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walaw
وَلَوْ
And (even) if
annanā
أَنَّنَا
[that] We (had)
nazzalnā
نَزَّلْنَآ
[We] sent down
ilayhimu
إِلَيْهِمُ
to them
l-malāikata
ٱلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةَ
the Angels
wakallamahumu
وَكَلَّمَهُمُ
and spoken to them
l-mawtā
ٱلْمَوْتَىٰ
the dead
waḥasharnā
وَحَشَرْنَا
and We gathered
ʿalayhim
عَلَيْهِمْ
before them
kulla
كُلَّ
every
shayin
شَىْءٍ
thing
qubulan
قُبُلًا
face to face,
مَّا
not
kānū
كَانُوا۟
they were
liyu'minū
لِيُؤْمِنُوٓا۟
to believe
illā
إِلَّآ
unless
an
أَن
[that]
yashāa
يَشَآءَ
wills.
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah.
walākinna
وَلَٰكِنَّ
But
aktharahum
أَكْثَرَهُمْ
most of them
yajhalūna
يَجْهَلُونَ
(are) ignorant.

Wa law annanaa nazzal naaa ilaihimul malaaa'ikata wa kallamahumul mawtaa wa hasharnaa 'alaihim kulla shai'in qubulam maa kaanoo liyu'minooo illaaa ai yashaaa'al laahu wa laakinna aksarahum yajhaloon

Sahih International:

And even if We had sent down to them the angels [with the message] and the dead spoke to them [of it] and We gathered together every [created] thing in front of them, they would not believe unless Allah should will. But most of them, [of that], are ignorant.

1 A. J. Arberry

Though We had sent down the angels to them, and the dead had spoken with them, had We mustered against them every thing, face to face, yet they would not have been the ones to believe, unless God willed; but most of them are ignorant.

2 Abdul Haleem

Even if We sent the angels down to them, and the dead spoke to them, and We gathered all things right in front of them, they still would not believe, unless God so willed, but most of them are ignorant [of this].

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And even thou We had sent down angels unto them, and the dead had spoken to them, and We had gathered together about them everything face to face, they were not such as could believe, unless Allah had so willed, but most of them speak ignorantly.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Even if We did send unto them angels, and the dead did speak unto them, and We gathered together all things before their very eyes, they are not the ones to believe, unless it is in Allah's plan. But most of them ignore (the truth).

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Even if We had sent angels down to them and the dead had spoken to them, and even if We had assembled before them all the things, face to face, they would still not believe unless it be Allah's will that they believe. Most of them behave in utter ignorance.

6 Ahmed Ali

Even if We send down the angels to them, and the dead should speak to them, and We gather all things before their eyes, they will not believe, unless God should will, for most of them are ignorant.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And had We sent down the angels towards them, and had the dead spoken to them, and had We raised all things in front of them, they would still not have believed unless Allah willed – but most of them are totally ignorant.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Even if We had sent down angels to them, and the dead had spoken to them, and We had gathered before them all things manifestly, they would [still] not believe unless Allah wished. But most of them are ignorant.

9 Ali Ünal

Even if We were to send down angels to them (whenever they wished it), and the dead were to speak to them, and We were to assemble before them, face to face, all the creatures (to bear witness to the truth of the Message you bring), they would still not believe, unless God so willed (and came to their aid out of His pure grace); but most of them are ignorant (they pursue worldly pleasures completely unaware of belief and mindless of their own selves).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Even if We should send down the angels to them, and the dead should speak to them, and even if We should bring all things together face to face (to them), they would not believe unless Allâh had (enforced) His will. The thing is that most of them persist in ignorance.

11 English Literal

And if that We descended to them the angels, and the deads talked (to) them , and We gathered on them every thing in front, they were not to believe, except that God wants/wills, and but most of them are being ignorant .

12 Faridul Haque

And had We sent down the angels towards them, and had the dead spoken to them, and had We raised all things in front of them, they would still not have believed unless Allah willed - but most of them are totally ignorant.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And had We sent down unto them angels, or the dead had spoken to them, or We had gathered together the hosts before their very eyes, they would not have believed unless Allah so willed - but most of them are ignorant.

