَا تَنفَعُ الشَّفَـعَةُ عِندَهُ إِلاَّ لِمَنْ أَذِنَ لَهُ

Intercession with Him profits not except for him whom He permits. (34;23)

`If this is the case with the angels who are close to Him, how can you, O ignorant ones, hope for Allah to grant you the intercession of the idols and rivals you worship with Him without having His permission or any divine legislation permitting you to worship them' Rather, Allah has forbidden idol worshipping by the tongues of all of His Messengers and He revealed this prohibition in all of His Books