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A company
the former people,

Sullatum minal awwa leen

Sahih International:

A company of the former peoples

1 A. J. Arberry

A throng of the ancients

2 Abdul Haleem

many from the past

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

A multitude from the ancients.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

A (goodly) number from those of old,

5 Abul Ala Maududi

a large throng from the ancients,

6 Ahmed Ali

A crowd of earlier generations

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

A large group from the earlier generations.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

A multitude from the former [generations]

9 Ali Ünal

A good many of them are from among the first (to have embraced God’s Religion);

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(This group will consist of) a large party from the earlier people (of Islam);

11 English Literal

A group from the first/beginners.

12 Faridul Haque

A large group from the earlier generations.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

A multitude of those of old,

14 Hilali & Khan

A multitude of those (on the Right Hand) will be from the first generation (who embraced Islam).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

For those on the right hand.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

A numerous company from among the first,

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

A multitude of those of old

18 Muhammad Sarwar

These (people of the right hand) consist of many from the ancient

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

a multitude of the ancients,

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

A multitude of those will be from the first generation.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

a large group of the earlier people

22 Talal Itani

A throng from the ancients.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

A multitude from the former [generations],

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

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