14 Hilali & Khan

And even if We had sent down unto them angels, and the dead had spoken unto them, and We had gathered together all things before their very eyes, they would not have believed, unless Allah willed, but most of them behave ignorantly.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And we turn their hearts and their sights, even as they did not believe in it the first time; and We leave them in their inordinacy, blindly wandering on.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And even if We had sent down to them the angels and the dead had spoken to them and We had brought together all things before them, they would not believe unless Allah pleases, but most of them are ignorant.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And though We should send down the angels unto them, and the dead should speak unto them, and We should gather against them all things in array, they would not believe unless Allah so willed. Howbeit, most of them are ignorant.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Had We sent the angels to them, made the dead speak to them, and resurrected all things before their very eyes, they still would not believe unless God willed it to be so. But, in fact, most of them ignore (the evidence).

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Even if We sent down the angels to them and the dead spoke to them, and assembled all things in front of them, they would still not believe, unless Allah willed it. But most of them are ignorant.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And even if We had sent down unto them angels, and the dead had spoken unto them, and We had gathered together all things before them, they would not have believed, unless Allah willed, but most of them behave ignorantly.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Even if We sent down angels to them, and caused the dead to speak to them, and We gathered together everything in front of them, they would still not believe, unless God had so willed. But most of them behave ignorantly.

22 Talal Itani

Even if We sent down the angels to them, and the dead spoke to them, and We gathered all things before them, they still would not believe, unless God wills; but most of them are ignorant.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And if We had sent down the angels to them, and the dead had spoken with them, as they have requested, and We had gathered against them all things in droves (read qubulan, plural of qabl, meaning `throng upon throng', or read qibalan, meaning `before their very eyes'), and they were witness to your truthfulness, yet they would not have believed, as God already knows, unless God willed, that they believe and they did; but most of them are ignorant, of this.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Allah says;

وَلَوْ أَنَّنَا نَزَّلْنَا إِلَيْهِمُ الْمَليِكَةَ

And even if We had sent down unto them angels,

Allah says;`Had We accepted what the disbelievers asked for,' that is -- those who swore their strongest oaths by Allah that if a miracle came to them they would believe in it -- `had We sent down angels,' to convey to them Allah's Message, in order to support the truth of the Messengers, as they asked, when they said,
أَوْ تَأْتِيَ بِاللّهِ وَالْمَليِكَةِ قَبِيلً
(or you bring Allah and the angels before (us) face to face). (17;92)

قَالُواْ لَن نُّوْمِنَ حَتَّى نُوْتَى مِثْلَ مَأ أُوتِىَ رُسُلُ اللَّهِ

They said;"We shall not believe until we receive the like of that which the Messengers of Allah had received." (6;124)

and,

وَقَالَ الَّذِينَ لَا يَرْجُونَ لِقَأءَنَا لَوْلَا أُنزِلَ عَلَيْنَا الْمَلَـيِكَةُ أَوْ نَرَى رَبَّنَا لَقَدِ اسْتَكْبَرُواْ فِى أَنفُسِهِمْ وَعَتَوْا عُتُوّاً كَبِيراً

And those who expect not a meeting with Us said;"Why are not the angels sent down to us, or why do we not see our Lord!" Indeed they think too highly of themselves, and are scornful with great pride. (25;21)

Allah said,

وَكَلَّمَهُمُ الْمَوْتَى

and the dead had spoken unto them,

This is, to inform them of the truth of what the Messengers brought them;

وَحَشَرْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ قُبُلً

and We had gathered together all things before them,

Ali bin Abi Talhah and Al-Awfi reported from Ibn Abbas,

before their eyes.

This is the view of Qatadah and Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam.

This Ayah means, if all nations were gathered before them, one after the other, and each one testifies to the truth of what the Messengers came with,

مَّا كَانُواْ لِيُوْمِنُواْ إِلاَّ أَن يَشَاء اللّهُ

they would not have believed, unless Allah willed,

for guidance is with Allah not with them. Certainly, Allah guides whom He wills and misguides whom He wills, and He does what He wills,
لَاا يُسْأَلُ عَمَّا يَفْعَلُ وَهُمْ يُسْأَلُونَ
(He cannot be questioned about what He does, while they will be questioned). (21;23)

This is due to His knowledge, wisdom, power, supreme authority and irresistibility.

Similarly, Allah said,

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ حَقَّتْ عَلَيْهِمْ كَلِمَةُ رَبِّكَ لَا يُوْمِنُونَ

وَلَوْ جَأءَتْهُمْ كُلُّ ءايَةٍ حَتَّى يَرَوُاْ الْعَذَابَ الاٌّلِيمَ

Truly, those, against whom the Word (wrath) of your Lord has been justified, will not believe. Even if every sign should come to them, until they see the painful torment. (10;96-97)

وَلَـكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ يَجْهَلُونَ



but most of them behave ignorantly